The Distaff Side: A Novel
When Bertie, a browbeaten son of Britain's upper crust, wants to marry Mai, the feminist who lives in the mansion down the road, his mother, Augusta, the ultra-snobby Langham matriarch, opposes their union. Tides turn, however, with the introduction of Zhenia Dashkova, the mysterious Russian princess in possession of the Dashkov family emeralds. Beautiful and charming, Zhenia catches the Langhams' eyes at once. But what they don't know can hurt them amidst an elaborate web of fabricated identity and stolen jewels. Combining Jane Austen's wit with Sherlock Holmes's story line, The Distaff Side brings historical intrigue to new heists.
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Review: The Distaff Side: A NovelUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
England 1910s-1960. I like that this novel centers mostly around female characters and their lives. I'll just say that if you enjoy Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this novel. Royalty, snobbery, the commoners, thrown in some Russian mayhem and feminism. Read full review
Review: The Distaff Side: A NovelUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
I found it to be an enjoyable quick and light read. I finished it in two days. The characters were just interesting enough to keep me wanting to turn the pages to find out what happens next. The first ... Read full review