David is all too aware that some day soon he will have to leave Laverock-and Murdo-and return to his legal practice in Edinburgh, just as Murdo will have to return to his life in London. But when David's mentor, Patrick Chalmers, asks David to return to Edinburgh to visit him on his deathbed, it seems that day has come sooner than either David or Murdo would have wished.
Chalmers begs David to undertake one last piece of business for him: to secure the future of Chalmers's daughter Elizabeth. But to carry out his old mentor's wishes, David must travel to London, with Murdo.
No sooner have the two men arrived in the capital than they encounter Murdo's ruthlessly manipulative father, who reveals a shocking secret that rocks David to his foundations. What's more, when David discovers Elizabeth is facing far greater danger than even her father feared, he is determined to help her, no matter the cost to his own safety.
As the stakes rise, it is Murdo who must choose what he is prepared to sacrifice to keep David at his side, and ask whether there is any possibility of lasting happiness for men like them.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having been together for the five months since the last page of Beguiled, Enlightened finds David and Murdo enjoying something they never thought they would be able to have, domesticity with each other. Naturally, life is not that easy. We get to see Murdo's father in this installment and let me tell you, he is not a pleasant man. Enlightened finds the couple traveling to London with not so happy tasks but will it be the end for the pair or will they be able to find a way around societies' idea of proper morality? Overall Series Review: With this being a trilogy you have to read the entire series to see the whole story. As any followers of my reviews know, I am a true history lover so when I find a new(or new to me) historical I tend to gobble them up. Well, I have never felt so satisfied after binge reading a trilogy before as I have with Joanna Chambers' Enlightenment. David and Lord Murdo will definitely try your patience but their passion for life and each other, even when they deny it, will bring a little zest into your life and a pep to your step. Don't get me wrong, you will most certainly want to wring their necks more than once but it only adds to the passion and heart of the story. I loved the secondary characters as well, there isn't a single one that could be labeled as just filler, they all a part to play in the journeys of David and Murdo. It's through the couples' interactions with these characters that we get to see what drives them, we see that David wants to help others from the beginning but it isn't really until Beguiled that we realize Murdo isn't as selfish or self-involved as originally portrayed. It may be cliche but there is more to him than meets the eye and it's lovely watching David discover Murdo's drive and heart. It isn't often that I find myself saying that with each installment the story got even better, sequels by nature are often inferior to the original but not with this trilogy. A truly lovely historical that showed the morality of the time but never lost the passion the characters have for life or each other. Enlightenment has a little bit of everything but at the center of it all is heart and that only grows with each page. So blessed that this series crossed my path and makes a great addition to my historical shelf.