Molly O’Malley, lady’s maid to the progressive Lady Amanda Halloway, is determined to continue the life’s work of her lost love, killed in the Peterloo Massacre. But when her efforts and a trip to Lady Halloway’s charitable orphanage culminate in her own abduction, Molly’s eyes are opened to the horrifying crimes transpiring in the city’s slums. Despite the risks, she broadens her mission and is drawn ever closer to the peril all around them.
Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway household, has been with Molly from the beginning, but he fears she will never trust him with her heart. Even though her cause and happiness are of foremost importance to him, his loyal patience is tested by the fears that keep her at a distance. But with their safety on the line, Thomas is resolved to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves.
Risking their lives and their love, Molly and Thomas and a team of nobles on their side will stop at nothing to empower the powerless, no matter the personal cost.
Wow!! and wow!!
I'm like my friend. I learned a lot in this novel!
The women before us was truly amazing and I appauld them!! I think that the ladies of yesterday would be quite upset with some us that don't cast their vote in these elections!! Think about what a difference that might I said might make!!
This is a new to me author and she truly is a gem! I love her research, stories, and her talent for bringing the lower class to life and their struggles.
Not much is written about women's suffrage. That is one of the reasons I loved this book!!
I love Molly's vivacious spirit! Her sense of adventure even if it's sometimes naughty lol!! But, that is what makes Molly Molly. Her personality is superb and good at keeping her head.
I also love Lady Amanda's gentle spirit. She is a soothing balm at times. I love her approach about certain situations.
In a way I'm glad I'm not a socialite although it probably would help us out a lot!! But then I wouldn't know how to act with that kind of money lol!! Anyone really!!
I even love the shady characters!! They really bring out the mystery part of this book!!
This book will make you want to keep turning the pages to see what is going on with our friends in this book and yes they're easy to make friend's with.
I think the character I most related to was shy Chole. Whenever I get bad vibes about people and or their true character I tend to clam up or I fumble about to sound witty but I end up looking dumb so I just don't usually say anything at all.
But then, there are people like Lady Amanda or Molly that I feel like I can open up to them and be myself. Isn't that strange?
This book is a gem if you want to learn more about women's suffrage and the plight of the lower class. I strongly recommend it! You'll be glad you did!!
Oh and there's a surprise about the book! Let me know if you find it lol!!
My thanks to the publisher and no compensations were received. All opinions are my own!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. No mountain is too steep for her to climb, yet. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.
Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.