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Lord Stannington's Secret
by Joy Aldred
Ria Brooks is determined to raise money for the pauper’s mission and her latest audacious scheme has set all London talking. Her delight in the plan soon turns to horror when she discovers a traitor’s conspiracy - led by the very person she thought was her friend. Now Ria must act: she masquerades as a boy in order to discover all she can and foil the plot. For one thing ...more
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published June 27th 2013
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I love the relationship between the two main characters, Ria Brooks and Lord Nathan Stannington. Aldred has drawn complex, likable characters and sets up an enjoyable, intriguing plot. Ria and Nathan feel deeply for each other with the hope for more than friendship though neither is quite willing to admit to their desires. The author's characters are well-developed and shows the deep respect the two have for each other even though Lord Stannington seems to have changed from honorable war hero to ...more
The beginning was very confusing - too many people/names, no warning that there was a change of point of view, references to past events. But I'm glad to stuck it out. I think it would be a four-star book if the author could somehow make it beginning of the book clearer.