THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY JULIA
Crafting an adventurous romance filled with lavish historical details, steamy passion and a strong plotline is what Cornwall does best. Add a cast of strong, appealing characters playing out their love story against a colorful backdrop and readers have a captivating evening’s read.
Once, Lady Julia Leighton was at her betrothal ball ready to marry a duke; now, her fiancé is dead, she’s disgraced and she has been hired as companion to the sister of a delegate to the peace conference in Vienna. When Thomas Merritt met Lady Julia at her betrothal ball he wanted to steal her jewels, not a kiss. But that kiss led to a heated encounter leaving Julia an outcast. A strange twist of fate brings them together in a dangerous game of espionage. Julia’s knowledge of languages combined with Thomas’s skills as a thief make them the perfect team, but they are in more danger from the secrets they keep from one another, and the simmering passion between them, than they are from their enemies. (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)