Misc. Historical Fiction. · Sagas · Sequels

The Regency (#13) by Cynthia Harrod Eagles

“Her kingdom…she left me her kingdom, because she knew I would take care of it,”

This is book number 13 in the Morland saga. Over all, I have been generally impressed by the continuation and flow of the books. The characters have been interesting, and the plot has been good although somewhat repetitive in some places.

Book number 13 covers the years 1807-1815. It is primarily concerned with Miss Fanny Morland, the daughter of James Morland. She is the heir to the Morland estate but seems to be quite a manipulative character who has ambitions of owning the estate and her grandfather’s mill. She will inherit everything and even her father and his new family will be dependent on her generosity. Or that’s how it’s supposed to go, anyway.

There are plenty of marriages, babies, flirtations and societal debuts to make this a good book set in the early 19th century. As I have followed the series since the beginning, I feel immensely attached to the the family and the plot arcs of the generations. Eagles paints a very vivid picture of a society long gone, bubbling with scandal and intrigue. This book wasn’t as sad as some that I have read in the series, but it is as good and dependable as the rest of the books in the saga so far.

MY RATING: ***.5 / *****

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