Item description for Marylebone - The Keith Trilogy (Book 2) by Janet Elaine Smith...
MARYLEBONE, the sequel to best-selling DUNNOTTAR, flits back and forth between London and the Scottish highlands during the regency era. Handsome young James Keith, wanting to remain anonymous, visits "the clubs" in London, where he encounters Caroline Kent, who has just returned from Vienna after studying the piano. Caroline is immediately enraptured by the mysterious Scotsman, but he seems to disappear every time she gets close to finding him. She calls on their mutual friend, the Duke of Hamilton, to help her locate him. Keith, who is using the alias Robert Paterson, swears Hamilton to secrecy, as he is on a personal quest to locate the Scottish regalia, which was hidden by the Keith clan at Dunnottar Castle more than one hundred years earlier. Complete with two mysteries (who is the mysterious Scot and where is the regalia), throw in a famous person (Walter Scott), a secret which Caroline's father, the Earl of Kent, has kept buried almost as long, a surprise about the "mad King George" and you have the makings of a read that will delight you for a long time to come.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 18, 2006
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993517 ISBN13 9781932993516
Availability 0 units.
More About Janet Elaine Smith
Smith was a missionary in Venezuela, S.A. for several years before establishing a HELPs mission in Grand Forks. She is a contributing associate editor for Heritage Quest, Red River Valley Memories, and MinnDakota Mysteries.
Janet Elaine Smith currently resides in Grand Forks, in the state of North Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Marylebone - The Keith Trilogy (Book 2)?
Marylebone: The Keith Trilogy, Book 2 Jan 4, 2007
As a member of Clan Keith and having completed a solid genealogical trace as far back as Ol'Hervius circa 1080-1130, I am perhaps too critical of Smith's work. I greatly enjoyed the re-telling and historical novel approach of the first book - Dunnottar. It was splended how Smith incorporated a vast bank of history into this story. The second volume deviated significantly from the historical facts but still had some insight of the times and was a worthy read. The 3 book was simply entirely fiction and although ripe with harlenquinesque romance, was an odd sequence to the first two. While the 1st book should be a must-read for all Keiths, the 3rd would be of only entertainment value. In summary, the series rates a 5, 3, and 1 , respectively. To be fair, I would delete the 3rd book of this series and rate Smith's overall treatment as a solid 4. - Trellan
Romantic intrigue, engaging characters, historical accuracy. Nov 24, 2002
Vivacious and beautiful Caroline Kent, daughter of an earl in Regency England, bursts into a "gentlemen only" area (that is, into a gaming room!) during a social outing. She takes one look at perfect stranger there, and falls madly in love with him. Okay, so far we're reading a romance novel set in a very popular era. One of many such novels...ho hum.
Nothing could be further from the truth, though. The man who has captured Caroline's heart is a Keith of Dunnottar, a Scottish nobleman who's in London on a mission that must come before all else in his life right now. As James Keith pursues that mission (keeping his true identity concealed, even from Caroline, through much of the book!), he discovers secrets from an earlier era in his own family's history - and some rather more recent ones in Caroline's.
"Marylebone" is going to make you smile, and it's also pretty likely to bring tears to your eyes in some places. It's a very different book than its prequel, "Dunnottar," but it is every bit as well worth reading!