Also known as The Secret Countess, this sparkling novel tells of the aristocratic Anna, who flees to England with her family following the Russian Revolution and must find a way to help keep them afloat. Taking a job as a chambermaid to the Earl of Westerholme, it is not long before her beauty, goodness and innate grace catch his eye, as well as endear her to his staff. But he is, of course, engaged! To a white supremacist! Whatever will happen? Eva Ibbotson may be best-known for her inventive children’s works, but she also wrote several lyrical and intriguing romance novels, all of which are clever, immersive and enchanting, and very much worthy of the Heyer reader’s time. This one especially.
— Rachel Hyland