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By E.A. Dineley | Comments: ( 854 ) | Date: ( Nov 17, 2019 )

When governess Anna Arbuthnot arrives at Ridley Hall, she finds a house in deep mourning Lyndon Wilder, oldest and most beloved son of Lord and Lady Charles has been killed in the Napoleonic Wars, leaving behind him a now orphaned daughter, Lottie and other undiscovered troubles Anna finds it easy to establish a bond with her young charge, but other relationships in theWhen governess Anna Arbuthnot arrives at Ridley Hall, she finds a house in deep mourning Lyndon Wilder, oldest and most beloved son of Lord and Lady Charles has been killed in the Napoleonic Wars, leaving behind him a now orphaned daughter, Lottie and other undiscovered troubles Anna finds it easy to establish a bond with her young charge, but other relationships in the house begin to strain under the weight of Lyndon s absence When Thomas Wilder, the younger son and new heir, returns from war, he finds his family in chaos and Lyndon s legacy threatening Ridley Hall s future As executor of his brother s will and guardian of his daughter, Thomas is forced to leave the military life he loves, and is confined to the faltering estate of his childhood It is only with Anna s help that Thomas can save Ridley, and most crucially, protect his parents from the truth about Lyndon Wilder


  • Title: The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof
  • Author: E.A. Dineley
  • ISBN: 9781780332277
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

E.A. Dineley

E A DINELY lives in London and Wiltshire.



Comments The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof

  • Sarah

    Upon opening the package containing E. A. Dineley's debut novel, I felt like clapping my hands in delight. Such a cute little book! It's a hardcover in miniature, just slightly larger than a mass market paperback. The cover leaves a period-appropriate impression; the designers have made it resemble an olde-timey manuscript printed on foxed paper. Eye-catching but not ostentatious. I liked it a lot.The contents reflect the packaging. Nothing flashy or melodramatic, just solid, engrossing storytel [...]


  • Jane

    Oh what a wonderful book!It’s a lovely period piece, full of lovely characters, pieces of history, references to beloved books, clever plotting, well-chosen details and it’s utterly, utterly readable.And it begins with one governess. Anna Arbuthnot was a little to tall, a little too thin, a little too red-headed, and a little too poor to be successful in the marriage stakes. But as the eldest daughter of a widowed clergyman who had helped to bring up her younger bothers and sisters she was a [...]


  • Ali

    This fairly chunky first novel, kindly sent to me by the publishers has been a true surprise. I possibly hadn’t expected that much of it – but had been intrigued by the title and the historical setting. With a lot going on in my life just at the moment this slow reading week has been enhanced for me by having to keep company with a host of memorable almost Austenesque characters. “Oh, Papa, this is a sad house, the saddest house I ever was in. My own misfortunes, so dire to me, are truly c [...]


  • Blake Liddell

    I have a soft spot of Georgian governesses and so couldn't resist picking up The Death of Lyndon Wilder. The novel is a detailed and delicate exploration of Ridley, the home of the Wilder family, in the aftermath of the passing of the eldest son and heir. The theme of grief is, naturally, important but is also coupled with the complexities of family relationships, from parents to children and sibling to sibling. The deeper the reader moves into the book, the more they begin to question the image [...]


  • Liviu

    The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof by E.A. (Libby) Dineley is a delight to read and a page turner to boot, mostly due to the chemistry between the main characters - the governess and the soldier turned heir - and the antics of the supporting ones -the parents, the widow who wants to catch the heir etc - with a great mention to the two kids - Lottie and Horatio - who keep the novel fresh and bring a great perspective to the "grown-up" world and the personal issues of the adul [...]


  • Karina

    Enjoyable - a little bit Jane Eyre, a little bit Jane Austen; the too-tall, too-thin, too-opinionated and too redhaired governess meets the somewhat forbidding new heir to Ridley and piques his interest This is to simplify the story too much; it is really about the death of Lyndon Wilder, the adored, golden eldest son, and about how the death and the somewhat mysterious circumstances surrounding it, change the lives of his family and all connected with it. Good characters, a vivid eye for the te [...]


  • Kathy Cohen

    This is an amazingly good book. I have been waiting two years for it to be published in the U.S and it was worth the wait. Reminiscent of the style of the late M.M. Bennetts and (dare I say it) the inimitable Hillary Mantel, the story unwinds lushly and slowly from 1813 to March of 1815. Using the background of the Regency period, it deals poignantly with the impact of grief and self-delusionment on a family. Set in the English countryside, there is a lowly governess, lots of rambunctious childr [...]


  • Stacey Woods

    If you’ve read a few of my reviews, you’ll know that not only do I like to read books, I also love to look at and smell books too. I love books where the publisher has clearly made an effort with the design, instead of slapping any old stock image on the cover and Bob’s-your-Uncle, and The Death of Lyndon Wilder… is exactly one of those books. When it arrived at my house, I was thrilled to see that the book was a small but chunky volume, in keeping with the style of the early 1800s – t [...]


  • E.M. Powell

    I don’t normally comment on format but I felt I had to with this novel. Its compact size (albeit with quite a sturdy thickness!) and eye-catching, period-appropriate cover are particularly appealing. It is set in 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars. Lyndon Wilder was the beloved heir to the family estate of Ridley in Wiltshire and has been killed in battle. The novel follows the aftermath of the impact of his death on his family and on Anna Arbuthnot, the newly-appointed governess of Lyndon’s n [...]


  • Nadine Wiseman

    A beautifully written, gently humorous Austen-esque novel set in 1813 with all the mannerly mishaps one might expect of that era but with real heart and warmth, too. The characterisation is authentic and the brief sojourn into Major Wilder's memories of the Peninsular Wars is equally well done. The eponymous deceased, Lyndon Wilder, profligate, handsome, selfish and occasionally cruel, has left problems, debts and complications for his survivors to try and make sense of (mostly his younger broth [...]


  • Abby Letner

    First I have to say, I don’t know how this book got published. It’s written in true third person omniscient which seems to be completely out of fashion these days. It’s full of historic world-building details and references. The author doesn’t impose modern views on gender roles anachronistically on the early 19th century characters–something many authors do. The main characters have, as their primary motivations, duty and honor, two virtues that aren’t necessarily in vogue in our mo [...]


  • Sharon Kennedy

    This is a lovely, elegant little story, set during 1813, after the death of the eldest son during the Napoleonic Wars. Compared to modern stories, you might want to say that nothing much happens - a man returns home from war after the death of his brother, and has to deal with the estate, which is failing due to the grief of his parents and also, the mistaken partiality shown to his elder brother in the past.The story is well crafted, and the characters unfold like little flowers, each page turn [...]


  • Kgwhitehurst

    This book was a total mismash. The author had no control over point of view though trying for 3rd person omniscient. The narrative ran the gamut from suspense to romance to Hollywood historical; it couldn't settle on any of them. Basically, the author exerted no control over her story. Characterization was thin, and many wore on me--to the point I wanted to drown most of them. The best character--the bitchy mother who always refused her second son in preference for adoring her older one, now dec [...]


  • Kate Millin

    Governess Anna Arbuthnot arrives at Ridley and finds that it is a house in deep mourning for the heir Lyndon Wilder. He left an orphaned daughter who is to be her charge. Anna finds it easy to establish a bond with Lotty, but the rest of the household is still struggling to move on after his death. Then the new hearing, Lyndon's younger brother Major Thomas Wilder leaves his beloved military life to take over the running of Ridley, and finds that he has a lot to do


  • Evan G

    This is a truly excellent book of it's genre. Extremely well written, catching the period perfectly.It is a book one does not want to put down once you start reading it. The trouble is, you feel you must savour every line, as even though you think you know how it will end, you simply don't want it too, as you are enjoying it just so much.A gem of a book, that I can't praise highly enough, and look forward eagerly to the author's next project.Evan G Andrew


  • Kristen McDermott

    Impeccably crafted, lovingly detailed storytelling in the Regency mode. Austen and Brontë fans will be impressed with the period details and faithful voice. Dineley adds to the formula some really appealing young characters and a thoughtful depiction of the effect of the Napoleonic wars on the English gentry. A long, satisfying read.


  • Ruth

    Excellent. A la Pride and Prejudice but with enough plot twists to keep you intrigued.


  • Anette

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