Revenge is sweet until it breaks your heart.
Falsely accused of stealing, Faith is given two choices: Fend for herself on the streets of London, or become indentured to Madame Chambon, the ruthless proprietor of London's most exclusive brothel.
In order to survive, Faith submits to the machinations of a mysterious benefactress and begins a new life under Madame Chambon’s roof. However, she does not live like the other girls.
Rather, she's taught the theory of how to entrance London’s noble gentlemen with her learning in philosophy, politics and art.
Her body is to be saved for the greatest enticement of all: revenge.
Faith doesn’t care what she has to do. She lives only to fulfil a bargain that will set her free.
But when Faith is recruited as the muse of a talented, sensitive painter whose victory in a prestigious art competition turns them both into celebrities overnight, she discovers the reasons behind her mission are very different from what she'd been led to believe.
Now she is complicit in something dark and dangerous while riches, adulation and freedom are hers for the taking.
But what value are these if her heart has become a slave to the honorable man she is required to destroy?
Keeping Faith is book 3 in the Fair Cyprians of London series but can be read as a stand-alone.
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A heartfelt, sizzling Victorian romance with a note of redemption that'll please even the cynics.
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About the Author
Beverley Oakley is the award-winning author of eight historical romances, laced with mystery and intrigue. She has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, a safari lodge manager in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and an airborne geophysical survey operator. Beverley loves exploring complex issues such as the consequences faced by characters who make errors of judgement in a punitive society. Her own experiences have provided rich fodder for her books, the highlight of her tumultuous past being the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met around a camp fire in Botswana and married after a whirlwind romance, twenty years ago. Beverley teaches in the Department of Professional Writing & Editing at Victoria University. She lives with her husband, two daughters and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, in a pretty country town near Melbourne, Australia. You can visit her website at: www.beverleyoakley.com or follow her on Twitter: @BeverleyOakley
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What an intense, tangled web of revenge. Very detailed plot opened up to much more of a mystery than I was expecting. Gotta have Faith, she is strong, a survivor, very smart yet rightly naive. I like Crispin too but he is slow to put the deceitful puzzle together. Very interesting depiction of the secret endeavors of London brothels and the power of love. I am voluntarily reviewing a free copy.