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Masquerading the Marquess

Masquerading the Marquess

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by Anne Mallory
     
 

Anne Mallory makes her Avon debut with this exciting new novel in which everyone has something to hide...Masquerading the Marquess is sure to be loved by fans of Regency–era historical romance and mysteries.

Calliope Minton is a caricaturist in disguise. For her latest role she secures the help of Stephen Chalmers, the one true gentleman she knows

Overview

Anne Mallory makes her Avon debut with this exciting new novel in which everyone has something to hide...Masquerading the Marquess is sure to be loved by fans of Regency–era historical romance and mysteries.

Calliope Minton is a caricaturist in disguise. For her latest role she secures the help of Stephen Chalmers, the one true gentleman she knows and trusts. Unfortunately the role also plops her right into the lap of James Trenton, Marquess of Angelford, her favourite subject of ridicule and personal enemy. With James around, keeping her clever disguise becomes harder that she anticipates, especially since she's pretending to be a courtesan.

James Trenton has enough on his mind trying to discover the identity of the caricaturist who has been humiliating him in the papers, and the last thing he needs is the additional distraction of Calliope Minton.

But when Stephen disappears and death threats begin, Calliope and James reluctantly form a partnership to find their friend – and find a traitor. Slowly distrust transforms into friendship and animosity into desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060587871
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,189,320
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Mallory is a lifelong romance reader who soldher first novel to Avon Books after becoming a finalistin RWA’s Golden Heart contest. In Total Surrender isher eleventh book. A native Michigander, Anne currentlylives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Masquerading the Marquess 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1823 caricaturist Calliope Minton, using the pseudonym Landis, hates nobles taking great fun out of ridiculing their foibles. To gain access to her subjects, she dons disguises; currently she works as Lady Simpson¿s companion. Her prime target of late has been Marques James Trenton, who observes her as her behavior gets her fired. She leaves with her head up high and her cane left behind.--- Not long afterward, Calliope arranges through her mentor Robert Cruickshank to pretend to be a courtesan attached to Stephen Chalmers, who has just come in from the cold. James who works undercover with Stephen immediately recognizes his beautiful companion as Calliope and not Esmeralda as she claims. When someone abducts Stephen, James and Calliope try to rescue him and to uncover the identity of the traitor in the Home Office even though he ponders her masquerades and how they link to the vanishing while the duo also falls in love.--- This entreating Regency romantic suspense works on several levels mostly because of the relationship that started dysfunctional between the lead couple. The support cast enhances the exhilarating story line in which the espionage elements take off much later than the romantic caricatures do, but quickly picks up speed as Calliope sees a different facet to James and he wonders if her secrets have to with Stephen¿s disappearance. Sub-genre readers will enjoy this delightful historical treat.--- Harriet Klausner
WantonWoman More than 1 year ago
Although I read "What Isabella Desires" first of Anne Mallory's, I had to get all of her books and did truly love "Masquerading the Marquess" as well. The storyline was intriquing and I found myself wanting these two together very much...they just seemed destined to be together. I love when characters are brought forth in other books, so you can see the development. A great read and I recommend all of Anne Mallory's romances. They are exciting and have great stories of passion!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I devoured this book in one sitting. Featuring a wonderful hero and an engaging heroine, the story is powered along by a tightly plotted suspense. Looking forward to more from this debut author!