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The killer left a calling card, but only Caspar "Case" Devere, Lord Castleton, a member of Britain's elite Special Branch, knows that the pebble means the murderer is none other than the sadistic, elusive "La Roca." Case meets Jane Mayberry, die-hard bluestocking, confirmed spinster, and dedicated member of the Ladies' Library, during his search for his old nemesis, and is instantly attracted to her. But things aren't at all what they seem. The Ladies' Library is a cover for a clandestine organization that fights for women's rights and provides shelter for victims of abuse. Jane herself has some dark secrets, one of which could get her killed. Well written on many levels as a murder mystery, a historical romance, and a chronicle of women's rights--or lack thereof--this book will appeal to fans of Amanda Quick, Candace Camp, and Lisa Kleypas. The second in a trilogy, this Regency historical follows Thornton's The Perfect Princess [BKL S 15 01], and its cliffhanger ending will make readers anxious for the next installment. Shelley Mosley
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“I buy her books on the basis of her name alone because she always delivers.”—Linda Howard
“I consider Elizabeth Thornton a major find.”—Mary Balogh
I really do appreciate her work, but Thornton has a habit of having her protagonists declare their love mid-way through the novel, leaving the reader with the ultimate romance... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Kenzie L. Jardina
The story is well-written, but I quickly lost interest when it turned out that the romance is almost secondary, and not very believable. Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by a romance reader
I don't ususally like books set in this time period, but I picked it up because of all of the good reviews and I wanted something different. I definitely got what I wanted! Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2003
In Elizabeth Thornton's much-anticipated release after her acclaimed Princess Charming, Almost a Princess strives to be on par with a delectable smorgasbord of romance and intrigue... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2003 by Desmond Chan
I guess I had gotten spoiled as the first two novels of Thornton's Princess series were so very good- in plot, in character and character development, in resolution and in humor... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2003
In ET's newsletter she says a reviewer likened this book to Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. Go figure. LC's classic was a comedy. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003