She never imagined securing her future would require delving into the past. The year is 1838, and seventeen-year-old Julia Elliston's position has never been more fragile. Orphaned and unmarried in a time when women are legal property of their fathers, husbands, and guardians, she finds herself at the mercy of an anonymous guardian who plans to establish her as a servant in far-off Scotland.
With two months to devise a better plan, Julia's first choice - to marry her childhood sweetheart - is denied. Then, a titled dowager offers to introduce Julia into society, opening a realm of possibilities. Treachery and deception are as much a part of Victorian society as titles and decorum, however, and Julia quickly discovers her present is deeply entangled with her mother's mysterious past.
Before she knows what's happening, Julia finds herself a pawn in a deadly game between two of the country's most powerful men. With no laws to protect her, she must unravel the secrets on her own. But sometimes truth is elusive and knowledge is deadly.
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- Carrie Fancett Pagels "Award-winning & Amazon bestselling author of Christian historical romance. Under contract with Pelican Book Group. Blogger, mom, & reader."
Yes, the story was compelling.
I would say but don't want to spoil the story!
When Julia finds out the truth and still can't admit it to anyone.
This novel was very well narrated by Amanda McKnight and written by the author. I truly enjoyed an visualized the events and characters. I can not wait to read her second novel and I hope it is also narrated by Amanda McKnight.
- Debbie De "I totally enjoy a well written novel with a great narrator!"