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by Elizabeth Hoyt

Genre: Historical Romance, England, Georgian Period
Sensuality: HOT

2012 Historical Romance of the Year Award Winner

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Fans of the Maiden Lane series who have been anxiously awaiting Winter Makepeace’s story will be more than satisfied with Hoyt’s innovative, emotional, sensual and even humorous installment. Hoyt’s beautiful blending of the essential elements of a fairy tale into a stunning love story enhances this delicious “keeper.”

Everyone knows that Winter Makepeace is the stoic manager of an orphanage, just as they know the elusive Ghost of St. Giles is the protector and avenger of the weak and needy. What no one knows is that they are one and the same. After Winter is caught by a mob, he is rescued by Lady Isabel, who whisks the masked man into her carriage and home. When he is gone by morning, she has his kiss to remember. Since the orphanage is in desperate need of funds, Winter must raise money. Lady Isabel is chosen to tutor him in the ways of polite society. But there is something about his eyes and mouth that awakens Isabel’s passion, and they are quickly caught up in both danger and a thrilling desire. (FOREVER, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: FOREVER

Published: July 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Thief of Shadows

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 24, 2014 - 2:14pm.

People in St. Giles know Winter Makepeace as the stoic headmaster of an orphanage his family founded. But they don't know he is also the infamous Ghost of St. Giles, a vigilante who helps those in danger. Lady Isabel Beckinhall helps the Ghost of St. Giles when she finds him injured, but doesn't discover his true identity. Winter knows she is one of the patronesses of the orphanage and avoids her as much as possible so she doesn't discover he is the Ghost. But avoiding Isabel can't be helped when she is sent to tutor him in the ways of society.

Since the first book in the Maiden Lane series, I've wanted to know more about Winter Makepeace. We finally get his book and I'm not disappointed. Winter has always dedicated himself to the running of the orphanage by day and rescuing people at night. He has avoided relationships, believing that he cannot split his attention between a woman and his alter-ego. That is until he meets Isabel. As Isabel gets to know Winter, she is immediately suspicious that he may be The Ghost. And she is determined to uncover the real man beneath the dour facade, a man full of love and passion. My rating: 4.5 Stars.