Damsel in Disguise

Damsel in Disguise

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by Susan Gee Heino
     
 

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An actress by trade, Julia St. Clement is playing her most dangerous role yet. She dresses as a man to warn Lord Anthony Rastmoor of a cruel plot against him. She still loves him, despite his betrayal years ago. Rastmoor believes that Julia is dead. But when Julia's actress "wife" disappears, Rastmoor and Julia must form an uneasy alliance. It's only a matter of time…  See more details below

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An actress by trade, Julia St. Clement is playing her most dangerous role yet. She dresses as a man to warn Lord Anthony Rastmoor of a cruel plot against him. She still loves him, despite his betrayal years ago. Rastmoor believes that Julia is dead. But when Julia's actress "wife" disappears, Rastmoor and Julia must form an uneasy alliance. It's only a matter of time before he unmasks her-and there's no telling what will happen when he does.

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Heino (Mistress by Mistake) builds this playfully melodramatic and unquestionably giggleworthy Regency romance out of disguises, secrets, and complicated relationships. Actress Julia St. Clement was involved with Lord Anthony Rastmoor until he gambled her away to his odious cousin Cedric Fitzgelder. Furious and desperate, Julia disguised herself as a man and fled. While traveling with an ersatz wife some years later, Julia learns that Cedric plans to murder Anthony. When she finds her old lover and tries to warn him, he recognizes the pretty face under the fake mustache. Julia and Anthony renew a passionate but distrustful romance while she poses publicly as his male traveling companion and they unravel the secrets surrounding Anthony's family and associates. The hilariously over-the-top, twist-after-twist storytelling is reminiscent of Gilbert & Sullivan, and Heino easily capitalizes on the endless comic potential of gender and mistaken identity. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101458877
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
382 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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