The Dark Lady: A Novel of Mad Passions

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Penguin, 2013 - Fiction - 321 pages
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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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User Review  - arbjames - LibraryThing

Lord Ian Blake had gone to India to save his best friend, Hamilton, from himself. With Hamilton finally killed because of his cruelty, Ian returns home 2 years later to face his widow, Lady Eva Carin ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChachaCenteno - LibraryThing

When I finished this book I was impressed by the accuracy foe mad houses. The story was absolutely fascinating. After reading the second book in the series, I have to say I look forward to other publications by this author. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
28
Section 5
41
Section 6
49
Section 7
60
Section 8
77
Section 19
179
Section 20
192
Section 21
210
Section 22
222
Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
264
Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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2011 Golden Heart winner M ire 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, M ire 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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