A sparkling new Regency romance novel from Julie Roberts, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's BRIDGERTON, Sabrina Jeffries, Nicola Cornick, Grace Burrowes and Mary Balogh!
Readers LOVE Julie Roberts:
'An enticing story with romance, drama, some fabulous obnoxious characters and a real flavour of the time' 5* NetGalley review on A Tainted Marriage
'A most enjoyable read. Intrigue and mystery with characters who have had issues and emotional traumas in the past and then misunderstandings throughout the course of their relationship until the inevitable and happy ending' 5* NetGalley review on A Tainted Marriage
'This is no ordinary Regency Romance. It is so well researched and written that you feel you're there with the characters all the time *****' Amazon Reviewer on The Hidden Legacy
'Meticulously researched *****' Amazon Reviewer on The Hidden Legacy
'Roberts has a sure, historical hand, and her use of a real 19th century marriage law to fire the plot is cunning *****' Amazon reviewer on A Tangle of Secrets
A father's debt. A dutiful daughter. A dangerous dance for survival...
Owing money, but with none incoming, the Reverend Edmund Jade has no choice but to give his consent for his daughter to marry the elderly Lord Horace Boxley.
Torn between love for her father and loyalty to herself, Evelyn is forced to make a life changing decision - can she accept his command and sign herself away for a life she knows she'll never want?
Evelyn isn't cattle to be sold and, bundling herself on board a stagecoach bound for London, she flees with no plan beyond escape. When the stagecoach axle collapses, killing the young Alice Grantham, Evelyn can't help but be shocked at how similar the girl looks to her. At how close she herself came to death.
When a fellow passenger mistakes her for Alice, however, and gives her the dead girl's reticule complete with an introductory letter for the post of lady's companion, the way forward is clear: she must become Alice, if she is to escape Evelyn's fate.