Thursday, December 13, 2012

There’s Something About Lady Mary by Sophie Barnes

There's Something About Lady Mary (Summersby #2)Historical Romance
Goodreads summary:
Sophie Barnes is back with another delightful Summersby Tale. This time, Ryan Summersby meets his match!

Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected . . . but just might be exactly what he needs.
There’s Something About Lady Mary is the second book in the Summersby Tale series.  I have read the series backwards-finishing book 3 first and now book 2.  Both did a good job of standing alone.
This is another book with a very strong female main character.  Mary has been working as a surgeon with her father during the war in Spain.  Now she is back in England and wants to continue but it is illegal for women to practice surgery so she works in secret.  Enter Ryan who finds out her secret, wants to marry her, insists that she quit and just keeps issuing orders even though he know that she will not listen.  There is a mystery here and Mary is in danger.  It turns out that in addition to her trying to practice surgery there is something from the past that is threatening her.  Ryan is on the spot for that danger.  Both are really fun characters and I loved their interaction.
The story contains quite a bit of medical history.  I found it fascinating and it added to the strength of the story.  There is an afterward with more details and sources for anyone who like to see where information comes from.
Harper Collins published There is Something About Lady Mary by Sophie Barnes in 2012.
I received an ARC of There’s Something About Lady Mary from Edelweiss.

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