Suitors and Sabotage
Taking inspiration from Jane Austen, Anstey’s (Duels & Deception, 2017) third novel is set in Regency England and is full of romance, action and mystery. Gentle and shy Imogene Chively, 18, is awaiting a visit from her suitor, Ernest Steeple and his younger brother Benjamin. Although her father approves of Ernest, Imogene is anxious about accepting his marriage proposal. After the brothers’ arrival at the Chively estate, it’s the charming Ben who manages to capture Imogene’s heart. Hiding their true feelings soon becomes the least of the young couple's worries. After a series of "accidents," with Ben as the obvious target, Imogene is convinced that someone is trying to kill him!