A Gentleman of Means—summary

A Gentleman of Means by Shelley Adina

Coming May 28, 2015—Book 8 in the Magnificent Devices steampunk series!

How much must one sacrifice for the sake of friendship?

Lady Claire Trevelyan has had to deal with betrayal before, in small ways and large. But none is quite so painful as the belief that Gloria Meriwether-Astor had deserted her and her friends and left them to die under the waters of Venice. When she learns that Gloria has inexplicably vanished, she has no choice but to follow her heart and attempt to find the missing heiress.

But the decisions of the heart do not sit well with the gentlemen in her life, who had every reason to believe she planned to settle down at last—and suddenly Claire finds herself without a career, a fiancé, or the confidence in her own abilities that has carried her this far. Captain Ian Hollys is suffering from the megrims and cannot seem to recover from his dreadful experience as a prisoner. Alice’s dream of captaining her own ship in England is scuttled. Tigg is struggling with a revelation that has turned his life upside down—and may result in a betrayal more harrowing than any the flock has yet seen.

Will the bond of friendship that has brought Claire and the flock together be the very thing that separates them for good? Or will love tip the balance and prove that what really defines a gentleman of means is none other than a lady of resources?

“It’s another element I love about these books; from Claire to Gloria to Alice to Lizzie and Maggie to Lady Dunsmuir, the women in this series generally like and respect each other. Other women are not required to be lesser—weaker, more cowardly, less intelligent—in order for Claire to be awesome. She is not an exceptional woman, she is an awesome woman among awesome women.”
—Fangs for the Fantasy: The latest in urban fantasy from a social justice perspective

8 thoughts on “A Gentleman of Means—summary”

  1. E TaylorE Taylor

    May 28th…..we must wait a little over 2 weeks still….sigh!…I await with great anticipation – once again – to see what has happened to the Lady and her friends.
    I can already see I am NOT going to be disappointed!! well…..I hope not……no fiance??
    No flock??
    Awesome people are so wonderful to read about! I am thanking you in advance for creating them…..it makes me very happy to recommend these books!

  2. KyraKyra

    I can’t wait to read it. I can’t say I’ll be sad if she found herself without a fiancé. He’s not my favorite. But, I doubt he will leave her altogether. Maybe I will be surprised. 🙂

  3. Trista WhitakerTrista Whitaker

    Can’t wait! Does anyone happen to know if books 7 and 8 will be grouped together like 5 and 6 for the Kindle… I was waiting to buy 7 just in case, but I did notice that they were doing that when the main characters were the same, and that doesn’t seem to be the case for these two…

    • adminadmin

      But they are sort of a single adventure centered around Venice … would you like me to release them as a set? If people would like it, then I will.

      • Trista WhitakerTrista Whitaker

        I would love that if they are both part of one adventure! But if you cannot that’s fine I still cannot wait to buy and read them both! I wasn’t sure I would like this genre of books but I find that I can’t get enough of the Magnificent Devices stories! 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Shrieking VioletShrieking Violet

    i’ve thoroughly enjoyed your books, can’t wait for A Gentleman of Means to be released on iTunes in Australia! do you have a release date?

    • adminadmin

      It should filter over there in the next few days, Violet. I have it set to appear on all the stores. Thanks for asking!

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