I wasn't sure exactly what to expect with Her Ladyship's Curse, and I was happy to have no expectations going in because I really enjoyed the tale that Viehl weaved. Viehl has created a delightful heroine in Kit, whose job is to help prove that there is no such thing as magic and curses. This job brings her into contact with high society when a wife fears that she has been cursed. Despite everyone including nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore warning her away from this case, Kit is unable to turn her back on someone in need. I really liked the character development of Kit as she realizes things about her family's past during the course of the book that changes how she looks at things, and I enjoyed the hint of romance between Kit and Lucien. Knowing that this was only part one, I should have been prepared for the cliff hanger ending but I wasn't. However I am really looking forward to reading the next part.