One lousy Monday, Jenna loses her job, her boyfriend, and her home. She finds a job that feels like a holiday - cataloguing books for an elderly cousin, Kitty Everest, at her country mansion. Jenna soon gets involved in Kitty's life, and of those around her: especially Kitty's infuriating godson, Alexander Latham, and his icily disapproving fiancee. She is horrified to discover that Kitty may be forced to sell Holtby House...but when she tries to help save it, an attempt is made on her life. Jenna finds herself at the heart of a baffling plot and a race to save Holtby, Kitty - and herself. Falling in love with Holtby is one thing - but Alexander is definitely out of the question!
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born and educated in London and had a variety of jobs in the commercial world before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and the historical Morland Dynasty series. She lives in London, is married with three children and enjoys music, wine, gardening, horses and the English countryside.
Nicolette McKenzie was born and educated in New Zealand. Her television work includes the compilation and presentation of three programs of New Zealand poetry for the BBC, as well as comedy, revue, and popular drama. She played the role of Mrs. Bennett for the BBC World Service adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.