A minx of mischievous disposition is unwittingly drawn into the deeply shadowed life of Victorian London. Amanda Beresford uncovers the dark deeds of a man that society trusts. This is a girl with a love of the simple pleasures in life. Amanda soon discovers the adult delight of having not one, but two handsome admirers. Each man compelling in a different way; one is as light as the other is dark but which of these two gentlemen represents good and which evil?
Join Amanda as she moves from the freedom of her light hearted girlhood into the darker confusion of full womanhood while living in the hypocritical era of Victorian England. A place where ladies cover their piano’s legs for fear of being considered indecent, while their husbands, at the other end of town, are fondling the real thing!
Vanessa Brooks brings us another of her popular historical novels – a melodrama that delves under the polite veneer of Victorian society.
A woman is made up of many aspects of personality and Elspeth Merryweather is no exception. She is a young Victorian woman whose character has been formed by necessity, lifted from despair and given hope until a cruel twist of fate changes everything. A simple courageous act on her part leaves her with total amnesia. Remembering nothing of her previous life she awakens in a void, with no memory of the cruelties she has previously suffered or the love she has recently found. Can Elspeth, a lost waif, survive the rigors of poverty in the harshness of Victorian London?
Turning to mudlarking as a way of survival, can she create enough strength to sustain her through desperate times? Will the love of a strict professor make her feel safe with his own unique brand of loving discipline? Does Elspeth have enough personal courage to become her own person and rekindle feelings once felt for her lost love, even though she cannot remember his name? Perhaps an emerald, the mystical Shiromani stone, can reignite their passions, bringing together the bonds that were lost?
Vanessa Brooks brings us a sensual Victorian melodrama, one that will enthral you and carry you on a journey into the heart of Victorian London during the 1870s. This is an epic tale that encompasses betrayal and a lasting love that knows no bounds.