The Maid of Milan by Beverley Eikli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I bought this book because I really enjoyed The Reluctant Bride. I was rather hoping it would have the same political intrigue as TRB, but it was very different. That’s not to say it was any lesser. (Is that a real word? Must check).
Adelaide is living a lie – he husband Tristan thinks she’s fragile and prone to ‘nerves’. She is prone to headaches and spells of heavy lethargy that she herself can’t explain. Then there’s her weird manipulative nutjob mother…
Tristan is a lovely hero. Very kind and gentle with Adelaide and firm when he needs to be. James, who is after Adelaide, is a bounder and cad (boo, hiss). There are lies upon lies and hearts are trampled on relentlessly by selfish people.
The plot twists and turns and the ending is surprising. I really enjoyed reading this book. I read it on a train journey and nearly missed my stop!
2 thoughts on “Goodreads Book Reviews – Maid of Milan by Beverley Eikli”
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Rhoda. I’m really glad you enjoyed the book. And glad, too, that you didn’t miss your stop after all 🙂
You’re welcome Beverley. I really enjoyed it. Tristan is such a great hero.(Let’s face it, we read romance for the heroes, right?)
I’m glad I didn’t miss my stop too! I would have meant a looong wait in Sheffield.