he Legend of Nimway Hall 1750: Jacqueline
The Legend of Nimway Hall 1750: Jacqueline by Stephanie Laurens is the first book in an unusual series. The series is about a place in Great Britain called Nimway Hall. Each book is about a different generation and written by a different
author. Luckily, I fell into the first one of the series first, so I can read them in order!
Jacqueline is the lady of Nimway Hall. The land and house are passed down through the female line - unusual
for the time. There seems to be legends and old wives tales told about the woods and the land. The hall only prospers when the land is taken care of by the lady of the hall. Jacqueline watches her land with love, however the stream that runs through
the property and is depended on by many has slowed to a trickle. They have found another source of water and found an unusual orb while digging.
Richard Devries was cutting across country heading toward
his uncle’s house. He is tired of the fortune hunters mamas out to force him into marriage with their daughters. However, he managed to get lost. He runs across two men who seemed to be discussing how they diverted the stream from the neighbors.
Richard follows the stream and finds Nimway Hall.
Both Jacqueline and Richard end up spending a number of day together and find they have chemistry. Richard has no problem letting Jacqueline
take the lead with her people. Jacqueline had no problem with Richard helping her avoid the various suitors vying for her hand. He solves the stream problem and together they resolve the question of the orb (sort of) and the reason behind the stream
But there is more at stake. Are Jacqueline and Richard meant to be together? I enjoyed the storyline and did not mind the mystery, magic and romance all woven together. I did
download the next book and look forward to continuing the series. The Legend of Nimway Hall 1750: Jacqueline was a good read.