Saturday, 4 August 2018
LESSONS IN DISCOVERY ( A CAMBRIDGE FELLOWS MYSTERY #3)
On the very day Jonty Stewart proposes that he and Orlando Coppersmith move in together, Fate trips them up. Rather, it trips Orlando, sending him down a flight of stairs and leaving him with an injury that erases his memory. Instead of taking the next step in their relationship, they’re back to square one. It’s bad enough that Orlando doesn’t remember being intimate with Jonty—he doesn’t remember Jonty at all.
Back inside the introverted, sexually innocent shell he inhabited before he met Jonty, Orlando is faced with two puzzles. Not only does he need to recover the lost pieces of his past, he’s also been tasked by the Master to solve a four-hundred-year-old murder before the end of term. The college’s reputation is riding on it.
Crushed that his lover doesn’t remember him, Jonty puts aside his grief to help decode old documents for clues to the murder. But a greater mystery remains—one involving the human heart.
To solve it, Orlando must hear the truth about himself—even if it means he may not fall in love with Jonty the second time around…
The moment I started this series I knew I wouldn't be reading anything else until I'd finished the final page of the final book. I have been gripped from the start. The tender developing love story between Jonty and Orlando, their gentle discovery of each other, is second to none, as they traverse the danger of two men falling in love in the 1900's.
Within this beautiful love story is interwoven a murder mystery that has you turning the pages, needing to know all.
In Lessons in Discovery, Orlando's memory of the last year and his love for Jonty has been wiped away, and my heart broke for Jonty as he had to keep his own sorrow to himself while supporting his friend. To keep his mind occupied, Orlando is asked to review the legend of the Woodville Ward, a murder within the college's walls that has left generations stumped. I've got to tell you, I loved this story. My own suspicious mind was flitting from one suspect to another and shouted out, "Of course!" when the reveal unfolded, much to my husband's confusion! Loved it, loved it, loved it!
The fluid way with which the detailed terminology of the era is written, the stiff British upper lip, the absolutely everything is effortless and so well written you lose yourself from the very first page to the last. This is a must read. An absolute must read.
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