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The Dark Lady: A Novel of Mad Passions

The Dark Lady: A Novel of Mad Passions

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by Máire Claremont
     
 

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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.…

Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that

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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.…

Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse.…

Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101609323
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
A Novel of Mad Passions , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
113,457
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own…until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.

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The Dark Lady: A Novel of Mad Passions 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Ambrosia916 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Claremont grabs your attention in the very beginning of the story with an escape. Her descriptions on what the characters endure have you at the edge of your seat. I devoured this book and could not wait for her next ones. If you love historical romances with a bit of darkness then I recommend you reading not only this book but this series. Ms. Claremont is making name for herself and her writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. Loved it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Instantly, you become involved with the characters. The story is not without it's problems but the slowing down of the plot was only temporary. I wanted the happy ending but hated it to end.
arbjamesAJ More than 1 year ago
Lord Ian Blake had gone to India to save his best friend, Hamilton, from himself. With Hamilton finally killed because of his cruelty, Ian returns home 2 years later to face his widow, Lady Eva Carin. He is shocked to learn of her infant son Adam's death and her subsequent commitment to an asylum by Hamilton's older brother, Thomas. Having loved Eva from afar for as long as he can remember, he determines to at least see her, and what he finds upon his arrival at the facility shocks him to the core. She has been living a nightmare, and before the night is over he rescues her from her captivity. However, it will take much more to save her from her own guilt and from the laudanum she had been sedated with. Eva isn't the only one who needs saving, as Ian is wracked by his own guilt over Hamilton's death. Is Eva truly mad? Can they save each other before Thomas's henchmen can find them and return her to the asylum? I enjoyed this book and plan to read the rest in the series. I literally didn't want to put it down from the very beginning and cheered for Eva and Ian the entire time. The end was a nice surprise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The depth of emotion in this book is amazing.  I felt every single line.  This was fantastic and I can't wait for the next one! ~ Hill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago