18 March 2012
Book Reviews Susan Page Davis's The Lady's Maid and Lady Anne's Quest
Travel along with Elise Finster and her British mistress, Lady Anne Stone, as they search for the new but missing earl of Stoneford. Determined to follow David Stone’s somewhat cold trail leading to Oregon, greenhorns Elise and Anne secure livestock and supplies to join a wagon train. Will the ladies succeed in their quest or succumb to the malfeasance of the mysterious man dogging their heels? Scout Eb Bentley’s initial disgust with these ill-prepared women eventually turns into admiration for one lady in particular. Can he protect her long enough to win her over, or will prairie dreams turn into a Wild West nightmare?
I bought this book with Christmas money as I was interested in the book. I enjoy Susan's books and this one didn't let me down. We see Elise and Lady Anne who she is Lady's maid to travel to America looking for Anne's missing uncle David. They first travel to St. Louis and then on the Oregon trail. Here things getting interesting as neither are use to the hard work of a trail. Eb is the scout of the wagon trail and wonders if the ladies can cope. There are trials on the trail both from elements and other issues. There seems to be someone else searching for information on David Stone which leads to some danger also. This story features Elise but we do get to see Anne also. I have always been fascinated with the Oregon trail so this book had me wanting more. This is a really interesting story and different to others I have read. I was so glad I had book two in the series to read as the book leaves you wanting to know more.
Finding an imposter instead of her uncle means Anne’s quest must continue after The Lady’s Maid is wed, and Dan is determined to protect her from the swindlers now trailing her. But though he’s good at keeping her safe, he’s certain he’ll never be able to convince Anne to be his wife since her sights are set on finding her uncle and returning to England. As her quest becomes even more difficult—and dangerous—Anne finds her feelings for Dan changing. Will she soon be envisioning a new life in America?
Thanks Netgalley for my review book.
This is the second in the series and as good as the first book. This book features Anne who thinks she has found her Uncle only to find someone is impersonating him. Dan goes with her to search for her uncle after falling for her on the Oregon trail. The journey to find her uncle has many obstacles to overcome and there seems to be someone or something trying to hinder them. Someone wants to find her uncle first for different reasons. I enjoyed seeing the story continue and also seeing Anne's change from the Lady in England to a Woman in the west. She wasn't pretentious and handle herself better than many would but still remained a lady. I am eagerly awaiting book three in this series. A good read.