The Lady Knows Best

The Lady Knows Best
Author: Susanna Craig

Review Date: 25 Jun 2023
The Lady Knows Best by Susanna Craig is an intriguing historical romance novel that offers a delightful blend of romance, mystery, and adventure. Set in the Regency era, the story follows the intelligent and determined Lady Rosalind Rhees as she embarks on a journey to uncover the truth behind her father’s mysterious death.

One notable aspect of this book is its portrayal of violence. While the story does contain some intense moments and suspenseful scenes, the violence is relatively mild. The author skillfully balances the need for tension and action without resorting to excessively graphic or gratuitous depictions. Readers seeking a gentler level of violence will find this aspect of the book acceptable.

In terms of sexual content, The Lady Knows Best falls into the moderately steamy category. The romance between Lady Rosalind and her love interest, Bryn O’Neal, is portrayed with sensuality and passion. The author tastefully explores the emotional and physical connection between the characters, with a few intimate scenes. However, explicit details are handled with discretion, making it suitable for readers who prefer a moderate level of sexual content in their romance novels.

Profanity is relatively minimal in this novel. The author maintains a clean and refined language style that is consistent with the Regency era setting. Readers who prefer books with minimal profanity will appreciate the author’s attention to maintaining a more formal tone.

Alcohol use is quite prevalent throughout the story, which is not surprising given the Regency era setting where it was common for characters to partake in social drinking. The author portrays characters consuming alcohol during various social gatherings, but excessive or problematic drinking is not glorified. While alcohol use is present, it is handled in a realistic and historically accurate manner.

Overall, The Lady Knows Best by Susanna Craig is an engaging historical romance novel that offers a captivating blend of mystery and passion. With its moderate levels of violence and sexual content, minimal profanity, and realistic portrayal of alcohol use, the book strikes a good balance for readers who enjoy a Regency-era romance with a touch of intrigue.