Thrust into society as the Emerald Heiress, Julia is the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity. But in reality she's trapped between the clutches of two powerful men. Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must finally take control of her own fate-but outwitting one's foe rarely goes according to plan.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 12.75 hours; 11 CDs; narrated by Amanda McKnight.
In Victorian society, where even a whisper of scandal can ruin a life, Julia Elliston much watch her step.
London is said to be the glittering jewel of society, a world unto itself, but to Julia Elliston, it is a city of shadows. Now under the protection of Lord Pierson, she is caught up in his desperate plan and thrust into the public eye as his rightful heir.
Shes the toast of London, a celebrated curiosity, but with the entire city clamoring for more news of the Emerald Heiress, Julia quickly finds it difficult to maintain the illusion. Each step forward pushes her closer to the precipice. And she must not forget that Chance Macys power is far-reaching as well. One false move, and he could bring her and the future shes fighting for tumbling down.
Aided only by a gentleman whose intentions she prays she can trust, Julia must find a way to regain control of her own fate. But outwitting ones foe rarely goes according to plan.
Jessica Dotta has always been fascinated by England during the Regency and Victorian eras. Her passion for British literature fueled her desire to write in a style that blends the humor of Jane Austen and the dark drama of a Brontë sister. She lives in the Nashville area with her family and works as a freelance media consultant and publicist. Visit her online at www.jessicadotta.com.
Listeners may want to start with Book 1 of Dotta's series as this audiobook begins precisely where that book left off, with no backstory. Narrator Amanda McKnight's soothing English accent is well suited to this story, set in London society during the reign of Queen Victoria. McKnight captures every emotion as 17-year-old Julia Elliston Pierson is pulled in different directions by the four men in her life: her newly discovered father; her husband, Chance Macy; the man her father wishes her to marry, Isaac; and her true love, Edward. McKnight gives each character a fitting voice while reading at a steady pace, enabling the listener keep track of the many plot twists. M.M.G. AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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