CONFESSIONS OF A LADY RUINED by Karen Lingefelt
Confessions of a Lady Ruined by Karen Lingefelt
Reviewed by Tanya
Julia Bassett was ‘ruined’ when she was in London for her season years ago by Colin Everett, Earl of Danforth. This has basically led to her life being one of drudgery and work, even though it was her family reacting to her sister’s indiscretions and not Julia’s (though she doesn’t know these facts). Now Julia is going to have to come face to face with the man she once loved. She has been talked into acting as Colin’s sister’s chaperone for her London Season. But, to keep from having to spend so much time in Colin’s presence Julia will do just about anything to be sent packing.
Colin feels bad about breaking Julia’s heart long ago. Time has passed and he sees that she has more substance than he initially thought and in fact was a victim years ago. Now he wants her back in his life.
Can the two learn to trust each other? Especially when it appears someone is trying to kill Colin?
Confessions of a Lady Ruined is an intriguing historical with a twist of mystery thrown in. I was pulled into the story at the first as I was rooting for Julia and despising Colin, but quickly I changed my mind. In this case Colin is really the good guy who wants to make up for past indiscretions and Julia won’t believe him. Especially when it becomes clear that there are people ‘cheering’ for Julia, even though it is apparent her family isn’t. For fans of English historical romances you will definitely enjoy Confessions of a Lady Ruined.