In 1832, the era of Regency has already passed; and with it, the youth of Miss Catherine “Kitty” Phillips. A middle-age matron of modest fortune, she spends her days tutoring her nieces and nephew and her seasons shuttled between her sister's dreary manor in Yorkshire and the London townhouse whose rooms hold associations both painful and pleasant.
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For Kitty, a quiet life amidst the bustle of London is transformed by her removal the countryside with the illness of her second sister Anna. The remote village of Beiberry Mile is vastly different in manner, liveliness, and interest, its residents embracing this seemingly-elegant London lady in their presence. Their perception of herself, and the series of events which unfold in this tranquil setting, may forever reshape Kitty's independence and the nature of her heart.
The final volume in the Regency Rules series is a gentle Inspirational romance, with heroes ranging from the misunderstood to the gentlest hearts, as in the case of the youthful surgeon Miles Turner. The Last Miss Phillips assembles a new cast of characters, with the witty Mr. Hooker, shrewd Patience Tibbets, and eccentric gentlewoman Mrs. Allgood; and revives others from the original novel, from Kitty herself to the sage Mrs. Fitzwilliam's brief appearance and the most complex portrayal yet of the sly archnemesis Hetta Harwick.
With the spirit of English literature in their style and prose, the authors narrate a tale of two women equal in birth and age in one period, separated by fortune and freedom in the next, and both longing for the same destiny in different ways.