Author Tasha Alexander’s feisty protagonist Lady Emily made her first appearance in 2009, with the publication of an intelligent mystery If Only to Deceive. Since then, Alexander has published 13 more Lady Emily books, plus a few Christmas mysteries thrown in as a present to Lady Emily’s fans.
Lady Emily is an independent and quick-witted woman, an oddity in the Victorian age in which she lives. Her outspoken behavior and her intelligence make Lady Emily a unique detective.
During the holiday season, I enjoy reading Christmas novels. This year I concentrated on three Lady Emily books: Star of the East, That Silent Night, and Amid the Winter’s Snow. All three books are very quick reads, but the stories are well-plotted and a fun addition to other holiday activities.
I like the author’s writing style, particularly her descriptions of the English countryside where the books generally take place, and the unusual characters Lady Emily and her husband encounter.
After a day of shopping and wrapping, it was fun to spend time in Victorian England. The books provided fun and light reading for the holidays.
Here is a link to Star of the East.
Here is a link to That Silent Night.
Here is a link to Amid the Winter’s Snow.