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Lord of Lies

(Fallen Ladies #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  344 ratings  ·  78 reviews
"You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel."
His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. "You are not alone," he said.

Portia Chadwick knows she'll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into hi
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All HR fans.
“The men of my acquaintance either see me as an impertinent pest or a novel amusement. I knew nothing of desire…until I met you.”

From what we now know when Lily Chadwick was kidnapped Portia, her sister, together with their great-aunt went in search for the only man who could help them find Lily, the mysterious Nightshade. No one knows who he really is, but he has a reputation of a man willing to do what others can’t or won’t. And because Portia is impulsive and bold, she soon finds herself

Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it
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ARC provided by NetGalley and publisher for a honest review!

Rating 2.5

Synopsis is a pretty accurate description of the overall story line of this romance. I'm just going to share some quick points and thoughts on this book.

I found it very difficult to get engaged or interested in the characters or plot of this story. I've loved the first one in the series but found this one lacking.

As the first chapter unfolds you are thrown back to previous books and the setting of the scene for this one. I fo
Lover of Romance
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Lord of Lies is the most latest release in this stunning series of these family of sisters. I truly adored this book in many ways however it did have its issues as well. The story did start out a bit slow, and I wasn't sure where it was really going. I do think that you can read this as a stand a lone, but I do recommend reading this series in order, since all three books are connected and deal with one major situation and seeing the way th

Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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I thought that this was a very interesting historical romance. I picked up this book largely because of the cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I had never read anything by Amy Sandas before but I thought that the story sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. I haven't read any of the previous book in this series and thought that this book worked well as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed this story.

I really liked the characters
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas 'Lord of Lies' by Amy Sandas this is the Third Book in The "Fallen Ladies' series. This is the story of Portia Chadwick and Dell Turner. I have not yet read the other books in this series...but I do think I would have enjoyed this one more if I had. Portia is trying to save her sister and looks for help which turns up to be in the form of Dell. Dell seem pretty stubborn in his feelings for Portia but love does win in the end. This was a spy type of rom ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it

The Fallen Ladies series has been such a great series find for me. I’ve really enjoyed all these books about 3 sisters, and going into Lord of Lies, I was very excited. This was for me the best of the bunch because it checked all the right notes! Both Portia and Dell were fantastic characters, and the chemistry between them made the story even stronger. Portia was headstrong, mildly stubborn, and was ready to do anything for her loved ones. I loved her devotion, and her desire and aspirations to
I must say that the covers for this series are absolutely beautiful. It's what grabbed my attention initially.

This book is the third in the Fallen Ladies series. The previous book, The Untouchable Earl, was fantastic. Loved it! I absolutely adored Lily & Harte. Now I find when that happens, I get myself all fired up and go in to the next book anticipating it to be just as good--if not better--than the last.

As it has happened to me so many times before, this book just didn't grab me the way
2.5 Stars

I really liked the characters and storyline in each of the three books in this series. However there were three things I did not like about each book which lowered my rating.

1.) Each book takes place during the same timeframe and is told from the different POV of each sister. This would have been fine except much of the first book was continuously repeated word for word in each book after. It was like I read 50% of book one three times.

2.)I read each book on my kindle and each book just
Addie H

Great writing and sexy times, but it lacks the warmth and romance from the 1st book as the characters are so irritated with each other a lot of the time.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I rated all three of these books four stars, but this was probably my favorite. I like them all well enough that I plan to reread them once the entire Series has been published. Usually stories about sisters (or relatives) falling in love happen in sequential order. However, in this case, all three of these books happen simultaneously from each sister's point of view. There are very few scenes that overlap but a couple. It's interesting just how secretive all three of these sisters are
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the Fallen Ladies series and I enjoyed it! The 3 books run concurrently. This is Portia, the youngest sister’s story. When her sister, Lily, is kidnapped, Portia goes to the infamous Nightshade to find her. Nightshade is Dell Turner’s moniker. Dell grew up poor and is determined to better himself. He is doing very well as an investigator, using many disguises. Dell normally works alone, or with a few of his men, but Portia is determined to help him find her sister.

He rel
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lord of Lies is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series by Amy Sandas. Having previously read the first book, it seems that this book runs parallel to it, meaning it can definitely be read as a stand alone. In fact until I realised the parallel lines I was a little confused thinking that I had read the book before. The first book was about Emma, one of three sisters. The second about Lily, which I haven't had the pleasure of reading yet, but know that I will. Then there is this book, about Po ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating and dangerous--in more ways than one!

I loved this Fallen Ladies episode. There was something about the energy between the enigmatic and fascinating Dell Turner and Portia Chadwick that really exploded off the page.
Clever and intelligent Portia is a restless soul looking for more than the acquiescent debutant's role. It seems Dell is the answer.
Their meeting is under difficult circumstance. Lily, Portia's sister has just been kidnapped and Portia's somewhat doddering great aunt Angeli
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received this novel as a goodreads winner. Thank you!!

I enjoyed this novel. It is the third book in the series. It is better to read the first two stories, since all three overlap each other. Each novel is about one of the Chadwick sisters and this is Portia's story.

Portia is a very independent young woman who is seeking an adventure of her own. She is outspoken, something frowned upon during this time period. When her sister Lily is kidnapped, Portia seeks out Nightshade, a man who handles t
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in Amy Sandas' Fallen Ladies series was just wonderful.  Passionate, adventurous, emotionally gripping, and a just plain wonderful story.   I loved it.  I think book 3 is my favorite in the series so far. The chemistry between Portia and Dell was fantastic.  She was such a strong female character who was well-developed.  The plot was strong and the conflicts fit the story line.  It coincides with the same timelines as book one (Emma's story, Luck is No Lady) and book two (Lily's story, T ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars.

These books were interesting in that the stories followed the exact same time period through different character's eyes.

Unfortunately, those characters weren't all that interesting. Emma was great, Lily was boring, and Portia was reckless.

Again here, we learn next to nothing about the male lead. He exists soley as a prop for the heroine to grow and experience life. This has been the case for all three books, though Roderick (Emma's book) had a bit more to his story with his brother. D
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, regency, spy
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Ermione Pickwick
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it


The hero's job was a fantastic idea. It was definitely catching reading about his aliases, I was as charmed as the heroine when she spied him in the process of changing his costumes. Very sensual, too.

The story is nice, I liked the protagonists; Dell, the hero, and his silences were great, Portia, the heroine is stubborn, witty and I liked her too, I was very much entertained by her stubbornness in wanting to help Dell with his investigations.
I mean, to be honest I liked most of the story; o
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

In the third story of the Fallen Ladies series, we finally get Portia’s story. The youngest Chadwick sister has been shown to be a bit more outspoken, more rough around the edges than her older sisters. Portia wants a life of adventure far beyond the ballrooms and strict rules of the ton. She’s not likely to get the life she believes she wants under normal situations. But life has a way of tossing in a few surprises, and when a dangerous event happens to her sister P
Widya Rahardja
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received an advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair review

As the third book in the Fallen Ladies series, I genuinely think that this book is the best among the three. Not only Portia Chadwick is exceptional, I find her to be very charming and she's someone who is fierce and loyal to the people that she cared and loved

The story begins with the abduction of Lily Chadwick when Mason Hale is growing agitated while waiting for the payment from the eldest of the Chadwick sisters, Emma, to pay for
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This is a unique series with three sisters. In the first three books, each sister has an intertwining story giving unique perspectives to the same time span. So having read The Untouchable Earl #2 I found this book extremely interesting from Portia's viewpoint. The whole series to date is handled very well.

Dell Turner fascinates me. Everything about him is unique and refreshing. He isn't a typical main male character and this adds to his myst
Lea Bourg'
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
French & English reviews

Dernier tome de la série des soeurs Chadwick avec le mystérieux Nightshade et la fantasque Portia que j'ai beaucoup aimé !! Pas d'héroine timide et maladroite ici : j'ai adoré Portia et sa détermination (à embêter Dell surtout xD) Il y a du mystère, de la passion et plein de drames !!
Même reproche que pour le livre précédent toutefois : l'héroine pardonne au héros un peu trop facilement ...
J'avoue que je suis hyper curieuse d'en savoir plus sur l'enfant aux mystérieus
Antara Nahian
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every book in this series and Lord of Lies was no exception. I think that Dell and Portia were a perfect match for each other, Dell giving Portia the adventure and purpose that she needed in her life and Portia giving Dell a place to belong. I loved that they were both complicated and 3 dimensional characters, each with their own motivations and personalities. Amy Sandas is also something of a subtle writer in this she presents these characters as they are but isn't in your face abo ...more
I absolutely loved it.

I find myself enjoying her writing so much. It's very important to read this series in order imo, and also because they are unique & well written. The time line for all 3 follows the same event and in all honesty the first book is so good!

I liked this one. I liked Portia. I thught she was a bit too modern for the time period but she was written consistently at least. She was always sold to us as the Fire cracker of the family & brazen so I wasn't surprised at all by
Valerie Lynne
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amy Sandas has written a treasure!

LORD OF LIES, is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series featuring the Chadwick sisters. Set in England, Ms. Sandas gifted her readers with a novel dripping with raw intensity. I felt as if butterflies were fluttering around my stomach as I devoured the developing romance between Dell and Portia. Their romantic attraction ignited on the page. Romantic perfection! Not only did Ms. Sandas captivate me with a storyline featuring sizzling sexual tension, but she
Debra Martin
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adore the Chadwick sisters books and Ms. Sandas has written another winner with "Lord of Lies." Portia Chadwick is bored with the life of a debutante. She craves something more out of life than going to endless rounds of balls, parties and dinners. When her sister is kidnapped, she learns there is only one man who can save her and he's the elusive Nightshade. From the moment Nightshade, aka Dell Turner, lays eyes on Portia, he knows she trouble--trouble that stirs his blood and makes him want ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
On the whole, I liked this book well enough. The pacing and chemistry were great, the heroine was really fun, and the plot itself was fine.

I think it may have suffered slightly in my estimation because it contains a rather lengthy preview of another novel at the end of it (in the kindle edition, at least), which throws off the percent calculation at the bottom. The book actually finishes at around the 75% mark. This made sense by the time I got there, but it did mean that I spent the last third
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book continues the story of three sisters whose lives are altered when their father dies and they discover a large debt is owed to a moneylender. While this could be read as a stand alone novel, it does continue the same plot as the first two books in the series, sometimes showing the same events from the main sister of the novel's point of view, and would probably be best enjoyed after reading the first two books in the series. This book is from the youngest sister Portia's point of view. ...more
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2017
This book hooked me instantly, but lost steam along the way.

I really enjoyed that the action kicked off immediately at the beginning, and I personally love when romance novels have some danger in them.

But as the book went on a few things began to bother me. First, there were pieces of dialogue and situations that felt too modern and took me out of the time period. I don't need my historicals to be 100% accurate, but I'd prefer the characters to at least act like they're in that time period.

Debbie Glenn Brown
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story starts out with Portia Chadwick’s sister is kidnapped Lily Chadwick. Portia and with their great-aunt immediately go in search for the only man who could help them find Lily, the mysterious Nightshade. Dell Turner a.k.a. Nightshade grew up on the streets. He’s brilliant at disguises and Portia goes charging head first into his world of intrigue. Dell Turner grew up in London's back alleys and gin lanes, he’s made quite the name for himself and he hires himself out to society's elite. W ...more
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Amy's love of romance began one summer when she was thirteen and complained of boredom. She ended up with one of her mother's Barbara Cartland books and an obsessive interest that expanded from there. Her affinity for writing began with sappy pre-teen poems and led to a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities.

She writes in the early morn

Other books in the series

Fallen Ladies (4 books)
  • Luck Is No Lady (Fallen Ladies, #1)
  • The Untouchable Earl (Fallen Ladies, #2)
  • No Kind of Lady (Fallen Ladies, #4)