The Courtesan's Secret

The Courtesan's Secret

by Claudia Dain

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Overview

An unrequited love who is in possession of her family's pearls leaves Lady Louisa Kirkland no choice. She must call on Lady Sophia, an ex-courtesan cleverer than all the other ton matrons combined.

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ISBN-13: 9780425221365
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Series: Courtesan Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Claudia Dain is a historical romance author. Her works include the Courtesan Chronicles, Warrior Knights, Wild Americans, and Lone Warriors series. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she now lives with her husband in North Carolina. She also writes as Claudia Welch.

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Courtesan's Secret 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1800 during her first season, Lady Louisa Kirkland fell in love with the Marquess of Dutton but two years later he shows no indication of returning her feelings. Desperate to seduce Dutton, Louisa asks retired courtesan Lady Sophia Dalby for help as the woman proved a wizard when she manipulated her daughter¿s love match (see THE COURTESAN'S DAUGHTER). --- Somewhat amused that her Machiavellian matchmaking skills are admired the Countess agrees to help Louisa wins her heart¿s desire. However, she knows that Dutton would not look twice at Louisa, but Lord Henry Blakesly would look eternally at her though he tries to hide his regard behind a cynical demeanor. Although Louisa sees Henry as a friend, Sophia persuades her to kiss him in order allegedly to make Dutton jealous. --- Humor abounds in this engaging Regency romance as the former courtesan steals the show from the lead couple. Louisa is a fascinating protagonist as her desperation takes her to her new hero, Sophia whose exploits with Caro and Ash are Regency legend. Henry is also an interesting character who hides his deep feelings for Louisa behind a mask of sarcasm, but Sophia sees through to the heart of the matter. Fans will enjoy the return of the matchmaking courtesan. --- Harriet Klausner
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Pat76 More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd in a series that now numbers five. See my review on book 1 The Courtesan's Daughter. You will see why.
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Saami More than 1 year ago
This book is leagues better than it's predecessor. I would reccomend reading The Courtesan's Daughter only because all the characters from The Courtesan's Secret are more fully introduced. Much better character development and writing style in this sequel.
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