The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White ~ Book Review

June 26, 2021


About the Book

Author: Roseanna M. White
Series: Secrets of the Isles, Book 1
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing

Lady Elizabeth "Libby" Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn't favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage's former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.

Oliver Tremayne--gentleman and clergyman--is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he's happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth's summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it's the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can't quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.

As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love

My Thoughts

What a beautiful picturesque setting in this story. I had never heard of the Scilly Islands and I found them so interesting I had to do my own little research and what a beautiful location it is! Definitely would love to return to this beautiful place even if its through fiction. This was my first book by Roseanna M. White so I didn't know what to expect. I have only heard great things from her so I was excited to receive this book for review. 

The characters were well developed and engaging for the most part. I absolutely loved Oliver, the vicar of the town. His family was so sweet. I absolutely loved his grandmother. He truly did make a wonderful male lead and hero of this story. Libby was hard to connect with for me. She was a great character, don't get me wrong, but I just could not relate to her at all so it made it difficult for me to lover her completely. The romance for me was a bit bland. It wasn't a passionate romance. They fell for each other because they had things in common which I know it was common for the time period the author is writing in but I just wanted a little more. 

Overall I thought the story was well researched and well written. One thing that the author does a phenomenal job in is making sure that the gospel message is given in a way that makes sense in the overall story. She truly explains it beautifully and I really appreciate that. I will say one of my favorite characters were actually Beth and Sheridan so I am looking forward to seeing them in the next story. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Bethany House. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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About the Author

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. She and her family make their home in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. You can learn more about her and her stories at
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