Poor Jemima. She had such a rotten life for so long. I still feel a little sorry for Lady Mary, but she was so unbending. Not that Marie-Louise helped the situation one little bit... (Annunciata fatigue has transferred to the younger generations.)
Loved the inclusion of Handel and Maurice going to Dublin, although I do wish he'd been a better father to Rupert. Although I know Jemima was perfectly happy to not be the Countess of Chelmsford any longer, it did make me annoyed that she loses everything when he dies. Bah!
When I finished The Maiden I went straight into The Flood-Tide, and as I'm writing this review I've almost finished that one as well, and need to put the next one on hold from the library.