The Lady's Masquerade

The Lady's MasqueradeDownload The Lady S Masquerade Anne Gallagher Someone Is Trying To Kill Lady Penelope Leighton S Father, And Now The Fiend Has Turned His Sights On Her Frightened, She Flees London Masquerading As A Traveling Companion For Her Elderly Aunt.When William Smith, The Earl Of Westerly, Arrives In London To A Hero S Welcome He Does Not Want, He Takes The Stewardship At His Cousin S Manor In Wakefield By The Sea To Escape He Is Than Surprised When He Meets The Mysterious Miss Penny Higgins Residing There With A Persnickety Duchess.Miss Higgins Unfathomable Beauty And Stunning Intellect Are In Direct Contrast To Her Dowdy Clothes And Recurring Stutter William Discerns The Ladies Are In Trouble, It S Obvious They Are In Hiding, And William Means To Find Out Why, But No One Is Talking.Before Either Of Them Realizes It, They Ve Lost Their Hearts Penny To A Man Who She Thinks Is A Steward, And William To A Woman Destined For A Duke.After Penny S True Identity And Reason For Hiding Are Revealed To William, He Immediately Engages His Friends In A Campaign To Help Catch The Blackguard Who Threatens Her However, Upon Their Return To London, A Confounding Chain Of Events Leads Them Right Into The Villain S Trap Can William Save Her Before It S Too Late I typically read mystery novels rather than romance novels, but the reviews I read intrigued me I thought it would be slow going, as it is an 1800 s period piece, but the writer does a great job of pulling you into the storyline immediately and explaining things in detail so that you can imagine what it must have been like to live in this time period While the plot is somewhat predicta
It s a good story Just a bit wordy for my taste. a bit of romance and a bit of attempted murder mysteryThis is the first book in the series It is the story of William and Penny They are both hiding in their own way Penny s life has been threatened and William is trying to find his way after military service and a serious wound Lady Olivia is a dragon of the ton and a meddling matchmaker, but she is usually right William teams up with his buddies to set a trap for the scoundrel who is threatening Penny and her father, the Duke We get to meet many of the characters who will inhabit the series.This series is about a group of men who are a little older than in some of the romances I have read They have either served in the army or navy or had previous romances or family tragedies that put them off marriage They are related as friends, brothers and cousins I like how the stories fit toget