Adele has a harebrained idea to go to her uncle in NY to try and win a husband from among the area’s eligible, rich bachelors. The family name is besmirched in London and she needs to secure funds to keep the family afloat. It’s a selfless idea, but she puts herself in quite a pickle. Right away she is introduced to Mr. Conrad who is to be a newly-rich, slightly uncultured fellow who takes a liking to her. Adele could be just what he needs to find his proper place in society with a lovely, educated wife by his side. Mr. Conrad’s business ventures includes an exhibition of a high wire aerialist, Drew, who is scheduled to cross Niagara Falls. Is Adele really destined to marry Conrad or does God have a higher call on her?
I was torn about my like or dislike of the story. There were too many, hard to believe things happening such as her gambler brother showing up on the uncle’s doorstep. And, her brother’s change of habits.
Thanks to Barbour Publishing for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.