While British high society primps and plays, the impoverished citizens of London languish. But there are those fighting for the freedom of common citizens—including two members of the aristocracy who secretly champion revolution. In the drawing rooms of the upper class, Lady Amanda and Lord Nathaniel flirt and tease with the best of them as she pretends to win every heart in London for sport, and he, to conquer them. But in truth, their flirtation is merely a façade designed to keep their clandestine actions hidden from the ton—and from each other. When Nathaniel presents himself as a potential suitor, the attraction between the two is undeniable—but the faces they portray to the world are not enough to win each other’s hearts.
While their crusade for London’s poor unites them more deeply than they could imagine, Amanda and Nathaniel struggle to trust one another with their true ideals and identities. But when the call to action leads Amanda into the path of danger, she can only hope that Nathaniel will see through her frivolous pretense. Because now, only the aid of the suitor she loves most—but trusts least—can save her.
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This book was amazing! It was full of romance and intrigue with a kind of Scarlet Pimpernel feel. I've never read a book about this event in history. The author did an outstanding job with historical accuracy and vivid imagery. It was informative and interesting, captivating. The two things I didn't like about the book were 1. the cover. Don't judge a book by it, but I almost didn't read the book because of it. 2. Some of the rules of society and language of the time weren't throughout the book. It was almost like the author was so concerned about getting the facts correct about Peterloo that she didn't pay quite as much attention to the other things. I will tell friends about this book. I look forward to more by this author. A bonus is that it is a clean read. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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