The Lady and the Barrister – Book 1
The Return of the Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea Series
Ruth A. Casey
She swore she’d help him find his soul mate. Will she realize he already has?
Lady Anna Ravencroft shines brightly as a much-admired organizer and hostess. In her mind it is the one thing at which she succeeds. Inwardly she is shy, retiring… a wallflower. With two seasons that ended in disaster she has accepted marriage might not be in her future.
Lord Fraser Castleton, a London barrister is shocked when he inherits a title and estate from his mother’s
great aunt and becomes the 8 th Duke of Willbury. He returns to Sommer-by-the-Sea to take up permanent
residence. He crosses paths with his longtime friend, Lady Anna. He confides that he is the target of every
mother with an unmarried daughter. She commiserates with him. Every eligible gentleman sees the Ravencroft purse rather than her. Together they decide to find a mate for each other. Anna presents him with a list of several eligible women. Castleton is receptive, but not enthusiastic. He gives her the same reaction with the subsequent two lists. Will she realize he has already found his match?
Reginald Younge who doesn’t always play by the rules wants to be the next Member of Parliament for his borough. His political backer will support him if Younge can finance the campaign himself. He suggests Younge find a wealthy wife to support his political plans. Marrying a Ravencroft would all but guarantee not only his backer’s continued support but provide the steady stream of money needed to claim his place amongst the gentry. He calls on Lady Anna for assistance for a campaign event and has an ulterior motive.
With two men vying for her hand, who will she choose? The smooth politician or the down to earth barrister turned duke?
What others are saying
The Lady and the Barrister according to NN Light: …Ruth A. Casie is impeccable
when it comes to historical research. She imbues all her research into her writing and the result
is an immersive reading experience. Every detail, every feeling, every yearning is exquisitely
described. Trust me, it’s worth the read for the descriptive narration alone.
But in my personal opinion, it’s all about the characters. Lady Anna is a heroine you’re going to
adore. She has compassion. She’s an emotional creature but she’s also a woman whose feet are
firmly planted in reality. When she concocts a plan with her dear friend, little do they realize
they’re perfect for each other. Each character is written with purpose and etched beautifully. I
connected with them all…
If you’re looking for a historical romance with all the feels, pick up The Lady and the Barrister. I
can’t wait for the next book in the series.
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RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical adventures from the shores of medieval Scotland to the cobblestone streets of Regency London. Within the pages you’ll discover ‘edge-of-your-seat’ suspense, mind boggling drama, and heart melting emotions featuring strong women and the men who deserve them. She currently has three historical series, The Druid Knight, The Stelton Legacy, and The Ladies of Sommer-by-the-Sea. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. Grab your favorite cup of tea, or an ale if you prefer, and join her heroes and heroines as they race across the pages to find their happily ever after. Ruth hopes her stories are your next favorite adventures!
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4/25/2023 08:49:54 am
Looks like a fabulous historical. Adding to my list.
4/26/2023 07:17:33 pm
One of my favorite authors! I The books are not only on my TBR -- they're in my kindle! It's just a matter of time... Loved the spotlight! All the best, Ruth and Donna!
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