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Lady in Disguise
by Jacqueline Diamond (Goodreads Author)
Lady Victoria Courtney has abandoned hope of winning the heart of the dashing Richard, Marquis of Lansdon, although their mothers planned that they would someday marry. Then, while on a journey to Ipswitch to meet her new stepmother, Victoria is mistaken for a woman of the London stage and the mistress of Richard’s friend Henry. Moreover, Henry, being unexpectedly called ...more
Unknown Binding, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Walker & Company
(first published November 1982)
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This enchanting historical romance reminded me of Jane Austen’s “Emma” and Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband.” It’s obvious that the author studied books of this era, recreating dialog and attitudes with the expertise of a seasoned writer. Vicky and Richard play a tricky game of forbidden flirtation when he mistakes her for the “actress” mistress of his friend. Vicky met the real woman on her journey to visit her new step mother and decides to assume the false identity on a lark. One lie generates ...more
I did enjoy this book. The writing was perfect. I hate reading and picking out mistakes in grammar. I was very drawn in to the flawed characters. Some artistic license was taken at some instances I beleive, but that's to be expected in romance. I didn't especially like how she barely knew him but was already in love. The author did give them time to know each other, but I don't think it was enough. And while things weren't quickly resolved I feel like they just waited until they were less mad. I ...more
USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s 101st novel, The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet, launches a new cozy series. The Safe Harbor Medical mysteries, a spin-off of her popular Safe Harbor Medical romance series, feature an obstetrician who solves crimes affecting his patients. The second mystery in the series, The Case of the Surly Surrogate, is due out in spring, 2017.More about Jacqueline Diamond...
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