The Dark Lady: A Novel of Mad Passions

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Signet Eclipse, 2013 - Fiction - 321 pages
17 Reviews
The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets--a time when corsets were the least of a woman's restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor....   Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin--his childhood companion and first love--that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can't anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse....   Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy--and prove her sanity to England's unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva's tragic past are finally unlocked....

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Review: The Dark Lady (Mad Passions #1)

User Review  - Lynn Spencer - Goodreads

I gave this a C- at All About Romance, so 2.5 stars. The Dark Lady is one of those books that intrigued me from the moment I saw the synopsis - drug-addicted heroine, dark and gothic-sounding plot - I ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Lady (Mad Passions #1)

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

This novel started off with a bang and I quickly became absorbed, the scenes in the asylum where Ian went to rescue Eva were intense, dark and dangerous. There were a few niggling picky points which ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own...until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.

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