Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean

I greatly enjoy Anna Dean’s Dido Kent series of mysteries. Set in England during the same time period as Jane Austen’s works, they feature Dido Kent, a single woman in her thirties who has a talent for solving mysteries. Considered a spinster at her “advanced” age, Dido nonetheless has a widowed admirer who does not quite know what to make of Dido’s intelligence and unusual spirit.

A Woman of Consequence dragged a bit in the middle compared to the first two books in the series, but the author is a good writer and it didn't take me long to get through the slow part. I very much like Miss Kent and look forward to developments in her romance with Mr. Lomax. If you are a fan of Jane Austen or gentle historical mysteries, this series is definitely worth a look. The first book in the series is Bellfield Hall, which the library owns in both regular and large print.

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