The 11th Commandment: A Serial Regency in Ten Parts - Jaimey Grant

Lady Katherine has returned to England to hear her husband's will read ... and, to her surprise, she finds Simon in the lawyer's office as well. Simon, with whom she disgraced her husband ... whose petition to Parliament for a divorce was denied.

That's the set-up for this short tale that was serialized in In D'Tale magazine.

I realize that there are always limitations with short fiction, and that it is impossible, therefore, to capture every detail and nuance that one might capture in longer form. I've read and enjoyed a good many of Jaimey Grant's books, and part of what I love so much about them is getting to know and connect with the characters. This time? I didn't feel like I could care about any of them. I know that's my issue, but there it is. I couldn't connect to the characters and the plot seemed more than a little implausible as it unfolded.

Nevertheless, it was a decent, middle-of-the-road read that kept me occupied for an evening.