Clifton Manor: Episode 5: Victoria Spencer

Episode 5 of 6 Book Series

Things are running on high-octane at The Manor. Lady Elizabeth receives some better new regarding Lord Simon, thanks to Gladys. George is now back in the swing of things and even more alarmed by hs father’s rash decision-making. Both siblings are completely perplexed by their sister, Jane’s, behavior. As Elizabeth fills George in on what happened during their trip to London, he agrees that something is amiss.

Speaking of Jane, her upcoming wedding is sooner than she’d like. For her sake, she hopes all her devious hard work will pay off. Meanwhile Anna, still a bit torn between George & James, assists George with the financial records once more. Numbers don’t wash and George fears the worst. But, Anna leaves the numbers game to George as she begins an investigation of her own. The ‘locked door’ is driving her crazy & she must find out the meaning behind it. For quite some time, it’s been forbidden and Anna decides it’s been locked long enough. What is behind the door?

Samuel jumps from being Jane’s lackey to Lord Masterson’s valet. Put in position via Lady Jane, he has a sinister job to do. But is Lord Masterson dense enough to let it happen right under his nose? What of young Tommy who abruptly appeared at the Manor’s door? We know a but of his background, but why was his mother compelled to send him there?

Family matters are front & center in this episode. With only one episode remaining in the season, we’ve got serious loose ends to tie up. I’d have loved to see this installment go much longer in anticipation of Book 6. But, suspense is golden & this one has plenty.

It’s a well done cliffhanger before the cliffhanger ending you could say. I give it 4 stars and am keeping fingers crossed for a season 2.

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