The Price of Innocence

The Price of Innocence

by Vicki Hopkins

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Overview

Book One - The Legacy Series -
The year is 1878, and the setting is Paris, France. It’s a place of privilege and comfort for the rich, but one of heartache and struggle for the poor. Upon the death of her father, a young girl named Suzette Rousseau, is thrown from the comforts of middle-class life into the terror of homelessness on the streets of Paris. Without family or friends, she struggles to survive in a city whose rich believes she’s nothing more than the scum of the earth that should be eradicated from society.

Her journey takes her from the charity houses of St. Vincent de Paul, to the grueling life of a laundress, where she lives in squalor and filth. When her plight becomes unbearable, she is drawn like a fly into the enticing web of a sly spider, who offers her a life of luxury, comfort, and food -- but it will cost her a price.

The mistress of the most famous brothel in all of France vies for Suzette’s virtue. Blackmailed into a life of prostitution, her virginity is sold to a handsome English Lord. His jaded character is put to the test, when he meets his purchase and begins to fall in love with her innocence.

The Price of Innocence sets the stage for a life-long romance between a man and woman separated by class and circumstances. It's the first book in a series of three, entitled The Legacy Series. The newly released book two, The Price of Deception, is available now for those who care to discover the outcome of Suzette's decision and Robert's search for love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011229763
Publisher: Vicki Hopkins
Publication date: 01/15/2011
Series: Vicki Hopkins's Legacy Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 52,541
File size: 408 KB

About the Author

Vicki started her writing career somewhat late in life, but can attest to the fact that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Her debut novel was released in 2009, and six books later and another on the way, she doesn't think she will stop any time soon. She is an award-winning and best selling author in historical sagas/historical romance. ​ With Russian blood on her father's side and English on her mother's, she blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her genes that influence her stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between her pages, but she eventually gives her readers a happy ending. She lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry, traveling to England when she can afford it, and plotting her next book.

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Price Of Innocence 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written; wonderful storyline and moving too BUT, I abhor cliffhangers. I do feel one must get paid for one's work, and I would certainly pay to buy a book by this author had it not been for the fact that 'to know what comes next; you must buy my book '. THAT is a trick best left for the mediocre writers.
OreJewel More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. The story draws you into the time period and you feel and see everything just like you are there among the characters. The author has really done her homework on the time period details and it comes across as very credible. If you want something to read for your book club, a rainy day or to give as a gift, this would be an excellent choice. I'm going to read it again! Enjoy!
Doost More than 1 year ago
It is clear that the author immersed herself into the period depicted in her first historic romance. Her research gave her the tools to paint a rich tapestry that is deeply detailed, depicting a realistic portrayal of the brutal world of Paris in the late 1800's. The story flows smoothly and takes you along on Suzette's struggle as she fights to survive in a cruel city that offers no hope for non-privileged women. You understand her gratitude to the man who gives her the chance to rise above her unfortunate situation, her ensuing love for him as he continues to protect her, and the desperation she feels when the truth of her situation is revealed. The author gives us rich, well-defined characters and makes us care about them, yet holds nothing back about the grim reality of a woman's place in a man's world. I look forward to the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only thing I can say about this book is to buy the Legacy set, the way this free book end you will want to know what happens next. Sorry to say I found my self skipping pages just to find out what happen next and, I screamed really loud when I got to the end because I knew I needed to buying the next book just to find out what happen next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another cliffer hanger where the author gives the first free thhen thinks you'll be dumb enough to pay a fortune for less than 200 pages per so called book. Sick of these authors that do this. Refuse to play their games.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was free but not interested
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel has no happy ending but it does hold your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Price of Innocence is a well written, more-than-worth-it read. The characters are well developed and the story line is amazing. You just can't put it down! I wanted to keep reading the book, never wanting it to end. The setting is very detailed and interesting. I recommend this book to anyone. A cup of coffee, a couch, and a cozy fire on a rainy day is the perfect way to read this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel has everything...filled with complex characters and has tremendous emotional depth. A wonderful and tender love story, yet the harsh realities and challenges of everyday life are interwoven throughout the novel. I was hooked from page one, and was completely engaged until the very last word. This novel is a must read and will not disappoint. A true masterpiece.
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displacedtexan More than 1 year ago
Apparently well-researched, but very uneven in that you had to wait half the book for the two romantic leads to meet. Unfortunately, neither one of them ended up likable. One was too selfish and the other too dense. I'm glad the only cost was my time in reading it (it was free). I will NOT be paying for the sequels because I'm just not that interested in finding out what happens to two such vapid individuals.
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BEWARE . . .I enjoyed reading this book but realized I would have to purchase the other two books in the trilogy to finish the storyline. I purchased the two books and was very disappointed at the vulgar language used in those books, especially the " F " word. If the first book had been written in that manner I would not have wasted my time and money on the other two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick reading .....good story
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I enjoyed this read from beginning to end.
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It started out ok but lacked substance. The ending was no real ending to me.r
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I read this book because it was free i will buy the rest of the books because i enjoyed the story BE WARNED it is a cluff hanger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual one must buy the next book! Until I have the money for the second book, I'll just have to wait! Louise McKichan