This is the first of the 'The Six Sisters' novels I have read. Being a male I just picked it up for something light to read and wasn't really expecting anything too great. I was surprised though to find myself soon caught up in the tale. Although being the third volume this is more or less a stand-a-lone novel. There are references in some places to things that have obviously been covered in the first two books, but it isn't difficult to work out what has gone before.
The Reverend Charles Armitage has been lucky in that his two eldest daughters have made fine marriages for themselves. Alas though the Reverend is short of funds to maintain his fox hounds and thus tries to false his daughter Deidre into marriage. Lord Harry Desire may initially need to be married so that he will his inherit his uncle's wealth, but what does Deidre think, after all she is already in love with Guy Wentworth?
With romance, revenge, murder and blackmail this is quite a fun book to read, with an enjoyable story. Although really more for the female market, even I as a male found myself enjoying it, so will probably other men if they give it a go. Obviously inspired by Jane Austen's works, M C Beaton has put some comedy in this, my favourite character being the lecherous old Lady Godolphin, who is full of malapropisms.