I recently finished reading The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey. This book was released in April 2019 by Swoon Reads and I picked it up in my local Barnes & Noble Store.
I absolutely love reading historical fiction so when I saw the gorgeous cover of the Hummingbird Dagger I had to read the book.
The Hummingbird Dagger is set in 1833 England and follows the story of Lord James Ellerby, his younger sister and brother, and “Beth”. Beth is a young woman that was in a carriage crash near Ellerby’s land. She has many injuries, and is the only injured party in the crash. When she finally wakes up we find that she has amnesia. She becomes Lord Ellerby’s sister Caroline’s companion while trying to figure out who she really is.
At night Beth has horrible nightmares. She dreams of a woman losing blood to a hummingbird dagger. Night after night she wakes the house with her screams. Slowly she begins to learn of her true identity and the friends she has made over the last several weeks aid her in her search for her family and identity.
I really enjoyed the backstory and criminal aspects involved with this book. I think the relationship that grows between Lord Ellerby and Beth is a bit more believable in their day in that they fall in love without really knowing each other. They come to trust and love each other during a dangerous situation, but I don’t think I really got the message of a true connection between the couple like I have in other stories. It was enjoyable though, so don’t take that as too much of a message to not read, because it is worth reading. I just wish there was a little bit more development of the couple.
Happy reading 🙂