Secrets of A LadyBook - 2007
When their child vanishes, Charles and Melanie Fraser plunge into the dark heart of 1819 London and into a nightmare of intrigue, betrayal, and deception that reaches back to the Napoleonic War to recover the kidnapped child. Originally published as Daughter of the Game. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
In the glittering world of Regency London, where gossip is exchanged—and reputations ruined—with the tilt of a fan, Mélanie Fraser is the perfect wife. Devoted to her husband, Charles, the grandson of a duke, she is acknowledged as society's most charming hostess. But just as the elegant façade of Regency London hides a dark side, Mélanie is not what she seems. She has a secret: one that could destroy her perfect jewel-box life forever . . . and the cost to keep it is an exquisite heirloom ring surrounded by legend and power. The search for it will pull Mélanie and Charles into a gritty underworld of gin-soaked brothels, elegant gaming hells, and debtors' prisons. In this maze of intrigue, deception is second nature and betrayal can come far too easily . . .