The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden audiobook

The Lady and the Highwayman

By Sarah M. Eden
Read by Justine Eyre

Shadow Mountain 9781629726052

The Proper Romance Victorian Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982697570

  • ISBN: 9781982697563

  • ISBN: 9781982697587

Runtime: 8.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Romance
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Victorian romance that pits author against author

Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school and a well-respected author of “silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories—the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Mr. King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks.

Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Mr. King started taking all of his readers—and his profits. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the rights of the less fortunate.

Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to ensure her secret identity is never discovered.

For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. It’s upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] charming romance…This is a relaxing read, but with enough danger to keep the plot rolling. While fisticuffs occur and abusive situations are discussed, clever banter is what wins the day more often than not. I highly recommend this read.” Historical Novel Society Reviews
“{A] sweet, lighthearted historical pits a pair of popular writers against Victorian London’s dark underbelly.” Publishers Weekly
“An exciting romance…Readers will hope for future appearances of Eden’s irresistible characters.” Booklist
“A joy to read, filled with adventure, suspense, two characters longing for love but protective of their secrets. Two original penny dreadfuls interspersed throughout make this story even more impressive.” Library Journal
“Narrator Justine Eyre shares her talents in a historical romance…Eyre infuses Fletcher and Elizabeth’s interactions with the witty humor described by the author. Using well-defined voices for each character, Eyre ensures that the listener is able to follow all the stories. An entertaining production.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah M. Eden

Author Bio: Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is the USA Today bestselling author of many well-received historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster and the award-winning Proper Romance series novels Longing for Home and Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, she loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English