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Lord Edwards Mysterious Treasure [PDF / Epub] ★ Lord Edwards Mysterious Treasure ✪ Lillian Marek – Thomashillier.co.uk Lord Edward Tremaine comes to the fog shrouded Chateau Morvan on the coast of Brittany In this ancient building all the inhabitants have secrets The old vicomte demands that his descendents find a los Lord Edward Tremaine comes to the fog shrouded Chateau Morvan on the coast of Brittany In Lord Edwards Kindle - this ancient building all the inhabitants have secrets The old vicomte demands that his descendents find a lost treasure but he offers only hints to help the three cousins in their search The beautiful and charming Delphine seems to be a creature of gaity and sunshine but every now and then glimpses of something darker appear Marguerite the brilliant pianist is withdrawn in grim silence Antoine who considers himself a modern man ignores the swirling emotions concentrating only on the money needed for his steel factory Lord Edward wants to help his friend Antoine but can he do so before tragedy strikes.


10 thoughts on “Lord Edwards Mysterious Treasure

  1. Joanna Loves Reading Joanna Loves Reading says:

    This is the latest in Marek’s Victorian Adventure series and I felt it was another enjoyable read One of the draws of this series has been the locale and historical detail Before reading this I had never heard of the Chouans nor knew much of the Breton area of France It is refreshing to read a romance that is set in an unusual place with historical details outside of the mainstream historical setting Marek’s narrative is once again concise and very well written Due to the conciseness she packs in many plot points and details I think her narrative has gotten smoother with each book One major recommendation for this book at least for me is that I didn’t get bored or tired of it I didn’t skim or roll my eyes or switch to check for GR updates every other page which has been the norm for me lately It was a solidengaging readUnlike the previous stories this one did not include a secondary romance I am glad it didn’t because the romance was a bit of a tougher sell than in the previous stories The heroine was uite severe and the hero was a bit naive and trusting I ended up liking them both but I do wish we had had opportunity to see Marguerite’s softer side A caution to any picking up a book in this series these are not straight romances There is plenty of plot that can detract at timesEach in this series can be read as a standalone there is no next book setup and while there is recurring characters particularly the parents each book is uite self contained and has its own feel This one includes a treasure hunt a mystery a creepy and strange castle and much suspicion on the part of the characters It has a decidedly gothic feel which I would not categorize the others as such It’s not a read I would recommend to any HR reader but if you’re looking for something different and like the gothic feel this may be a good place to startI received an ARC from NetGalley for this in exchange for an honest review


  2. Kirsty ❤️ Kirsty ❤️ says:

    The worst part about this book for me was trying to read it on kindle and in one day which the battery life never supports At one point I had the kindle hooked up to the laptop to keep it going to finish it That's how much I enjoyed this book Lord Tremaine visits his friend in Brittany to help him find the lost Morvan treasure meanwhile some distant relatives also take refuge there from the aftermath of the Paris revolutions The characters are so enjoyable We have Edward who is a second born son that lives for history Marguerite an amazing musician who really blossoms throughout and is a great example of a woman trying to be herself and have a career in the early 1800's Delphine sounds great on paper and on first appearances but is rather rapidly descending into madness plus several  I enjoyed the romance and the hunt for the missing treasure I especially liked what the treasure actually turned out to be no spoilers It's fun there's great build up I didn't feel like I had a chick lit romance or a staid historical drama There's great action throughout I'm uite looking forward to going back and completing the series 


  3. Jultri Jultri says:

    This is my first book by Marek and although I like her prose I'm less fond of the Gothic plotline and the characters It started with our hero Lord Edward arriving at an ancient French chateau at the reuest of his friend to assist in hunting down a missing family treasure There he was met by a motley crew consisting of said friend as well as a beautiful but troubled young girl her serious black enveloped female cousin and their older female relation all waiting for the death of the elderly vicomte and owner of the castle and the potentially promised inheritance Edward started off not much of a hero dreadfully naive a self confessed romantic who jumped at the opportunity to assist any female in distress The ethereal beauty of Delphine immediately lured him in and he became somewhat infatuated in her Our heroine Marguerite the beauty's cousin of the serious mien was initially aloof and self sufficient in mourning for the death of her father a famous violinist soon after the sudden death of her mother and with multiple responsibilities weighing down her thin shoulders As soon as Edward sensed a hidden fragility in Marguerite his need to protect was aroused and he immediately and uite abruptly in fact transferred his attentions to Marguerite and after a kiss or two suddenly decided she's definitely the one Marguerite in turn also changed from a strong and independent young lady an accomplished professional musician herself to barely able to stand erect without leaning on him for support The murder mystery a prereuisite of any self respecting Gothic story is not much of a mystery because the murderer was made uite obvious from the start So we have a romance with not much of a build up towards the romance a murderous plot where we're uite aware of who the culprit is some crazy antics and then a treasure hunt that probably is the focus of the novel which is not surprising given the title This made for a rather strange mixture This book is pretty clean in terms of intimate scenes This is an ARC provided by NetGalley


  4. eyes.2c eyes.2c says:

    Compelling Victorian MysteryMarek's novel takes us to Brittany and a gothic Victorian type mystery with a romantic interestThe scholarly Lord Edward Tremaine son of the Maruess and Marchioness of Penworth is lured to Brittany's coast and the forbidding Chateau Morvan by his friend Antoine on the pretext of being able to interview Tony's great grandfather the vicomte de Morvan Edward is excited at this possibility of direct research into the Breton rebellion and relationship between the peasants of the area and the aristocracy during the French Revolution Antoine really wants Edward to help search for lost treasure from that time Edward reminds me of a Tom Conti or Oscar Wilde type hero On the surface he seems like an Ineffectual scholar but as events ratchet up he becomes so much And Edward's very perceptive mother notices the difference in her son Then there's Tony's two cousins The delightful warm Delphine and the sober Marguerite a dark and secretive woman and a brilliant pianist Intrigue and unforeseen dangers swirl around the story akin to the swirling mists that encase the Chateau Tumultuous times are indeed revisited in highly charged and unexpected waysIn this the fourth in the series a Tremaine sibling is once again center stageMarek's historical setting and her use of situations to give entree into the drama is fascinating as is the unpacking of her historical writing muses discussed in her author's notesA NetGalley ARC


  5. Regan Walker Regan Walker says:

    Romance and Treasure Hunt in Victorian FranceSet in Brittany in 1871 this is the story of Lord Edward Tremaine an Englishman summoned to the Chateau Morvan on the coast of Brittany by his friend Antoine “Tony” who claims there’s a treasure to find Ned travels to France where he discovers a strange collection of people The old vicomte who appears to be dying insists Tony and his two cousins search for the treasure One young cousin Delphine beautiful and captures Ned’s attention but as time goes on he notices there is something wrong with her The other cousin Marguerite an accomplished pianist appears stern and withdrawn In truth she worries about Delphine and providing for little family Ned’s friend Tony is worried about funding his steel factory and only seeks the treasure for what it can give himThe story is well written but moves along rather slowly with a fair amount of repetition in motives and introspection The romance between Ned and Marguerite develops only after he precipitously asks her to marry him Marguerite is happy to share Ned’s bed but resists marriage because she is a commoner and he’s an aristocrat Ned and his family think nothing of it All that seemed a bit strange for the Victorian eraThe story picks up when a few secrets are revealed Ned has an idea of how to find the treasure and his parents show up to find out what’s behind their son’s letters All the threads come together for a satisfying end


  6. Melinda Melinda says:

    This highly detailed historical romance is well written and full of surprises If you enjoy romances with a large cast of characters with a variety of motives and secrets then this book is sure to please The vivid historical details and mystery sub plot really bring this story to lifeIt's worth noting that I have been very busy lately and haven't had much time to sit and read a book so I let my Kindle app read this to me in that horrible robotic voice If I can enjoy book as much as I enjoyed this one while it's being read by a robot then you know it's goodNote I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review


  7. Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder says:

    Another Good One From Lillian MarekThis book is successfully gothic complete with a creepy ChateauThere is awesome detail about events of the time period—my favoriteOne thing that is really uniue in this book is that “the bad guys” are dealt with in a satisfying way Often in HR novels the bad guy is at worst banished to India of America to “avoid” scandal of bringing their diabolical deeds to light for proper punishmentI have read each of the books in this series and I have to say that Lillian Marek has earned a rare place for me as an “auto buy” author


  8. Inishowen Cailín Inishowen Cailín says:

    I adore a good Gothic historical novel and 'Lord Edward's Mysterious Treasure' fits the bill perfectly It is beautifully researched and the little snippets of factual information about the era blends brilliantly with the romance and suspense in the storySet in a crumbling French chateaux some time after The Siege of Paris it develops a gothic feel right from the beginning when Lord Tremaine arrives at the old castle and he meets its strange inhabitants The tension and fear among the ladies in the house is tangible and Lord Edward is soon embroiled in their problems which centre round Delphine's theatrics and spiralling mental disorderThe hunt for the treasure makes an intriguing adventure and Ned's suspicious illness and suspected poisoning makes for suspenseful reading I enjoyed the romantic angle as well and I was rooting for Marguerite and Edward from the beginning Delphine is a beautiful tragic character with a flawed personality which only becomes apparent as the story progresses At the beginning of the novel I assumed her to be the beautiful heroine but her true colours uickly shone through and she became unlikable as she retreated into her grandiose fantasiesI liked the familial bond Edward had with his parents and how they thought nothing of spontaneously travelling a great distance to visit him in order to extricate him from trouble Edward is a naive young man and it felt right that they would jump to protect him They make an interesting family and I will certainly be going back to read the first three books in the series


  9. Monique Monique says:

    Lord Edward “Ned” Tremaine received a letter from an old school chum Antoine Morvan who tells Ned that his great great grandfather told him there was a treasure at Château Morvan in Brittany Ned being an historian is curious and soon finds himself in France Tony does not know what or where the treasure lays but between them they are sure to find it Tony’s cousins Delphine de Roncaille and Marguerite Benda and Madame d’Hivers are also at the Château who acts as a companion to the young women and Horace who was rescued by the family Ned is transfixed when he sets eyes upon the fetching Delphine but soon discovers that she is conceited and flighty whereas Marguerite who had appeared so rigid and serious gradually captivates his attention and his heartLORD EDWARD’S MYSTERIOUS TREASURE is set in 1871 and Lillian Marek paints a precise picture of Brittany as well as the foreboding medieval stone castle; this book has a distinct gothic feel to it down to the mist upon Ned’s arrival and all the mystery that surrounds not only the treasure but several characters as well Ms Marek has built an intriguing story upon historical facts which was seamlessly done The author’s research is impeccable and her attention to period detail is flawless especially when it came to the treasure I thought that Ned’s sudden infatuation with Marguerite happened rather suddenly but this was minor however Marguerite’s rather ridiculous stubbornness jarred at times and I did not uite understand her reaction to Ned’s offer which always came back to her obstinacy to listen to reason LORD EDWARD’S MYSTERIOUS TREASURE is an excellent book although I had a problem with the pacing until the speed picked up a bit around the halfway mark I felt it was very slow it took a very long time for things to happen On the other hand Delphine is an exceptionally fascinating character whose presence to put it mildly made things extremely interesting and I applaud Ms Marek’s subtlety in creating this uniue characterI voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book


  10. Moriah Moriah says:

    I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review This was a 325 star read for me which rounded down to 3 stars Lord Edward's Mysterious Treasure is part of the Victorian Adventures but I wasn't aware of this when I read the title and it worked very well as a stand alone Lord Edward Ned is the younger son of an earl and has led a charmed life to date He spends his time researching history and leapt at an invitation from his friend Tony to travel to visit his ancestral family home in France Ned arrives to find a large gloomy chateau and assorted extended family in residence Tony's great grandfather the viscomte is bedridden with uncertain health and keeps talking about a treasure that Tony is hoping Ned can help locate Also in residence is a seemingly charming young cousin Delphine who immediately enchants him with her beauty and seemingly charming manner Less charming is Delphine's older cousin Marguerite Benda Marguerite is a skilled musician who is descended from famed musicians and has publicly performed herself Marguerite and Delphine reason for visiting the chateau is somewhat vague and Ned finds himself curious despite himself The time Ned finds with Delphine and Marguerite the he begins to suspect things aren't as they seem with the two ladies Ned slowly finds himself drawn to Marguerite the he gets to know her as they work together to discover the lost treasure Ned's need to care for Marguerite as he gets to know her without making her give up her music made me absolutely love him and I appreciate her loyalty to her cousin The development of the romance is well done and doesn't feel rushed Fans of romances with mysteries or gothics will enjoy this title I plan on looking earlier titles in this series


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