This novel ticks every box! Suffragism, independence, historical accuracy, adventure, action, romance and witty rapport.
'Storm and Silence' is impossible to put down from the very moment the first page is read. Intriguing and compelling, we follow the narration of the leading lady - a head strong and fiercely independent Miss Lily Linton living in nineteenth century London with her myriad of sisters, their frugal uncle and matrimony obsessed aunt in a setting reminiscent of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
The novel opens with Lily's attempts to infiltrate and vote dressed as a man. In her foiled attempts she meets business magnate and stoic billionaire Mr Rikkard Ambrose who, mistaking her for a gentleman- offers her a job as his secretary.
This story is lighthearted and immensely enjoyable and one of my all time favourites. Lily is strong, intelligent and delightful young lady with gumption in spades, whereas her counterpart and employer the stoic and mysterious Mr Ambrose displays mythical self control and discipline as well as a general disposition for ruthlessness and perfection.
I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough, I adore almost all of Rob Thier's work and emplore everyone to give them a go - you won't regret it!
Other books in this series are #2- Eye of the Storm, #3- Silence is Golden, and the ongoing fourth addition Silence is Breaking. More of his work is available on Radish (app) and on Wattpad if you're interested.