Hello everyone! I’m sorry that I have not posted for the past few days, but I have been super busy ( now that I think about it, that’s not a good excuse) the past few days.
But now, I have time to post and since I missed Magical Monday yesterday, why not do it on Tuesday… again? 😝
(This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are mine)
Today’s book will be…
The Diamond of Drury Lane!
Now, I really love this book because (a) It’s set in London, and I love London and (b) the heroine is a girl and GIRL POWER.
It’s not set in modern day London, it’s set in 1790, and the heroine is Catherine “Cat” Royal, she lives in the Theatre Royal, hence her last name. She’s an orphan, and if it wasn’t for Mr Sheridan, the owner, she would had froze to death on the sidewalk.
After a disastrous play at the theatre, Cat followed Mr Sheridan and overheard his conversation with Marchmont about a diamond hidden in the theatre.
She befriends a new violinist at the theatre, a former African slave, Pedro. On the night of another play, she meets the Duke of Avon, and his children Lord Francis and Lady Elizabeth. Pedro arranges a meeting with them, showcasing Cat’s writing and his musical talents.
Cat brings Lord Francis and Pedro to Syd’s boxing match, also known as the ‘Bow Street Butcher’, mainly because he’s a butcher at the market.
And when a slip of the tongue reveals the secret of the diamond to Pedro, will he keep the secret? Or will he try to find the diamond, and pawn it?
The diamond will surprise you, believe me!
Thanks for reading,