The Mistress of Ashmore Castle
Giles, Earl of Stainton, has resumed his researches in Egypt, glad to escape the stifling duties of the estate. Kitty, still reeling from his sudden departure, struggles to cope with his unruly family, run the household, and establish herself as the true mistress of the Castle.
The Earl’s younger sisters, Rachel and Alice, are both pursuing forbidden romances; his brother Richard starts up a new business venture to distract him from his hopeless love for Molly; Uncle Sebastian begins a secret quest that may lead him into danger. And below stairs, a shocking crime sends distrust rippling through the staff.
Kitty has to draw on all her strength to hold things together in Giles’s absence; but his return only brings more surprises, and fresh challenges for the young mistress…