Today was a beautiful reading day here, and I finished the third book in the Barrington trilogy. This book did not disappoint. I enjoyed the new characters Archer introduced (a half-sister in the younger generation, a South American megalomaniac, a conniving wife for an heir). I also like his taking the storyline out of Great Britain and America, although would have liked a little more information about Argentina to enrich that part of the story.
If you enjoy historical fiction, this is a strong series and a new voice (for me, anyway). Plenty of British lords, some very intelligent and spunky women, good family interactions. It's written by a male, something obvious in the lack of detail about clothes jewels, makeup, perfume, etc.—elements most women enjoy in historical fiction.
All in all, a solid summer read. Recommended.