Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery
Pages: 352
Published: April 16, 2019

Book Description: 1833. After young Lord James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts of his estate, he doesn’t think twice about bringing the young woman injured in the wreck to his family’s manor to recuperate. But then she finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who she is or where she belongs.
Beth, as she takes to calling herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird dripping blood from its steel beak.
With the help of James and his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the description of this book I thought oh how fun this sounds like something I want to check out. It was good, but it wasn’t quite as great as I wanted it to be.

I thought the plot was interesting you have someone who is in an accident and doesn’t remember who they are and there is a mystery behind it because she is actually in trouble and she has memories of what has happened but only snippets and it always leads back to a hummingbird dagger dripping with blood. The book is about trying to figure out who she is and what has happened to her and who is trying to kill her. There are some good twists in there, but I felt that they happened to quickly. I wanted there to be more suspense on who she was and what was happening to her.

I thought the characters were pretty well written. I just felt that the romance in the book happened really fast and just needed some more time to grow. I thought Beth was a good character and she was the best out of all of them. I was rooting for her to figure out who she was. James wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t a lot of backstory on him and he just kind of played the knight in shining armor role and I wanted more from his character. I thought the supporting characters were actually pretty well written, they were fun and contributed to the story.

Overall I thought the idea of the story was fun, I just think there could have been a little more to it that made it a little more intriguing and exciting. I think who Beth really was, was solved too fast and could have been drawn out a little longer. However, the writing was well done and the story flowed nicely.

Book Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Reading Challenges: Golden Trio #40, 52 Books in 52 Weeks #47, Around the Year in 52 Books #51, Linz Bookworm #1, Calendar of Crime – April, Ragdoll #16, Cloak & Dagger, Netgalley/Edelweiss, European, Historical Fiction, & Bookiary2019.

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