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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Peacock Throne by Lisa Karon Richardson

My review today is on the Historical Novel, The Peacock Throne. I'm not sure if I've read any of Lisa's book before but I really enjoyed this one. This book is well written, full of adventure, and well researched. My only complaint would be that Lisa's vocabulary is much better than most of the young women who have come from public schools. They don't teach that any more. I know my granddaughters would have a hard time reading this book and the dictionary at the same time. (They are all in their twenties so you  might consider that in your next work.) I love the language that is in this story, she hasn't used any of our modern slang that sometimes slips into other's work. 

Lydia  Garrett is the vicar's daughter but upon her parents death she was sent to an uncle where she worked as a servant. Her uncle had been good to her even when his family hadn't, so when he is murdered she's determined to find justice for him. She goes to the home of the Earl of Danbury to talk to him about the murder. When he isn't home she tells the servant to come to her place to talk about the murder. She's sure he can help her in her search.

The Earl of Danbury is murdered in his own home. His son Anthony is going to find out what happened to his father and destroy the murderer for what he's done. He answers a request from a young woman stating she wanted to talk to him about the murder but when he arrive to the little coffee house he learns she is talking about a different murder but obviously they are related. When he cousin comes home drunk and attacks her the earl takes her home.They team up to find answers.

Agent of His Majesty's Intelligence Service Marcus Harting is investigating the murders and is led to  the new Earl of Danbury. He gives money and a new wardrobe to Lydia to spy on the earl. He's convinced he's the spy from France.

When this trio finds out about the Peacock Throne they set off on a journey to rival Indiana Jones. They soon find out they must learn to trust each other but when secrets are revealed trust is tried to the limit.
Trust is a big issue in our lives. We must do as the Bible says and Trust God. He has a plan for each of us and it is far greater than we have ever dreamed of. Jesus is the answer to all your problems.   

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