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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
One Dark Night by Anna Faversham takes place in 1821 on the English Coast. Lucy is the star and heroine as we meet her as a young girl living in the prestigious home where her mother is a maid. She is friends with the privileged Dougie. This life is suddenly taken away from her as she and her mother find themselves suddenly poor. Lucy goes to work at a nearby farm, doing whatever is asked of her. Daniel, the farmer’s son, tries to protect Lucy but he cannot always do that. The coastal village has a smuggling problem because of high taxes being charged. When Karl enters the picture as the Revenue Officer, he is determined to put an end to the smuggling and the lives of those most responsible. Lucy soon catches his eye and he takes her to work in the Watch House. Lucy sees things she regrets, overhears things she shouldn’t, and many in the village consider her a spy. As events take place and situations change, Lucy learns secrets from her childhood and is forced to choose between Daniel and Karl for a husband.
One Dark Night by Anna Faversham is a very good book offering romance, danger, adventure, mystery, excitement and so much more and I found it was very hard to put down. I really was rooting for Lucy to end up with a good life for all the grief she had endured and was hoping she would pick the man I liked best. I also hoped that all the bad people would get what they deserved. Anna Faversham did a perfect job of combining all the elements into one winning story and I highly recommend One Dark Night be added to your reading list.