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The Mock Marriage

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Beautiful Miss Claire Yelland was most accomplished at the art of imposture. She played an actress named Clairisse Deschamps so well that all London thought her a light-skirted lady of the stage, and rich rakes swarmed after her.

But now she had afar more demanding role. The handsome, heartless Sir Egon Hollister offered a sum she could not refuse to act as his wife. To foo
Published June 1st 1991 by Signet
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Mary - Buried Under Romance
Highly enjoyed this one. I was afraid this would go into dangerous territories as most regencies with deception themes go, but this was quite nice from beginning to end - hero and heroine gradually get to know each other and fall in love. The hero, especially, was not an idiot who refuse to believe the heroine, but rather amended his perception of her through her actions. Secondary characters are nice too - everyone adored the heroine so there was little meanness in the story, which I heartily a ...more
Anne Neville
Miss Claire Yelland is in a tight spot: almost alone in the world, she has few options for employment. Therefore, she turns to the theatre, reinventing herself as the dashing Clairisse Deschampes. She goes to great pains to hide her identity beneath a raven wig and guards her virtue to such an extent that she becomes known as the “Iceberg.” Then, her younger brother gets into a scrape that requires a large sum of money fast. Claire must make an uncomfortable bargain to save him: she agrees to ma ...more
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