Molly O’Malley, lady’s maid to the progressive Lady Amanda Halloway, is determined to continue the life’s work of her lost love, killed in the Peterloo Massacre. But when her efforts and a trip to Lady Halloway’s charitable orphanage culminate in her own abduction, Molly’s eyes are opened to the horrifying crimes transpiring in the city’s slums. Despite the risks, she broadens her mission and is drawn ever closer to the peril all around them.
Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway household, has been with Molly from the beginning, but he fears she will never trust him with her heart. Even though her cause and happiness are of foremost importance to him, his loyal patience is tested by the fears that keep her at a distance. But with their safety on the line, Thomas is resolved to sacrifice everything for the woman he loves.
Risking their lives and their love, Molly and Thomas and a team of nobles on their side will stop at nothing to empower the powerless, no matter the personal cost.
My opinion: I loved how this book dealt with a not as well known aspect of British history, I know I learned a lot reading it! I loved the characters, from the feisty Molly to the loyal Thomas and sweet Lady Chloe this book has such a colorful and engaging array of characters which is wonderful.
I love how this book handled some tough situations with grace and skill without being really graphic, but it was based on historical facts and there were some very awful things going on! The romance was a great part of the book but I for one enjoyed that there was a lot more going on than just romance.
Filled with excitement, romance and great characters this book is a fabulous read and I cannot recommend it enough.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.