[A Lady in Disguise Daughters of Hampshire #3] Read ß Sandra Byrd

A Lady in Disguise Daughters of Hampshire #3Subjects of compassion social justice And Individual Intentional Outreach It Individual Intentional Outreach It intentional outreach It the story all the richer for meOverall I really can t recommend this book enough After loooooving the first two books in the series I had high expectations for this one and Sandra Byrd exceeded every one of them This novel can be read as a standalone but don t let that stop ou from reading all three in the series I have now become a fan of gothic romance particularly when Sandra Byrd is at the helmThe brooding heroes who we want so desperately to believe are good even while the evidence piles up to the contrary The heroines in dire straits Kojiki yet still strong and independent The shadowy mysteries that swirl around them The rather spooky atmosphere that drapes across the page The spotlight on both the fortunate and the less fortunate I love itA bonus to Sandra Byrd s books is the emphasis on faith clear but not preachy and the historical tidbits that make me want to do research after finishing the novel In A Lady in Disguise there s an added delight for me the Cinderella theme to the story both in the theatre as well as parallels to Gillian s own life I was uickly caught up in the costume designs with Gillian and than slightly jealous of the gown she creates and wears to the Twin Ball A scene near the end had me literally holding my breath at the exuisite swooniness of it all Such a nice touch of sweetness and romance to offset the gothic gloomBottom Line A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd is a must read for fans of romance mystery and Victorian England Tie ins with both Little Women and Cinderella and how each is used to offer wisdom will make bookish hearts smile fondly The history is well researched and the early champions against human trafficking are given due honor Gillian s uest to learn the truth about her father kept me engaged and involved and trying to determine which of her two suitors could be trusted had me nervous than once Make sure this one is onour TBR listI voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this booksee my full review at Reading Is My SuperPower Lovely conclusion to the Daughters of Hampshire series The entire series is Victorian Gothic and offers the feeling of suspense intrigue of mystery and romance In A Lady in Disguise main character Gillian Young has lost her entire family over several ears with the most recent loss being her father She believes her father has been falsely accused and works toward clearing his name In the course of solving the mystery readers learn about the poor of London during the 1880s and the theatre especially in regard to costumesThe romance was sweet and Thomas a likable and honorable viscount My favorite line was Thomas would not break a promise only my heart which now collapsed inside me causing crushing pain from chest bone to back bone I could feel Gillian s Pain And Emotion Through That and emotion through that Readers that enjoy a blend of history and mystery will delight in this entire series I look forward to the author s next series which will be Victorian Gothic as wellMy gratitude to the author and publisher Howard for a complimentary copy of the novel I was not reuired to post a review The opinions expressed. Ust 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 soThen 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. ,

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Are my own SuuuueeeealllllllJustSuuuueallllllI am still light headed with residual Gothic Romance Glee The first grown up books that I read as a teen were classics in this genre Victoria Holt Mary Stewart Phyllis A Whitney so I can t help but get a tad shy of giddy when I discover a new one and A Lady in Disguise is exuisitely perfect in absolutely every wayDeliciously sinister evil threatens Gillian at every turn as she sifts through layers of intrigue Danger draws ever closer as she persists in searching for the truth about her father s death Thrilling plot searching for the truth about her father s death Thrilling plot and a host of interesting characters kept me glued to the page as I tried to discern friend from foe right along with this intrepid heroineAnd then there s Viscount Thomas Lockwood Be Still My Heart My toes are still curled and my fainting couch has los with impeccable research and elegant has los With impeccable research and elegant Sandra Byrd brings Victorian England to life in her latest novel A Lady in Disguise Readers of historical fiction will be delighted with the romance mystery and inspiration in this page turning story and they will be kept guessing until the end to see how the heroine will uncover the truth behind her father s death Well done and highly recommended This book was such a treat It made me want an extra cup of tea even with all the talk of Turkish coffeeI ve read and loved all of Sandra Byrd s adult novels but it s been her gothic romance series Daughters of Hampshire that I ve loved than any other I ve been greatly looking forward to reading A Lady in Disguise and now as I leave it I m left greatly looking forward to reading from herIn this book we meet Miss Gillian She s middle class and works hard as a costume designer She loves her work but when her father dies suddenly she s left with worries along with the hope to prove his innocence both to herself and to others She learns uickly just how dark and untrustworthy those in control can be even those claiming to be friends We re also brought into the world of theater and the children that suffered as a result of it particularly oung girls that were ushered into a world they should never have had to face after their acting was finishedThere were times I felt completely hopeless for Gillian and cringed at the turn events took There were also plenty of moments filled with love and hope not only with the leading man but also with friends and new acuaintances I ll even freely admit that I cried at one special moment of honor There was plenty to keep me rapidly turning the pages in all waysThe writing is fantastic the time period is well researched the mystery is full of drama and suspense and as I ve come to expect from Mrs Byrd the romance was perfectly done meaning I didn t roll my eyes not once While plenty of scenes #WERE BEAUTIFULLY ROMANTIC THEY WERE NEVER # beautifully romantic they were never into inappropriate territory There are even uotes from Little Women and references to Alice in Wonderland Really what is there to hope for from a bookI enjoyed every moment I spent in the pages of A Lady in Disguise and can easily recommend it The books in this series can be read in any order since they completely stand alone from each otherI was given a free copy of this book. That Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her fatherSoon 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 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 love. .

I had the wonderful opportunity to read this book with the option of endorsing it to my readers and fellow reader friends Pick up this great Victorian mystery told from first person POV Here is the endorsenent I wrote for the final copy Of The Book Sandra Byrd S Talent the book Sandra Byrd s talent keeping readers on the edges of their seats once again shines throughout this well written tale Brimming with mysteries from the very first page lovers of historical fiction and historical suspense will adore discovering the startling truths alongside the heroine in A Lady in Disguise 25 starsI m sorry to say that I didn t enjoy this one as much as the others in this series The romance was rather underdeveloped I felt like I was reading about a teenage girl who kept insisting that she wasn t falling in love but was in love with the man in uestion after a couple of outings Her love interest was a moral and decent man sweet enough in his sentiments and actions but I just didn t feel the chemistry between the two of themThe mystery surrounding the heroine s father also underwhelmed me It was all too nebulous filled with bumps in the night and rather odd innuendos The Gothic feel of this novel wasn t enough to carry this storyOverall I enjoyed the clean content the spiritual message and the lack of OTT drama Unfortunately the story itself plus the delivery left something to be desired Gillian Young is a talented seamstress and works for the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane and her father has just died in an accident She finds out that her 45 starsI think this one is my favorite of the series Note none of the books actually have connecting characters and each stands alone uite the thrilling mystery with a seamstress realizing there was something fishy about her constable father s death and all the crazy things that go on as the good and bad guys alike try to get their hands on some evidence that her father had This one s sure to keep ou turning the pagesAnachronism spotted go missingwent missing is a 1990s term not something historical English people would be saying With them it would be disappearedvanishedetc It took me a little while to sit down and write this review simply because I wasn t sure how to put into words how much I loved ithow thoroughly it enchanted me The writing is sooooo lyrical so atmospheric It was such a wonderful blend of The writing is sooooo lyrical so atmospheric It was such a wonderful blend of romantic and mysterious Plus the story moved at the perfect pace for me I love authors who can keep a plot moving and et also give the story
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the characters the emotion room to breathe One of the things I especially loved about this novel is the story thread surrounding The Cause and the heroine s actions to help downtrodden women Partially I appreciated it on a personal level as I m involved in a nonprofit that provides rescue and recovery for people who are homeless and hungry So that angle of A Lady in Disguise really spoke to me But also just on a story level I think it added a lot of depth to Gillian s character We see her desire to honor her mom s wishes her own personal desire to help but also the way another character at times guilts her into noble or sacrificial actions It was just a really nuanced treatment of the. In this intriguing novel of romance mystery and clever disguise set in Victorian England a Islamic Dynasties A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook Islamic Surveys young woman investigates the murder of her own fatherAfter the mysterious death of her father Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Drury Lane Theatre Royal 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 aoung woman; train stubs for secret trips .

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