Image of Voices of the Night (Signet Eclipse)


Image of Voices of the Night (Signet Eclipse)

Oliver Twist meets My Fair Lady in Joyce's irresistible, neatly crafted novel. She doesn't miss a beat with her strong writing, powerfully emotional plot, engaging characters and potent gothic bent.

Growing up in London's stews with thieves, pimps and lowlifes, Maggie Knight is resilient, brave and caring. "Mother" to a band of orphans, she will do anything to protect them, even agree to a proposal from Lord Edgington, Charles Crossham, to make her a lady.

Charles must win the wager he made with his mean-spirited sister, and to do that he'll turn Maggie into a aristocratic lady. However, the attraction between them is impossible to deny. As Maggie transforms from street urchin to debutante, their obsession with claiming each other. intensifies. But Maggie cannot escape ruthless gang leader Danny, who threatens everyone she loves. She learns what it means to be a woman in love, with everything to lose but more to gain if she can place her trust in Charles. (Signet Eclipse, Mar., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin