Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr. Gray

Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr. Gray

by Janice Preston

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ISBN-13: 9781335522719
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: The Beauchamp Betrothals , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,049,415
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Janice Preston grew up in Wembley. At eighteen she moved to Devon, where she met and married a farmer, but she now lives in the West Midlands with her second husband and two cats. She has two children and two step-children, all now adults. Apart from farming, Janice has worked as a conveyancer, a police call handler and a university administrator. She currently works part-time for a weight management counsellor (vainly trying to control her own weight despite her love of chocolate!).

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Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr. Gray 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RoseinTexas2 9 months ago
This is the last book in The Beauchamp Betrothals series & I absolutely loved it! What a fabulous ending to this series! Lady Cecily Beauchamp is the younger sister to Lord Vernon Beauchamp and Leo the Duke of Cheriton, they were the heroes in the first two books in this series. We met our hero Zachary Gray in the previous book and he's somewhat of a mystery, hence the title! :-) I have liked Cecily from the beginning book. She's now 30 and has spent her entire adult life in charge of her family household and taking care of her widowed brothers children. So when her two older brothers find love and get married within 4 months she feels her comfortable world unsettled. This is when she first meets our hero. Zach and Cecily form a friendship and although they are both drawn to each other and begin to have feeling for each other, their stations in life are so different that both know nothing can come of it. I absolutely fell in love with Zach! He was such an interesting, charismatic and loveable hero. Zach also has some secrets he's hiding that could possibly change his relationship with Cecily. As their love grows and their feelings become known to each other and the people around them, people do their best to keep this couple apart. This story has an absolutely beautiful ending and is absolutely fitting for this special couple and their HEA. This truly was the perfect story to end this series. From the wonderful secondary characters, the fabulous storyline, to a couple who captured my heart, if I could I would give it 10 stars! I've absolutely loved this entire series and look forward to reading Janice Preston's newest Beauchamp series, The Beauchamp Heirs featuring Leo the Duke of Cheriton's three children!
clarkws More than 1 year ago
This is book three in the Beauchamp Betrothals series. I think this is by far my favorite story so far and I have given five stars to the prior ones. If I could give 10 stars to this romance I would. This story has everything: a dashing hero, a strong loving heroine and a horrid villain. I can’t wait to read the next installment. Bravo Ms Preston!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
It was at her brother Vernon’s wedding that Lady Cecily Beauchamp started feeling melancholy. She was glad that her two brothers were happily married, but what was to become of her now? They had no need for her anymore, would she remain the dependent relation from now on with no husband, no children, no household of her own? Feeling despondent, Cecily went to the garden where she met the most exotic man she had ever laid her eyes on: Zach Gray, the man with the diamond earring was a friend of the brother of the bride. And a very perceptive man, it turned out, a near stranger to whom she eagerly unburdens her conflicted soul. Oh, that she could have so charming a suitor! Except that Mr Gray is of Romany descent; even for a thirty year-old spinster, it would not be acceptable, she a daughter and sister of dukes. With a heavy heart, Cecily concludes that she will accept Lord Kilburn’s proposal, does she truly have any other choice? Do not expect LADY CECILY AND THE MYSTERIOUS MR GRAY to be a cute little story where pretty people make googly eyes at each other, where some aristocrats are slightly shocked then charmed by the colourful Romany man, and that after a little pish posh, all is well; this is not fluff. LADY CECILY AND THE MYSTERIOUS MR GRAY is one of the most emotionally gripping stories I have recently read, and a spellbinding one; not because of some mystery, but from a human point of view. Zach has dealt with prejudice for most of his life, from people like Cecily’s family, and he chose to life his life the way he wanted: that of a Romany, like a nomad. Cecily has always done the right thing, done what was asked of her, never ruffling any feathers, but she loves her family and her life of privilege. Cecily and Zach do fall in love, but what is right: doing what one must or doing what one wants to do? Janice Preston paints an extraordinary picture of Regency society and its prejudices, which affect even our heroes and heroines. I was extremely surprised – and delighted beyond belief – at how realistically the question of this “forbidden” romance was handled. I nearly subtracted a star from my review because of a detail in Zach’s past, but then mentally I added three more stars for the way Zach reacted to the situation, and how bravely Ms. Preston dealt with the prejudice issue. There is so much tension on all sides, and so well conveyed, that I could almost feel the atmosphere vibrating with the tension, the sparks flying between Zach and Cecily, and the storm brewing on Leo’s side – Cecily’s older brother, the Duke. Leo is one formidable character, and slightly terrifying. LADY CECILY AND THE MYSTERIOUS MR GRAY is filled with exceptionally fleshed-out characters, and I loved Daniel Markham and Olivia – one of Leo’s daughters, among others. Character development is possibly the most impressive I have ever read, and no one has it easy. I was alternatively stunned, ecstatic, and in tears at how the story, and the romance, unfolded. Janice Preston’s weaves her magic through her dynamic, eloquent, flowing prose and smart dialogues, thus creating a Regency world of such authenticity that I was immersed in that world from the beginning. I am in awe.