This sigh worthy novel, Prelude for a Lord, will no doubt put author Camille Elliot at the top of your favorites list. For those who love Jane Austen and a good romance , you will certainly enjoy this novel. I found it interesting, and in its own category as it contains suspense and a complicated mystery.
What I loved about this particular book was the depth of each character. While there were some surface level bystanders, Camille Elliot allows the reader to get become involved in the personal story of several of the main players. One of my most favorite supporting characters is Margaret Green who has recently become the ward of Mrs. Ebna Garen. I am hoping we will hear the rest of Margaret’s story in a novel to come! I would also be excited to see Lord Ravenhurst, and Lord Ian Wynnman appear in future titles.
While I loved the depth of Elliot’s characters, I did struggle some with the number of them. There are quite a few, and at some points it is difficult to remember who is who. If anything, I wish I had the hard copy so that it would be easier to flip to the front where a Cast of Primary Characters is provided to help keep them straight!
For the reader, I would say to relish this wonderful story. Don’t rush through it, take your time and refuse to flip ahead! I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLookBloggers and the book’s publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.