I got to read this very entertaining and fast paced love story and would love for you to take a few moments to let me tell you a little bit about The Bride Wore Pearls written by Liz Carlyle.
Here is what the excerpt says on the back of the book:
Beneath the elegant facade of Victorian high society, the mysterious men of the St. James Society play only by rules of danger and desire.Lady Anisha comes to London from India with her 2 boys to live in England with her 2 brothers. Once she gets to London, it is Rance Welham that is there to greet her and to take her to her brothers. The minute they make contact, she feels the attraction.
Rance Welham, the Earl of Lazonby, has survived scandel and disgrace, even evading the Queen's justice at the end of a hangman's rope. Now he's about to gamble everything on something far more dangerous...desire.
An exotic and elegant beauty, Lady Anisha Stafford fled her native India to seek refuge within London's secretive St. James Society. But accepting protection from someone called a cold-hearted killer is a double edged sword...especially when he's the most intriguing man Anisha has ever laid eyes upon.
In a world where treachery abounds, no one can be trusted--and no true passion can be denied. Together, these two tempestuous souls will risk their lives for a love that could redeem them....or destroy everything they hold dear.
Rance was saved by the St. James Society and his father along with a few close friends from a hanging for murder. Rance and Anisha set out to find out who really murdered the two people. Turns out it was Sir Wilfred Lecton and Mrs. Ashton shoots him. Rance tries to help her and tells her to say it was Jack Coldwater who did it. He tells her not to blame herself because she was overwrought with anxiety.
Turns out though that it wasn't Mrs. Ashton, but Elizabeth Colburne who was dressed as Mrs. Ashton. She had known all along that it was Wilfred Lecton who was guilty of murder.
Ah, you are gonna love this story! I skipped around some on purpose, just enough info to get you interested. It really is a good book to read and you will laugh a few times at some of the antics!