Edward, Earl of Chalcombe, walking home, is attacked. He attempts to defend himself but is bludgeoned to the ground. Death seems inevitable when a fat ugly man carrying a stick and a beautiful slender young lady appear and rescue him. The rescuers bundle Edward home and the young lady, Madelaine, summons the Bow Street runners. Refusing reward she provides no address. But Edward, fascinated by both Madelaine's beauty and swordsmanship, intends to pursue the acquaintance. Edward seeks his rescuers and the culprits who wish to terminate his life. He offers the elusive Madelaine marriage but she repeatedly declines. Madelaine's father accepts an invitation to visit Edward's estate with her over Christmas as he takes a liking to Edward. As Edward pursues Madelaine, the attempts on his life continue. The mystery intertwines as their romance progresses and Madelaine eventually reveals the secret making her refuse to marry him.
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I really enjoyed The Fencing Master’s Daughter. I loved how the author drew me in. The speech and culture of the time was captured very well. The authentic feel of the language, the food, and settings were superb. I could envision every setting, tasted the foods! (I am googling recipes), and pictured the dresses. Giselle’s writing is beautiful, and it is clear she understands the time and setting of the period she writes in. I loved that the heroine was not a wilting flower. From the get go, I realized that she was smart, feisty, and kick ass which I really appreciate in my heroines. I admit there were moments I did not connect with her fully, wanting to understand her motivations more. I liked Edward’s personality, his steadiness, and surety in how he pursued Madelaine. Even though awed by her beauty, he was able to see beyond it, and fell in love with more than her beauty. I did wish for more dialogue between the characters, which I felt would have enthralled me more. I wanted to be more invested in the danger that stalked Edward, and the horror that Madeline had experienced (both past and present). The plot engaged me, and was well executed. I absolutely adore the supporting characters. They did more than support; they brought the story alive without overshadowing the heart of it. I am looking forward to this author other novels! Overall, I found the Fencing Master’s Daughter to be a very good read, so, I would recommend it. I gave it 4.5 stars.