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And Only to Deceive - Tasha Alexander
And Only to Deceive
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For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly... show more
For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him.

Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek.

Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind.

As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061148446 (006114844X)
ASIN: 006114844X
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
Series: Lady Emily (#1)
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It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
2.0 And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip's death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her discovery of his journals nearly two years later reveals a far diff...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 And Only to Deceive, by Tasha Alexander
After all the heavy books I’ve been reading lately, I felt the need to dip back into genre fiction for a while. I’m glad that I chose Tasha Alexander’s delightfully genre-breaking book, And Only to Deceive, the first book in the Lady Emily series of historical mysteries. From the very first page And...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it
4.0 Review: And Only To Deceive
With Lady Emily we get a heroine who isn’t just somebody with present-day opinions that got transported back in the Victorian era. In fact her views were pretty much time-apropriate for most of her life. They are only beginning to change at the start of the book after she enjoyed some freedom after ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily Mystery, #1)
"A Novel of Suspense." No, not really. Whomever read this book and thought it suspenseful needs to get out more. It was a very good read though - I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's the age-old tale of "you don't know what you've got until it's gone" with Greek antiquities, art forgery, romance and ...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.0 Emily and Greek antiquities
This novel is subtitled “A Novel of Suspense,” but IMO it’s a misrepresentation. Suspense comprises a very small percentage of this story. Mostly, it’s a quaint historical novel, taking place in the end of the Victorian era. The protagonist Emily is a rich young widow. She had only been married for ...
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