What secrets hide beneath the veil? When her mother departs for a tour of the continent, Georgina is sent from the rural backwaters to stay with her cousin, George Talbot, in London.
The 1835 season is at its height, but Georgina is determined to attend neither balls nor plays, and to eschew Society. She hides her face beneath an impenetrable veil. Her extraordinary appearance only sets off gossip and speculation as to her identity. Who is the mysterious lady beneath the veil?
The Lady in the Veil continues the story of the Talbots in The House in the Hollow but stands equally well alone.
I have loved stepping back in time through the pages of this book, and following the story of Georgina, who is one of those characters that you find yourself immediately taken with and just wanting the best for her.
When her mother remarries, Georgina finds herself shipped off to a distant relative to start life over and find a husband. But Georgina is far from appreciative of this new chapter in her life, especially as she's been brought up to hide herself away, behind a veil, and living in fear of the reaction she will receive from others when they see her face.
And this mystery lies behind the bulk of the story and it was wholly encapsulating as you tried to put pieces together and discover the truth. There are always family secrets to be revealed and that becomes much clearer when her veil is removed! We watch as Georgina discovers this new life ahead of her, and the lessons she needs to learn to be part of this new society and to discover who will treat her with the kindness and respect she so clearly deserves.
The Lady in the Veil represents the third entry in Allie Cresswell’s Talbot Saga, filling the role of the sequel to The House in the Hollow, while serving as a prequel to Tall Chimneys, the final book in the chronology but is easily read as a standalone - and then you can have fun catching up on the back story later as you'll be captivated by the characters and settings!