Penelope Ashford and Portia Cynster are sisters. Penelope has grown up with it all – wealth, beauty and position. She has devoted much of her life to caring for the orphans of London’s streets.
Four of Penelope’s orphaned children disappear and she thinks she knows why. Penelope knows that there is one man who can help her search for the children and that person is Barnaby Adair. Adair has made a made a name for himself because he has been able to solve several serious crimes.
Barnaby is taken with Penelope’s beauty. However, Penelope wants to accompany him as he searches for the orphans and he does not think this is a good idea for her safety. Penelope disagrees and insists she will help keep him safe.
They enlist the aid of Inspector Basil Stokes of Scotland Yard but soon realize that their search for the orphans leads to more than they have bargained for as they uncover a trail leading to the upper echelons of society and more.
The author has written an excellent historical mystery with a touch of romance. There are many twists and turns and the action is fast paced. Readers will enjoy the team of Adair and Penelope as they search for the orphans. Stephanie Laurens has written a novel that is entertaining, intriguing and a delight to read. Be sure to add this book to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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