Running away from possible charges of theft, assault, and breach of promise, Lady Riana Travistock heads for London where she is knifed in a street brawl when she helps a man attacked by footpads. Luckily for Lady Riana, the victim of the attack is army surgeon Captain Devlin Carrington.
Dev takes injured woman home to tend her injury. When Dev cuts off her blood-soaked chemise to suture the wound, a fortune in jewels spill onto the blood soaked sheet. Has he saved a lovely jewel thief only to watch her hang?
Weaving together a tale of half truths, Riana claims the jewels as her own. Worried about the consequences of their situation–she is after all, a lady, and he is the son of a baron–she tells Dev she ran away from her abusive husband who is a jewel merchant. Although captivated by his lovely patient, Dev investigates her story.
Set in 1811 England, Lady Runaway chronicles the tale of two people who go against society's conventions to grab the lives they want.
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About the Author
Ginger’s historical romances include two Civil War era novels, Stealing Destiny and Ransom’s Bride as well as Lady Runaway, a Regency novel. Two years ago Ginger launched Saderra Publishing, a micro-publishing company dedicated to bringing her stories to e-readers everywhere. Saderra Publishing's first release was A Dash of Ginger, Sassy Southern Essays, a collection of humorous essays.
When not writing, Ginger volunteers with the Friends of the Library and practices Tai Chi to maintain her sanity. To learn more about the goings on in Tassanoxie, Alabama, visit with the town gossip, Miss Mabel at missmabeltalkstassanoxie.blogspot.com. To follow Ginger’s writing adventures check out Just Ginger at blogspot or visit her at her website,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a first book I had read from this author. I was very happy with the book. It was interesting and moved quickly. Good heroine and hero.
I really injoyed reading Lady Runaway, one minute you are laughing then surprised and a couple of times I thought I was going to cry it really keeps you wanting to know what happens next. I found it to be easy reading a good book to curl up on your favorite chair and not put down. Think it would make a great movie. Loved It!
Ms. Hanson brings us another wonderful, original romantic tale full of action, adventure, and passion. Switching gears from her previous 2 novels set in the post-Civil War South, "Tennessee Waltz" and "Ransom's Bride", Ms. Hanson enters the world of Regency England, racing into the genre with enough skill rival the Four-in-Hand club! Rich in historical detail, a fast-paced plot, and sparkling dialogue, "Lady Runaway" comes to life with wonderful characters that you want to root for. When Lady Rianon flees to London to avoid the evil Sir Hector, she unwittingly embroils herself with a bawdy house madam. In a daring escape, she is overcome by footpads and stabbed. Enter the hero, Capt Devlin Carrington, an army surgeon who saves her life, but also finds the fortune in jewels she has hidden in her chemise (love the cover!!). Is she an innocent maiden or a jewel thief?? And so Ms. Hanson takes the reader on a delightful romp as our two characters try to sort out their feelings, keep their secrets, and, in the end, fall in love. It's a great read - don't miss it!!! I understand from Ms. Hanson's website: gingerhanson.com, that she will be releasing her next novel, contemporary romance "Feather's Last Dance", in May 2010. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next!!