Book Review | The Nature of a Lady

May 5, 2021 | Bethany House, Books Review, Historical Romance, Writing Spot

Today’s book review features

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White.

Book Blurb

Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.

Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.

As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

The Nature of a Lady is the first book in Roseanna M. White’s new series The Secrets of the Isles. Mistaken identity, pirate treasure, and budding love, this book has it all.

If you’ve followed me for long, you’ll likely already know I’m a big fan of Roseanna M. White’s work. The Nature of a Lady is another wonderful addition to her collection (or my collection of her books!) I loved this story. The spiritual truths, the science, the pirate lore, the sweet, sweet romance – it was so good!

It’s also a story I’m happy to have on my shelves because it’s one I know I will reread. The characters were endearing and made me excited for the rest of the series. None of the characters are from previous series, so if you’re new to Roseanna M. White’s stories, this is a perfect place to start. And I hope you will pick up a copy. It’s a lovely story in every way.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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