Lucy Eastlake has lived with her great-aunts since she was a child. Now an operetta singer, she had been struggling to make ends meet for her family. But soon that will all change when her aunt Lavinia comes into an inheritance (a fortune of rubies split amongst the survivors of a siege fifty years before). Unfortunately, they must travel to France to get it.
Just before embarking on their trip, Lucy meets Ptolemy Archibald the grandson of Lavinia's lost love from the siege. Having denied his escort, Ptolemy goes after Lucy and her aunts anyway wanting to make sure they arrive in France safely.
But when he encounters Lucy without her aunts, they must make the rest of the trip alone. What happens when the straight-laced professor and the spunky operetta singer decide not to deny the attraction they feel for each other?
This story does not take place during the historical time periods I usually read, but since it was a Connie Brockway story I picked it up anyway. Brockway did not disappoint!
I liked that the heroine had a career that was a little racy for that time period and that she was attracted to a stuffy ol' professor who turned out to not be so stuffy after all. As usual, Brockway had me laughing out loud at the characters antics and kept me reading to see what else they would get up to.
If you are a fan of the Edwardian era, this is the book for you!
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