Deanna Raybourn's third installment of the Lady Julia Gray series, this book finds Lady Julia, her sister Portia, and their brother Valerius in Yorkshire. They have come to Grimsgrave Hall, a hulking pile of a place newly acquired by Nicholas Brisbane. Portia has come to set the household in order; Julia has come to (finally) see what there is between herself and Nicholas; Valerius to see that outward decorum is observed (this is Victorian England). However, upon arrival, they find the former owners of the Hall still very much in residence. The Allenby Family can trace their family back to kings (and use every opportunity to remind one of this). And they may not be as cordial as they appear.