Secrets of a Lady
In the glittering world of Regency London, where gossip is exchanged—and reputations ruined—with the tilt of a fan, Mélanie Fraser is the perfect wife. Devoted to her husband, Charles, the grandson of a duke, she is acknowledged as society's most charming hostess. But just as the elegant façade... show more
In the glittering world of Regency London, where gossip is exchanged—and reputations ruined—with the tilt of a fan, Mélanie Fraser is the perfect wife. Devoted to her husband, Charles, the grandson of a duke, she is acknowledged as society's most charming hostess. But just as the elegant façade of Regency London hides a dark side, Mélanie is not what she seems. She has a secret: one that could destroy her perfect jewel-box life forever . . . and the cost to keep it is an exquisite heirloom ring surrounded by legend and power. The search for it will pull Mélanie and Charles into a gritty underworld of gin-soaked brothels, elegant gaming hells, and debtors' prisons. In this maze of intrigue, deception is second nature and betrayal can come far too easily . . .
Publish date: July 31st 2007
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 485
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 19th Century
, Spy Thriller
, Historical Mystery
Series: Charles & Mélanie Fraser (#1)
This is my second foray in Tracy Grant/Teresa Grant's Charles & Melanie/Malcolm & Suzanne series. Chronologically I believe this is the last book, although I believe this is the first book written in publication order.The only other book in the series I've read so far is [b:Vienna Waltz|9341394|Vi...
Set in Regency-era England (early 19th century) - the young son of a wealthy couple is kidnapped, to be ransomed by the return of a ring, a family heirloom the kidnapper believes the couple has possession of. As they seek to track down the ring's whereabouts, the secrets each has kept from the othe...
Whew...ok, wow. Any review I try to give here would not do this book justice. Suffice it to say that I absolutely loved it. This book had so many twists and turns (including one moment where my mouth literally dropped open in surprise), that my head was spinning pretty much the entire time...which i...
We are into the final four weeks of what has been an eight-year wait. That's how long it's been since the hardcover publication of Beneath a Silent Moon in 2003, which is when I discovered Tracy's books through the recommendation of a fellow Pimpernel fan. The publication date for Vienna Waltz (unde...
Rich, handsome and respected, Charles Fraser survived the Napoleonic Wars and now has it all: two healthy children, the love of his beautiful and intelligent wife Melanie, and a burgeoning political career. But then his son is kidnapped, and Charles can only save him by plunging into society's unde...