The Lady Jewel Diviner by Rosalie Oaks
(Lady Diviner #1)
Regency, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
Diamonds, Death, and Devonshire tea…
Miss Elinor Avely’s proper upbringing cannot prepare her for the tiny, spinster vampire who crashes into her sitting room and demands to be fed with a sheep.
Elinor already has enough troubles without having to catch ruminants. First, her secret gift for divining jewels has landed her in scandal, exiling her from London society. Second, a nobleman of dubious repute wants her to find a cache of smuggled jewels, hidden somewhere along the Devon coastline. Last – and worst – she is invited to cream tea at the local manor. And while the autocratic and magnificent Earl of Beresford might be there (and perhaps the jewels themselves too), Beresford is the last person Elinor wants to meet over cream tea.
When a dead body is discovered along the cliffs, of course, such delicate considerations become secondary. Fortunately, Elinor now has a small vampiric chaperone – even if said spinster has a habit of appearing stark naked – and together they are ready to risk the hard questions.
What I thought
Thank you BookSirens for giving me an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.
This was such a fun read! Take some Regency Romance add in a dash of paranormal and a sprinkle of fantasy and you have The Lady Jewel Diviner. This is the first installment in this debut series. It took most of 2020 but I am really narrowing down what I really like to read and this was perfect. I loved the setting, the characters, and the mystery. I will be honest there was a twist that I did not see coming. More than once this book had me laughing out loud.
Elinor is such a witty strong woman. She knows how to use her ability and won’t let the men around her tell her she isn’t capable. Miss Zooth was an interesting character who should be left to sleep lol. There is something about Lord Beresford that has me really hoping that a romance will appear in the upcoming books. And I will have to say that I loved Jaq there is just something about him that I just loved.
I really enjoyed every minute of this book and it was the perfect book to start 2021 off with!
My Rating: /5