Ray of Light

Ray of Light

by Elizabeth Johns
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Ray of Light by Elizabeth Johns

Maili Craig finally has the London Season she has always wanted, but finds it is not what she dreamed. As the orphaned daughter of a country gentleman, she does not rank high enough for the ton's gentlemen, and her forthright manner earns her criticism. At the last ball of the season, she meets a stranger, who claims to be her aunt and invites Maili to visit.

Hugh Dickerson, Duke of Cavenray has finally agreed to wed in order to provide an heir. However, he is none too interested in his mother's choices and finds himself tempted by a beauty of lower birth. He flees to his country estate to forget the beauty and hide from his mother. Instead of respite, he finds his property is being used by smugglers, and the very beauty he wanted to forget is visiting her new relatives in the neighboring estate.

The unlikely pair is brought together by fate, but can they overcome their pride and see the other in a better light, and the possibilities before them, as danger threatens their very lives?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158997402
Publisher: Elizabeth Johns
Publication date: 11/13/2017
Series: Elizabeth Johns's Descendants Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 158,472
File size: 429 KB

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Ray of Light 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still like the original Loring Abott series (though really they're all part of the same universe/series) the best, but this was pretty good. I like Catriona's story the best of the Douglas-Craig siblings, but this was pretty good. I liked the plot overall though I thought the duke was a bit too lustful Darcy. And somehow the second half of the book wasn't as engaging... My biggest complaint about this book was the duke's (and his brothers') mother must have been a stepmother, which I didn't notice it saying, otherwise the timeline just does not work/author changed her mind part way through on some of the characters' characters, which seems likely when considering end descriptions to the begining. The next book sounds interesting - characters I like. Clean book, though a bit too much covert kissing than was at all likely, without reasonable concerns, and some ridiculous playing with fire considering his reactions from the duke.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Ray of Light by Elizabeth Johns The Descendants Series Book Three Maili Craig just finished her London Season. It wasn't what she had thought it would be like. Maili didn't find any suitors who wanted a gentleman's daughter as a bride...other things yes...a bride no. But right before she's ready to leave London—she meets a woman who changes everything she knew about her past life. Hugh Dickerson, Ninth Duke of Cavenray had to get his mind off a woman he couldn't marry. His mother disapproved her, and she was probably right. And yet...Maili had gotten under his skin. Ditching a house party of prospective brides his mother had planned—Hugh hoofs it off to one of his estates he hasn't been to in fifteen years. And found quite a surprise...and adventure. I haven't read a book by Elizabeth Johns that hasn't pulled me into the story and come to life. This story is the last of the three children Dr. Gavin Craig had adopted from the orphanage. Gavin now has a title and money...but to Society...she's still looked down upon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ray of Light is the 3rd in The Descendants Series involving three orphans who were adopted after their parents were killed in a suspicious carriage accident. Maili Craig is the youngest of the three. Raised in by loving adopted parents, Maili is happy, but still has questions about her past...and her future. Hugh, the Duke of Cavenray, is attracted to Maili, but she is seemingly below his station and his mother vehemently opposes Maili as a match for her son. When Maili, who, has not had the most successful 1st season in London, meets unexpected relatives, she decides she needs seize the opportunity to escape London and find out more about her natural parents. Hugh also decides to escape London and try to get his mind off of Maili. Fate and danger bring them together again and they decide to work together to solve the mysteries surrounding the area. Their attraction to each other is deep, but will it be enough to overcome society's expectations? And will they be able to escape the danger that threatens their very lives? This is an exceptional book in the series and I especially loved how it answered questions raised in Through The Fire (A Series of Elements Book 1). While it does wrap up the stories of these 3 orphans, I hope there are more books in the Descendants series.
Tinalou70 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 stars! This is my favorite of the Decendants series thus far. We finally get the backstory of the Douglas children and how they came to be adopted by Dr. (Baron) Craig and Ms. Johns did not disappoint with their origin story. There's the usual humorous and emotional moments that they experience and thankfully the H/h don't spend too much time in their own heads, overthinking everything. The characters were strong and well developed and as with Ms Johns' previous books, this story picks up fairly close to where the previous one left off so there's only a few weeks or a month or two of a wait for her characters in the timeline which I personally love. I hate waiting to see who gets their story and/or what happens next, lol. The plot and every subsequent event that follows are all believable and relatable. The action/suspense aspect added just another layer to my enjoyment. As this is my favorite of this series so far, I would've given it 5 stars because I love Ms. Johns' writing and her creativity but at one point the familial connections became a little confusing and I had to step back and re-read to get it straight in my head. I look forward to many more books from Ms. Johns. She writes what I love to read.
redhotpv More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! It's got drama, suspense, intrigue, a great twist and lovely romance. The story is very well written and has wonderful complexity. The characters are so interesting and likable. It moved at a very nice pace, and it held my interest from the first page right up until the very end. Very well done! I look forward to reading more from this author. Highly recommended.