A Noble Masquerade

A Noble Masquerade

eBook - 2015
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Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke-with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother's new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned. When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men-one she's never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda's heart is far from all that's at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781441228857
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Sep 25, 2020

Love this author, love this clean series, and this book. Moves along well and has a happy ending after many complexities.

Jul 06, 2019

Really enjoyed this book. An easy, fun read with a different twist from the usual historical English romance.

Feb 27, 2018

I loved this book. Well written, engaging, exciting, and funny. The story flows really well and the characters are nicely developed. It's my favorite book from the Hawthorne series.

Nov 19, 2017

I think of all of the Hawthorne series, this one has to be my favorite.
The characters have a bit more depth and adventure. Marshington, as a duke, actually makes use of his skills rather than sit around having servants wait on him all day. His servants are quite the characters too!
Miranda has a little more depth than setting her sights on moving up the social ladder.

Sometimes regency novels can make the characters out to be so stuffy and unapproachable. This one does a better job in that department.

Jun 20, 2016

I plowed through this book in a couple of days. It was a very good mystery!

Jun 07, 2016

Loved this novel!!! Cannot wait for the next book coming soon!! Truly enjoyed the main characters a wonderful regency romantic story filled with mystery and crime!!!

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