Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick is the story of Miss
Amity Doncaster and Benedict Stanbridge. She is a world traveler who writes
articles in the paper for the ladies of London to read and enjoy and is working
on a book that is a collection of all her travels.
Benedict is a man who is
sent to the Americas to retrieve some vital information about a new engine that
might revolutionize the world of oil. Amity meets Benedict when he is hurt and
she is on her way back to England. He asks her to promise him to take a letter
to his uncle if he doesn't survive. He recovers and little do they know that
their little trip would cause a scandal in the ton.
When Amity returns
to England she is kidnapped by a man who she doesn't recognize and she barely
escapes but thanks to her trusty fan she makes it out alive only to find
herself engaged to Benedict whom she hasn't talked to in a month. When he returns
he sees the announcement and gets her agree to the rumors so that they can find
the man who kidnapped her and is referred to by the papers as the “Bridegroom”.
This was a wonderful
story and I read it from cover to cover in one night because I wanted to know
who the “Bridegroom” was. I was wrong on who I thought the killer was but then I was right that another
character was involved.
Thank you Amanda for another great story and I love all
of her mystery stories. Can’t wait for the next story to come out.