Marleigh Sisters #1
Unladylike Lessons in Love is the first book in a new series of Regency mysteries by Amita Murray. The protagonist, Lila Marleigh, is the daughter of a British earl and his Indian mistress. She and her sisters lived in India until their parents’ death when Lila was seven. Then they came to London to live with their cruel stepmother, Sarah Marleigh, who has died before the events of the novel, and their half-brother Jonathan, the new earl, who is one of the most loathsome characters I have encountered in a long time. He has no redeeming characteristics whatsoever, except a certain charm he shows to people when he wants something, and even that is false.