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A SCANDALOUS LADY
Genre: Historical Romance
This eagerly awaited sequel to An Unlikely Lady is a romp through the notorious slums of England. Stolen from her grieving father, Fanny grows up as a pickpocket on the streets of London, and it will take more than fast fingers and quick wits to reunite her with her family.
Fanny is top "knuck" for Gentleman Jack Swift's band of thieves, but her hardscrabble life cannot erase her memories of a different time, when she was called Faith Jervais. The life of a "street gel" seems her destinyuntil the night she decides to go against her hard-won instincts.
As Baron of Westborough, Troyce de Meir must "find and marry a virtuous, wealthy maiden," or lose his holdings. Just when he's closing the only deal that will save him, he rescues a filthy street urchin from being beaten. Standing up for the brat costs him his new partner, yet Troyce cannot turn the creature away, and he takes Fanny to his country home.
Hooray for Morgan's Cinderella-with-real-sass story! The gal may be out of the street, but the street isn't out of the gal when Fanny tries to fit in as a servant at Troyce's estate before she winds up saving both the village and the lord. At Westborough, Fanny will learn that nothing is what it seems, including a pair of Scotland Yard detectives and their American companions! SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed By: Anne Black
Published: April 2003