Can’t Wait Wednesday
This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here. Today I’m featuring Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Lord By Celeste Connally.
Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Lord By Celeste Connally
Category/Genre: Adult Historical Fiction, Mystery, Women Sleuths
Release Date: November 14, 2023
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Lord By Celeste Connally- Summary
Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a terrific new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin.
When Lady Petra Forsyth’s fiancé and soulmate dies just weeks ahead of their wedding, she makes the shocking proclamation—in front of London’s loosest lips—that she will never remarry. A woman of independent means, Petra sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man now that the love of her life has passed, nor does she intend to become confined to her country home. Instead, she uses her title to gain access to elite spaces and enjoy the best of society without expectations.
But when ballroom gossip suggests that a longtime friend has died of “melancholia” while in the care of a questionable physician, Petra vows to use her status to dig deeper—uncovering a private asylum where men pay to have their wives and daughters locked away, or worse. Just as Lady Petra has reason to believe her friend is not dead but a prisoner, her own headstrong actions and thirst for independence are used to put her own freedom in jeopardy.
What books are you looking forward to? How does Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Lord sound to you?