Lady of the Flames

Lady of the Flames

by Barbara Monajem

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Lady of the Flames by Barbara Monajem

Magic is fraught with peril-but so is love.

Lord Fenimore Trent's uncanny affinity for knives and other blades led to knife fights, duels, and murderous brawls. Five years ago, he faced a choice: marry Andromeda Gibbons, the woman he loved, or find a safe, peaceful use for his blades by opening a furniture shop-an unacceptable occupation for a man of noble birth. The choice made itself when Andromeda turned to another man. The furniture shop prospered, but now Fen's partner is accused of treason. In order to root out the real traitor, he faces another unpalatable choice-to resort to the violent use of his blades once again.

Once upon a time, Andromeda Gibbons believed in magic. That belief faded after her mother's death and vanished completely when Lord Fenimore, the man she loved, spurned her. Five years later, Andromeda has molded herself into a perfect-and perfectly unhappy-lady. When she overhears her haughty betrothed, the Earl of Slough, plotting treason, she flees into the London night-to Fen, the one man she knows she can trust. But taking refuge with Fen proves to mean far more than getting help-it means learning to believe in love, magic, and the real Andromeda once again.

Regencies With a Difference!

The year is 1811 and the Prince of Wales has finally been declared Regent to rule in place of his incapacitated father. But that is not the most peculiar thing about this London Season...

An audacious thief is lifting jewels from under the very noses of their aristocratic owners. Some suspect The Mayfair Shadow may be a member of the ton! An infant is abandoned on the doorstep of three notorious rakes - but which one is the father? Are a series of gruesome murders at Vauxhall connected to the exiled royal house of Moldavia? A perfect young lady, betrothed to England's most eligible earl, vanishes from a ball on the eve of her wedding. And what about rumors of a virile Viking warrior in the Prince Regent's court?

Enjoy this entertaining Regency series created by a group of award-winning and bestselling historical romance authors!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508426240
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Barbara Monajem wrote her first story at eight years old about apple tree gnomes. After dabbling in neighborhood musicals and teen melodrama, she published a middle-grade fantasy when her children were young. Now her kids are adults, and she writes historical and paranormal romance and mystery for grownups, including the award-winning Bayou Gavotte series and several lively Regencies. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.

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Lady of the Flames 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AneMailname More than 1 year ago
Lord Fenimore is happy with what he is doing. His business is brisk for a gentleman turned tradesman. He is a furniture maker. And he is very good at it! His father, however, sees things differently. He does not accept that his son wants to stay in trade. He doesn't understand Fen's love of working. I think he is offended by it! Fen's Partner, Mr. Wellcome has been accused of treason and transporting spies into England. Fen knows this is not true and sets out to find out who is actually doing these things. They figure out that the person must be of noble birth and well known in the ton. They both have a suspect in mind and decide to start watching him. Mr. Wellcome, disguised as a footman, and Fen go to a ball to watch him. Unfortunately, the woman who broke Fen's heart just so happens to be this man's fiance. The man is Lord Slough and his betrothed, Fen's childhood friend, Andromeda Gibbons. Fen and Andromeda both shared something that no one else, except Andromeda's mother, understood or believed. They used magic. They could both see the hobgoblins running around and they both knew true magic. Andromeda's mother had fairy blood. Her father never believed or tried to believe. After her mother's death, her father and aunt persuaded her that it was not real and she lost her magic. And she lost Fen, by the word of what he thought was a friend. Now they meet again in a crowded ballroom, indifferent acquaintances only, she is rude and snubs him, but seeing him makes her realize that her life isn't going where she wants it to. She decides to go a sit quietly to think things out, finding an empty sitting room, she relaxes. Unfortunately someone is coming just as she is leaving, she must hide for she recognizes the voice of the man, it is Lord Slough. She hides behind the drapes and waits. Only to hear an assignation with a Frenchman who was hiding on the terrace. She finds out Lord Slough is a spy! But who to go to? She knows no one will believe a woman. They will say she is hysterical and just wants to end the betrothal. True but beside the point. The only person she knows that will believe her is Fen. Luckily she knows where he has his shop, she just hopes he lives over the shop or comes to work early. Can he help her figure out what to do next? This story is full of magic, a bit of romance, mystery and intrigue! I truly enjoyed the characters. And the touches of magic. It was a quick read for me, mostly because I couldn't put it down! Fantastic writing and wonderful scene descriptions made me feel like I was there! I highly recommend this book and this author! *I received an ARC for my honest review*
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It has romance, danger, supernatural, and espionage. Andromeda's mother passed along a little something extra to her. Andromeda used to believe in all the things her mother did. Then when her mother passed her father and aunt convinced her that those things weren't real. Her mother gave her a necklace and told her that it would help her when she really needed it. Fen was a boy who grew up right down the road from Andromeda. They grew up together and Fen is a little different too. Fen and Andromeda were in love when they were young. Then one false statement tore them apart. Fen believed what he was told and mixed with somethings he was dealing with personally made a decision that would change his future. Now 5 years later they have run into each other again. Those 5 years have changed both of them in many ways. Fen has moved from being part of the ton to being working class. He now makes furniture and opened a store with a friend. Andromeda has spent the last 5 years becoming the best proper lady she could. After all she needed to find the best husband possible since she couldn't be with the man she loved. She has no idea why Fen said the things he did and stopped talking to her all those years ago. Now she finds herself days away from marring a man she doesn't even like. She over hears her fiance taking with a man and is scared by what she learns. Now who can she tell that will believe her. She realizes the only person she can go to is Fen, so she does. There are twists and turns in this book. Fen has an opinion of Andromeda in his head and learns that it isn't true. Andromeda has to learn to believe in magic again. She has new powers she must learn to control. They learn how much they are meant for each other. There is lots of danger and hiding for Andromeda. This is the third book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. I haven't read the other books in the series. I loved the characters in this book. Andromeda's fiance is a horrible man and she doesn't realize how bad he is until she sees Fen again at the ball. This book is a great mix of the supernatural, danger, and romance. I look forward to reading other books by Barbara. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Boy this one was so hard to put down, it just grabs you right away. I loved the historical with the a little paranormal flare. Do you believe in magic this will make you a believer. Andromeda and Fen had blossoming love, but that was crushed along with Andromeda's belief in magic. Andromeda is betrothed to another now, but soon finds out some unfavorable things about him. She's on the run for her life the only one she can trust is Fen. Fen needs to clear his friend's name. He grudgingly accepts Andromeda's help. The more these two are together old feelings start to be rekindled. Will Andromeda finally embrace the belief of magic again. Loved the hobgoblin Cuff.