Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Sadly, this was nearly a DNF because it didn't capture the imagination and world as its inspiration (Downton Abbey) did; luckily, it was a very quick read.
Lady Charlotte is a Mary Sue who writes Mary Sue gothic novels - and is a constant disappointment to her mother. She isn't demure or interested in the handsome (yet boring) Lord her mother has picked out for her, and worse, begins to befriend one of the kitchen maids! Then Lady Beatrice, Charlotte's aunt, comes back with some Deep Dark Secret. If only it was all less predictable. Much less predictable.
ARC provided by publisher.