Book 2 of The Regent Mysteries series
Humorous Regency Romance Mystery
Sensuality Level: Sweet
Approximate word count: 64,000
It all started quite innocently when Lady Daphne Chalmers's duchess sister came to her sleuthing sibling for help in retrieving love letters she wrote to Major Styles, now deceased. But as Daphne and her own lover, Captain Jack Dryden of His Majesty's Hussars, join forces to track down the letters, they follow a trail of treachery and murder that threatens the entire kingdom.
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What critics are saying about The Regent Mysteries:
A delightful blend of humor, romance, and mystery, a romp through Regency society, sprinkled with appealing characters and colorful figures from British history." – In Print
"Bolen is a masterful storyteller who brings us enchanting love stories that offer fresh outlooks on love, while combing humor and mystery." – Regency Inkwell
With His Lady's Assistance (Book 1 of The Regent Mysteries) was named a finalist in the 2012 International Digital Awards contest for long historical.
Critics on With His Lady's Assistance (Book 1 of The Regent Mysteries):
"A delightful Regency romance. . .The mystery is nicely done, the romance is enchanting, and the secondary character are enjoyable." 4 Stars. Romantic Times
5-Star Hall of Fame book. – Historical Romance Critic
"This book is funny, sweet, romantic, mysterious, and historical. . . .I found myself laughing out loud several times." – The Indie Bookshelf
About the Author
Admitting to a fascination over dead Englishwomen, she is a regular contributor to the Regency Plume,The Regency Reader and the Quizzing Glass. Many of her interesting articles on Regency England can be found at her website, www.CherylBolen.com.
She holds an English/journalism degree from the University of Texas and an MS from the University of Houston. Before her first book was published in 1998, she enjoyed careers as a newspaper reporter/editor and as a public school English teacher.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a nice before sleep read. It is witty, the love scenes sweet, and the mystery is plausible.
Another beautiful love story. Only 190 pages. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Cheryl really knows how to keep your attention. This is the 2nd book in this series, & was as good as the first. Many things going on. This is a must-read. Enjoy. I know I did.
In this second installment on Bolen’s Regent Mysteries, Captain Jack Dryden receives another urgent summons to come to the aid of the Prince Regent--on Jack’s wedding day. The call comes after the ceremony, but Jack and Lady Daphne find their wedding night postponed as he reports for duty. With Jack caught up in the search for a missing list of British traitors, Daphne agrees to help her sister Cornelia, the Duchess of Lankersham, retrieve the passionate letters she unwisely wrote to a now-dead officer, which have fallen into the hands of a blackmailer. As circumstances conspire to delay that longed-for wedding night, Daphne and Jack discover that their investigations are connected, and that their arch-enemy, the French spy d’Arblier, is involved. Jack and Daphne’s discreet inquiries are hampered by family misunderstandings, French spies who would prefer to see them both dead, and an eager but incompetent cook. Will Jack find the missing papers before d’Arblier finds him? Will Daphne find a competent housekeeper before they starve? And will Daphne and Jack ever have their wedding night? Read A Most Discreet Inquiry for the answers, and enjoy another adventure with the most charming of Regency detectives.