Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Lady in Disguise

A Lady in Disguise
(Daughters of Hampshire)
Sandra Byrd
(Howard Books)
ISBN: 978-1476717937
March 2017/384 pages/$15.99

In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father.

After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he’d been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father’s guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so.

Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood’s motives. Does Lord Lockwood truly love her? Or is his interest a front for the desire to own her newly inherited property? And what should she make of her friend’s suggestion that Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her father?

Soon Gillian is convinced that her father has left evidence somewhere that can prove his innocence and reveal the guilty party. But someone wants to stop her from discovering it. The closer she comes to uncovering it, the more menacing her opposition grows. With her life on the line, Gillian takes on an ingenious disguise and takes on the role of a lifetime to reveal the true killer—before it’s too late both for her and for those that she loves.


Award-winning and bestselling author Sandra Byrd has published four dozen books in the fiction and nonfiction markets, including Mist of Midnight, Bride of a Distant Isle (A Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick), and her most recent, A Lady in Disguise. For nearly two decades, Sandra has shared her secrets with the many writers she edits, mentors, and coaches. She lives in the Seattle, Washington area. Learn more at her website, www.sandrabyrd.com and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Sandra Byrd has penned a delightfully intriguing novel with just the right amount of mystery, danger, and romance. Compelling characters and a gripping plot made this book inpossible to put down. Numerous twists and turns kept me guessing and wondering who couuld be trusted as the mystery deepened. Heart-pounding moments--both the suspenseful and romantic kind!--kept my adrenaline flowing as I read. Don't miss this captivating story. Just be sure all the doors are locked before you begin!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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