Lady in Disguise
Author: Wendy Vella
Publisher: National Library of New Zealand
Desperate and penniless, Miss Olivia Langley is out of options. To ensure her family's survival she and her sister decide to take a drastic step - they don masks and take to the road as highwaymen. Disaster strikes when, inside the first carriage they rob, they find the one man Olivia had hoped never to see again. Five years ago Lord William Ryder had broken Livvy's heart. Now he has returned and she has a bad feeling that if anyone can succeed at unmasking her deepest secrets, it will be him. Will knew his return would be greeted with both joy and resentment, but after five years of hard living he was ready to come home and take his place in society. He had never forgotten Olivia no matter how hard he'd tried, and whilst he hadn't imagined she would welcome him with open arms, the hostility and anger she displays are at odds with the woman he once knew. It is not long before he realizes she's living a dangerous lie, and now that he's back, Will is determined to keep her safe and finally claim her for his own.
A Lady in Disguise
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father. After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he’d been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father’s guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so. Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood’s motives. Does Lord Lockwood truly love her? Or is his interest a front for the desire to own her newly inherited property? And what should she make of her friend’s suggestion that Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her father? Soon Gillian is convinced that her father has left evidence somewhere that can prove his innocence and reveal the guilty party. But someone wants to stop her from discovering it. The closer she comes to uncovering it, the more menacing her opposition grows. With her life on the line, Gillian takes on an ingenious disguise and takes on the role of a lifetime to reveal the true killer—before it’s too late both for her and for those that she loves.
Girl in Disguise
Author: Greer Macallister
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Magician's Lie "A Spunky Spy Saga." — NPR Books "Macallister is becoming a leading voice in strong, female-driven historical fiction. Exciting, frightening, and unspeakably moving..."—Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Hemingways's Girl For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin—unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with a knack for manipulation. Descending into undercover operations, Kate is able to infiltrate the seedy side of the city in ways her fellow detectives can't. She's a seductress, an exotic foreign medium, a rich train passenger—all depending on the day and the robber, thief, or murderer she's been assigned to nab. But is the woman she's becoming—capable of lies, swapping identities like dresses—the true Kate? Or has the real disguise been the good girl she always thought she was? As the tensions between the north and south escalate, Kate takes on a job in which the stakes have never been higher. The nation's future is at risk, even as the lines between disguise and reality begin to blur.
Author: Jane Kamensky, Jill Lepore
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
In Boston in 1764, the sudden death of revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet causes Scottish portrait painter Stewart Jameson and his apprentice Francis Weston, to search for the truth. Jameson is a Scottish portrait painter who, having fled his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on America's far shores. Eager to begin anew in this new world, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all. Fanny Easton is a lady in disguise, a young, fallen woman from Boston's most prominent family; she becomes Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice, Francis Weston. Liberty is what everyone's seeking in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution. But everyone suffers from a kind of blind spot, too. Jameson, distracted by his haunted past, can't see that Fanny is a woman; Fanny, consumed with her own masquerade, can't tell that Jameson is falling in love with her. The city's Sons of Liberty can't quite see their way clear, either. "Ably do they see the shackles Parliament fastens about them," Jameson writes, "but to the fetters they clasp upon their own slaves, they are strangely blind."
Beauty in Disguise
Author: Mary Moore
After her scandalous first Season, Lady Kathryn needs a new beginning. Concealing her stunning hair and sapphire eyes beneath a dowdy facade, she's grateful to earn her keep as companion Kate Montgomery. Until she comes face-to-face with her past in Lord Dalton, the only man she has ever loved. The debutante Dalton fell in love with years ago was beautiful beyond compare. The gentle, mysterious young woman he encounters at a country house has qualities he now values more highly—until he learns of her deception. Kate has broken his heart not once, but twice. Can faith help him see that love, like true beauty, always comes to light?
Marjorie Agosin's second collection of spellbinding short stories ranges from celebrations of our everyday struggles to fantastic flights of the imagination. [women][fiction][multi-cultural]
Garlic and Sapphires
Author: Ruth Reichl
GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Cirque. The result: her famous double review of the restaurant: first she ate there as Molly; and then as she was coddled and pampered on her visit there as Ruth, New York Times food critic. What is even more remarkable about Reichl's spy games is that as she takes on these various disguises, she finds herself changed not just superficially, but in character as well. She gives a remarkable account of how one's outer appearance can very much influence one's inner character, expectations, and appetites. As she writes, "Every restaurant is a theater . . . even the modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while." GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is a reflection on personal identity and role playing in the decadent, epicurean theaters of the restaurant world.
A Lady in Disguise
Author: Cynthia Bailey Pratt
Publisher: Belgrave House
Lillian Canfield is suffering from a broken engagement. In order to escape the concern of the London ton, she decided to aid her friend Pauline by posing as a governess at Mottisbury Castle. Pauline was interested in the castle’s owner, Thorpe Everard, and needed someone close by to advance her cause. But Lillian found herself succumbing to Everard’s charms—and Pauline was not at all pleased… Regency Romance by Cynthia Bailey Pratt; originally published by Jove
The Lady in the Lake
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.
"Regency Romance as it is meant to be. An appropriate blend of humor, suspense and romance enchanted me delightfully." ~Betababa, eBook Discovery Reviewer Eluding her chaperone, Lady Emma Watson dons a simple maid's outfit and sets out to discover London during celebrations of the Waterloo victory. Just when Emma thinks it's time to return home, she encounters a dangerously sexy tradesman. A veteran of the Peninsula campaign, Jack Howard, Viscount St. Albans, may be simply dressed, however he is by no means a tradesman. But when he meets the lovely Lady Emma clad as a housemaid, he all too willingly plays along. Seduced by her snow-white skin and dazzling features, Jack quickly discovers he'll do anything to make sure this game of disguises never ends. Holt Medallion Finalist and RT Reviewer's Choice Award, nominee "Treat yourself to a sometimes serious, often fun, and an all-around entertaining read" ~Romance Reviews Today LESSONS IN TEMPTATION, in series order . . . A Loving Spirit A Lady in Disguise A Tangled Web
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Despite the scandalous blemish on his bride's family name, Lord Giles Cardross is convinced that Nell cares for him. But as the bills and debts mount, Giles begins to suspect that his wife isn't as innocent as she looks.
Prince in Disguise
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear "You're Dusty's sister?" ever again. Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network's crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty's maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan's family isn't good enough for her only son. At least there's Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan's stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
Author: L. A. Meyer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life--if only she doesn't get caught. . . .
A nearsighted Regency lady stumbles into the wrong carriage and arrives at the estate of handsome Lord Bryn, who mistakes her for a governess. Meg, who has been sent home from London in disgrace after accidentally offending an important figure, decides she prefers working with mischievous children to living in idleness and isolation. But then she starts to fall in love.This is a lighthearted tale in the traditional Regency style0́4no sex, but plenty of romantic complications and a happy ending.Jacqueline Diamond's half dozen Regency romances, originally issued in print by several publishers, have delighted readers for nearly thirty years. Jackie has gone on to sell 90 novels ranging from mysteries and suspense to fantasy, paranormals and romantic comedies. A former Associated Press reporter in Los Angeles, Jackie has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine and two finalist placements for the RITA Award.Diamond is the author of A Lady of Letters, Lady in Disguise, Song for a Lady, The Day-Dreaming Lady, and The Forgetful Lady.Cover by customgraphics.etsy.com"Ms. Diamond is one of the most consistently enjoyable Regency authors around."0́4Romantic Times magazine"I was thrilled to find another author, like Candice Hern, writing in the great tradition of the Heyer Regency."0́4 Regency Reader
Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP