of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Trixi4 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Gothic romance!March 31, 2017TrixiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For Miss Gillian Young her life is thrust in a world where the lines of truth and lies blur & the plight of the poor is made more real! With a desire to help out in any way she can, God uses her to make a difference to young girls forced to do whatever is necessary to survive; oftentimes deep in the depths of a sinful & vile world! With the affection of two men of opposing personalities and lifestyles vying for her affection, it further blurs those lines in her life. Will she allow herself to trust God to direct her steps in all she does?
With well researched history & her ability to tell a story so vivid to draw the reader in, this author writes another novel that I couldn't hardly put down! I've enjoyed the last two installments of The Daughters of Hampshire and it was with anxious anticipation that I read this one. She did not disappoint! I love her writing voice and how she threads mystery, history, and romance in the pages of the book. Her hero is (always) quite swoon-worthy and you can literally feel the sizzle between Viscount Thomas Lockwood & Gillian every-time they met. Especially when they dance together...just to give you a taste! With her heart torn between two men, she remembers her mother's advice she gave to her as a child. Follow her heart or her station in life? And can she unravel the truth about her father when everything points to his guilt? This will have you glued to the very last page to find out what happens next. A highly recommended book; series really, with each book read as a stand-alone. For lovers of Gothic historicals and hair-raising romance with mystery mixed in, you don't want to miss this!
*I received a complimentary copy of this from the publisher and a favorable review was not required. My opinions expressed here are strictly my own. *
BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Intriguing mystery!March 28, 2017BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This story transports readers back in time to the misty, dreary streets of Victorian London with vivid descriptions and an overwhelming sense of apprehension. Readers are completely immersed in the main character's perspective, thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Gillian is a hardworking and intelligent young woman who is making her own way in a man's world. She doesn't know who to trust after her father's death especially when more than one man seems to be offering her his protection and guidance.
Readers get a look behind the scenes of theater life and missions work during this time period as well as a few high-class functions. If you enjoy a good mystery with loads of intrigue and historical charm, this book steals the show.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through the author. The opinions expressed are my own.
Laura Shuck5 Stars Out Of 5Far exceeed my expectationsMarch 28, 2017Laura ShuckQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow, excellent read! I was intrigued from the very first pages.
History and romance set in a Gothic/Victorian setting, unbeatable.
Gillian Young has been chosen has the new principal costume designer in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, a position that Gillian has been working toward and if successful, will place her on a path of great success.
Gillian's father, a police officer, has recently died under suspicious circumstances. Inheriting her mother's estate, held in trust by her father, Gillian endeavors to clear her father's name but the more she learns, the more nervous someone gets. Threatened by unknown sources, Gillian becomes more determined to find out why someone would besmirch her father's good name, especially when that someone searches her mother's estate.
Viscount Thomas Lockwood owns the neighboring estate to Gillian's newly inherited property, a property in serious disrepair. The Viscount and Gillian are enamored with each other, but she is not sure she can fully trust the Viscount, despite her attraction.
Question is, will Gillian clear her father's good name before the guilty party, or parties, destroys her reputation as well causing her to lose the hard fought for position on Drury Lane?
I most definetely will be reading Mist of Midnight and Brides of a Distant Isle, the two books prior to A Lady in Disguise.
AndiinNampaNampa, IDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must Read For Gothic Romance LoversMarch 27, 2017AndiinNampaNampa, IDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Until I read Sandra Byrd's Mist of Midnight I had not read any Gothic Romance, and I became a quick fan. In the last installment of her Daughters of Hampshire series we are once again transported back to Victorian England. Within the pages of this intriguing mystery, there are references to Cinderella, and Little Women. Swoony heroes, damsels in distress who are strong as well, human-trafficking that I would've never thought was going on in the 1800's. Ms. Byrd's attention to detail, and historical research adorn each page of this beautiful story. If this series is not on your self it needs to be!
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Lady in DisguiseMarch 25, 2017Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Lady in Disguise is the third addition to Sandra Byrd's Daughters of Hampshire series. In this book, Miss Gillian Young investigate the death of her father. She takes a position of principal costume designer at the Drury Lane Theatre Royal. She uncovers shocking secrets her father had. Do these secrets hold the key to what happened to him and why he was killed? She begins suspecting everyone that may be involved including, Lord Lockwood, who she has developed a romantic feelings for. The closer she gets to the truth to what happened to her father, the more she finds herself in danger. Deciding she wants to find the real killer, she takes on a disguise hoping it is not too late before someone else's life comes to an end, including her own.
A Lady in Disguise is a perfect "who done it" story. The suspense was quite intense at times and I was surprised with all the twist and turns that was involved. A reader will be guessing all the way to the end to what really happened to Gillian's father. I admire Gillian's determination and strength throughout the whole story.
I really enjoyed this book and I think this is definitely my favorite of the series.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is of my own honest opinion.