The Dark Lady
The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.… Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood... show more
The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.… Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse.… Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 16th 2013
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
Series: Mad Passions (#1)
Recommended by Cherie3.4 starsThe first 5 chapters of this was dark, gothic, and vastly intriguing but as the story went on, it lost me. Ian and Eva spend most the time running and though they internally think about their connection, until the last 20% or so when they start the touching/coming toget...
I gave this a C- at All About Romance, so 2.5 stars.The Dark Lady is one of those books that intrigued me from the moment I saw the synopsis - drug-addicted heroine, dark and gothic-sounding plot - I really looked forward to this debut. And then I read it. It caught my attention at first, but ultima...
After the death of her husband, Eva tragically loses her child and is locked away to protect her and her family. Unfortunately for Eva, this is one of the most horrible places she could be – drugged to keep quiet, at the mercy of other inmates, the staff and independence curbed.Society believes Eva...
Maire Claremont is embracing the dark side of Victorian London with this first installment of her Mad Passions series. Our heroine, Eva, isn't mad, but after what she has endured, no one hesitates to believe her late husband's brother when he claims otherwise. Not only did her husband Hamilton die,...