Book Review

by Elizabeth Hoyt

Genre: Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1740 England

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Readers eagerly anticipate each chapter of the Maiden Lane series, since Hoyt has made Maiden Lane a place where danger and desire merge and legend, love, fairy tale and classic romance all seamlessly blend together. Lord of Darkness further illuminates Hoyt’s boundless imagination, and readers will adore this story like all the others — each one unique and nothing short of enchantment.

With the Ghost of St. Giles married, another must take his place. Godric St. John has vowed to protect the innocent — he even wed a young woman to keep her from disgrace, never expecting to meet her again over the barrel of a pistol. Lady Margaret Reading is positive the Ghost killed her beloved, condemning her to marriage with a man she barely knows. Margaret is determined to have her revenge. She doesn’t recognize the man in the mask as her husband and turns Godric’s well-ordered world topsy-turvy with her entourage and her plans to make his house her home. An unexpected passion leads to them discovering one another in new ways. However, as Margaret grows closer to the greatest discovery of all, more than their fragile trust may be threatened. (GRAND CENTRAL, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin


Published: March 2013

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4 Stars

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Lord of Darkness

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 12, 2014 - 1:19pm.

Lady Margaret St. John has two reasons for returning to London. She has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles, the mysterious adventurer who murdered her lover. She will do anything to avenge his death. Megs has also returned because she wants a baby, and knows for that to happen she will need the help of her husband, Godric St. John, the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day. Godric is shocked when his wife shows up unexpectedly. His marriage of convenience to Megs starts to get complicated when she tells him she wants a baby. Godric had vowed celibacy after the death of his first wife. But the more he is around Megs, the more he begins to rethink his vow. There is nothing to stand in the way of happiness except for the fact that he is the Ghost of St. Giles.

This is the fifth book in the Maiden Lane series. The Ghost is once again saving young girls from the Lassie Snatchers. Right on his heels are the Dragoons led by Captain James Trevillion. As soon as he outwits the men trying to bring him in, he is facing a gun that is held by his wife. This is an entertaining book with very likable characters. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series. My rating: 4 Stars.