• Lady Odelia's Secret

  • Scott-De Quincy Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Jane Steen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever really know your family?

In the 1880s, a sixth daughter learns not to ask for much, even if she’s the daughter of an earl. Even if she married the richest man in her corner of Sussex. Even if she’s now a widow with a splendid Georgian mansion.

Lady Helena Whitcombe is still trying to adjust to widowhood and reconcile her family loyalties with her desires when her artist sister Odelia makes a startling suggestion. Why not make her mark on the house that’s now all hers by commissioning a magnificent work of art from one of London’s most celebrated painters?

Lady Odelia invites Helena into the seductive world of medieval fantasies and fairy tales she has inhabited since Helena was a child. But when a shocking series of events exposes the destructive reality of a great artist’s unusual lifestyle, Helena and her lady’s maid Guttridge are called on to help—or is it to interfere?

Looming danger, the risk of scandal, and competing loyalties force Helena to reevaluate her relationship with the sister she’s always loved the most.

What is Lady Odelia’s secret? Find out in this gripping continuation of the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries, a story that blends mystery and historical detail with Downton Abbey-style saga as the truths about Helena’s aristocratic family unfold. 

Listen now before the secret gets out!

©2022 Jane Steen (P)2022 Jane Steen

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Thank you a million times over for this series. I am an avid reader of historical mysteries. Rarely write reviews. I feel as though this is a hidden gem of a series. The characters are so beautifully written and preformed. I feel as though I’m a member of the wild family! Author does an excellent job of developing characters, peeling back layers and adding quirks to all. The mysteries kept me on my toes. The humor was perfect for a mystery. More than once I found myself verbally responding to the main character’s moments of reverie. Thank you for the excellent performance and story!