A historical country house romp to rival Sheridan

The Captain and the Theatrical (The Captivating Captains, #3)The Captain and the Theatrical by Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this historical series and this one might just be my favourite one yet given it could have masqueraded as a Sheridan play with its complex twists, turns and plottings.

While I’m not sure the ending is wholly believable for that time period, I honestly didn’t care! It’s a truly wonderful romantic romp through the English countryside with an Italian flair and all the comedy and dramatic moments I’d expect with a man in disguise plot.

I loved both Pen and Amadeo/Cosima and they were a wonderful match, idealistic, passionate and not too shabby in the investigation stakes when it came to a secondary plot surrounding stolen jewels.

There are a fabulous set of secondary characters, including a brilliant and clever parrot, nods to historical figures of the period just after Waterloo and a rousing country house gathering complete with a masqued ball.

Another wonderful entry for this series from Catherine and Eleanor.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review

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