With her husband’s dying words, “My marchioness has it,” the Marchioness of Huntingdon is thrown into a nightmare of intrigue and danger. But even those who are holding her brother ransom can’t force her to do the impossible—hand over a necklace she doesn’t have.
Major Samuel Bennett believes the newly widowed Lady Claire Huntingdon is a traitor. He intends to get the necklace he’s convinced she has, before sending her to the gallows. But when he meets the captivating widow, he discovers that nothing is as it seems.
Claire knows she can’t trust anyone, but she isn’t given a choice when Major Bennett arrives, demanding she give him the necklace. And it isn’t until she’s forced to put her life in his hands that she realizes it isn’t only her life she’s in danger of losing—but her heart as well.
Rating: Narration – A+; Content – B-
I have listened to a couple of books by this author in the past, and I confess to having been somewhat underwhelmed by the stories. In both those cases, however, Ms Landon was fortunate in having excellent narrators – Rosalyn Landor in Silent Revenge and James Langton in A Risk Worth Taking, both of whose performances were more than good enough to paper over some of the cracks in the storytelling, so I thought I’d give this latest offering a try.
Ransomed Jewels sees Rosalyn Landor at the helm once again, and a very fine job she does of bringing to life a story which, while enjoyable for the most part, was at times so frustrating as to have made me want to bang my head against the wall.
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