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The Beggarmaid

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Lady Iphigenia Brierley is trapped by a poverty that she must conceal from the beau monde. She lives on the fringes of society, satisfying her hunger at the ton parties to which she is invited and gambling to obtain money for clothing. The Marquess of Wessington is wealthy beyond her imagining, and has a respected and admired place in society. His return to London from tra ...more
ebook, 162 pages
Published March 13th 2007 by Uncial Press
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Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it

Liked Iphigenia/Genia, she was kind, brave and made the best of her dire situation. Although sometimes she took unnecessary risks in my opinion, even when she herself felt something maybe was amiss.

Also liked Wessington/Wess/Dominic. He was behaving aloof, trying to seem disinterested at times, but fell for Genia right away. And the more he got to know her he liked her more for her, the person she was.

Thought she and some other women were extremely lucky to get away without serious harm to p
Lesley-Anne McLeod has her delightful way again with the Regency era in THE BEGGARMAID with solid historical setting, rich dialogue, fascinating characters, and some inspiration from the legend, THE KING AND THE BEGGARMAID. The legend is a Medieval romance which tells the legend of Prince Cophetua and his unorthodox love for the beggar, Penelophon.

The heroine, Lady Iphigenia "Genia" Brierley, is compassionate and strong-willed as she struggles against and survives the ruthless---and unjust--cen
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Lesley-Anne McLeod is a devoted Anglophile. After years of bookselling and non-fiction writing it was natural that when she turned to writing fiction, she would write historical romances set in England. Lesley-Anne has written eleven full-length Regency-set romances (two of which dabble in time travel), six novellas and a book of Regency short stories. All are available as ebooks; the book of shor ...more
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