Friday, December 30, 2011
66. The Cause, #23
Rated 5 Stars
I am still jumping around in the series and am continuing to fill in the gaps I left in this series when I stopped reading the books in order and skipped to book 24. It's been pretty interesting skipping around. I ought to drive me nuts but somehow it's not bothering me. I guess I need to adapt Lord Peter's family motto "As My Wimsey Takes Me" But I really did want to know the back story of Venetia and Hazelmere and also how things turned out for Charlotte and Oliver. I think The Hidden Shore, #19 is going to be my next read. What a soap opera!
Venetia is on the brink of marrying Lord Hazelmere when she discovers he does not mean to allow her to continue training as a doctor. She calls the wedding off, and from being the talk of the Season becomes the scandal of the year. Estranged from family and friends, she needs all her determination to continue the fight. At Morland place George and Alfreda continue to spend on grandiose building schemes despite the threat of bankruptcy; while Henrietta's cold marriage to the ascetic Rector of Bishopthorpe brings her close to questioning her religion.