RYE — Viscount Ryecroft is a young man with a problem. Make that two problems: He has a beautiful sister to marry off — but no money to fund a London Season for her. Perhaps he needs to find an heiress for himself first?
SOPHIE – Miss Sophie Ryecroft is willing to marry for the good of the family — but since she can’t meet the sort of man Rye has in mind for her except in London, she’s looking for alternatives.
MIRANDA — Rye and Sophie’s mother, the dowager (but still young) Lady Ryecroft, will do anything for the sake of her children — even taking up again with a man she knew long ago, and offering to be his mistress.
Only in London can the Ryecrofts find their destinies…
I was not sure if I wanted to read this book or not, after reading The Mistress House which I just found as ok, I was a little hesitant. I am so glad I did though! This story was quite a bit better.
The story follows a family who is in need of financial assistance and they are all willing to sacrifice for each other. Many methods are considered: becoming a mistress, finding work at a theatre, or marrying wealth. None of them really knowing how the outcome would be and that they will instead find what they all really need in the end.
In reading the story I loved the beginning but do have to say the middle got a little draggy at times, push through because it quickly picks back up and ends just how it should.