Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on June 21st 2016
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Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer's lifeless corpse floating in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her best chance to save this difficult man is by becoming his wife.
At first, Landen Elmsworth believes the fetching Miss York might be right for a meaningless dalliance, but he grossly underestimates her capacity for cunning and soon finds himself bound until death to a woman he may never be able to trust. Yet in the dark of their bedroom they discover an undeniable passion--and a capacity to forge their own destiny . . .
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
The Lady Who Saw Too Much is the second book in the Soul Survivor series by Thomasine Rappold. Although part of a series it can easily be read as a stand alone novel.
The story is about a woman, Gianna York. Since an accident where she nearly died when she was a child, she has been gifted with prophetic visions. Although she doesn’t feel gifted because her parents believe she is insane and made plans for her to be admitted into an asylum. She runs away and after a short stint working in a school for young ladies, she ends up being hired as a companion to a shy young debutante. She has a vision that the young woman’s brother is going to die, and she is determined to use her gift for good, and make sure that the death doesn’t happen.
The man in question is Landon Elmsworth, a single man with no intention to marry because of the worry that his mother’s insanity could show in any children he has. He loves his family dearly and hopes very much that his sister’s new companion will bring her out of her shell and enable her to begin a courtship with a man worthy of her. It’s a true bonus for him when he finally meets Gianna and finds her infinitely attractive.
He doesn’t find her so attractive though when an innocent misunderstanding, albeit one that would have led to something less innocent, has her lying to his aunt, and has them betrothed to each other. What he doesn’t know is that his aunt would have thrown Gia out if it was just a case of being caught kissing, it was only quick thinking on Gia’s part in order to make sure she wasn’t thrown out that got her saying they had sex and she could be with child. It’s all she could think of to make sure she could stay in the house and stop Landon’s death from happening.
Of course Landon is furious with her, but he’s not concerned about her reasons to trap him when they are in bed together because they are perfectly matched sexually. It’s the fact that he can’t trust her that makes him hold back any true feelings for her. Gia wants to tell him so badly why she had to lie, but thinks he will want to send her to an insane asylum too, so she has to keep quiet. Will her secret come out, will she be able to stop his death, will they have their happily ever after?
This book was wonderful to read, the romance and the passion between the main characters was believable, and the passionate scenes weren’t too descriptive at all. Watching Alice, the young debutante come into her own thanks to Gia was difficult to read at times because she was so awkward, but as things progressed, it was a pleasure to read. There was drama, excitement, a missing child, kidnapping, death threats, plus an actual death too, and during it all we learn more about our hero and heroine and can’t help but love them. This is one of those books that you just don’t want to put down.
There is mention in the book, of a woman who is a healer, and apparently she is the subject of the first book in the series. There is an excerpt from her story at the end of the book. I read it, and am definitely going to be buying the book. I am sure it will be just as good as this one and I can’t wait to read it.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.