The Emperor's Conspiracy

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 27, 2012 - Fiction - 317 pages
3 Reviews
From nineteenth-century London’s elegant ballrooms to its darkest slums, a spirited young woman and a nobleman investigating for the Crown unmask a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of its gold.

Chance led to Charlotte Raven’s transformation from chimney sweep to wealthy, educated noblewoman, but she still walks a delicate tightrope between two worlds, unable to turn her back on the ruthless crime lord who was once her childhood protector.

When Lord Edward Durnham is tapped to solve the mystery of England’s rapidly disappearing gold, his search leads him to the stews of London, and Charlotte becomes his intriguing guide to the city’s dark, forbidding underworld. But as her involvement brings Charlotte to the attention of men who have no qualms about who they hurt, and as Edward forges a grudging alliance with the dangerous ghosts of Charlotte’s former life, she faces a choice: to continue living in limbo, or to close the door on the past and risk her heart and her happiness on an unpredictable future.
 

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User Review  - BurgandyIce - LibraryThing

*Huge sigh of satisfaction* This is THAT book, the one where history melts into the background, the writing disappears and players emerge spitting character and bold love so that... I sigh. Charlotte ... Read full review

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This book didn't suck me in at all. It was slow paced, uneventful and the writing didn't suit the time period at all. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
21
Section 5
27
Section 6
35
Section 7
41
Section 8
47
Section 20
139
Section 21
147
Section 22
157
Section 23
163
Section 24
175
Section 25
183
Section 26
191
Section 27
199

Section 9
55
Section 10
63
Section 11
71
Section 12
77
Section 13
85
Section 14
95
Section 15
103
Section 16
105
Section 17
109
Section 18
119
Section 19
131
Section 28
211
Section 29
219
Section 30
229
Section 31
241
Section 32
249
Section 33
265
Section 34
275
Section 35
283
Section 36
291
Section 37
299
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About the author (2012)

Michelle Diener has always had a passion for reading and writing. She began writing stories when her parents gave her a typewriter for her twelfth birthday, and she hasn’t stopped since. Born in London and raised in South Africa, she now lives on the west coast of Australia with her husband and two small children.

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