Revenge is sweet until it breaks your heart.
Falsely accused of stealing, Faith is given two choices: Fend for herself on the streets of London, or become indentured to Madame Chambon, the ruthless proprietor of London's most exclusive brothel.
In order to survive, Faith submits to the machinations of a mysterious benefactress and begins a new life under Madame Chambon's roof. However, she does not live like the other girls.
Rather, she's taught the theory of how to entrance London's noble gentlemen with her learning in philosophy, politics and art.
Her body is to be saved for the greatest enticement of all: revenge.
Faith doesn't care what she has to do. She lives only to fulfil a bargain that will set her free.
But when Faith is recruited as the muse of a talented, sensitive painter whose victory in a prestigious art competition turns them both into celebrities overnight, she discovers the reasons behind her mission are very different from what she'd been led to believe.
Now she is complicit in something dark and dangerous while riches, adulation and freedom are hers for the taking.
But what value are these if her heart has become a slave to the honorable man she is required to destroy?
Keeping Faith is book 3 in the Fair Cyprians of London series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Here's what the readers say about the other books in the series:
"This is one of the most interesting stories on why a girl might become an escort. The twists and turns are breathtaking...I couldn't put this down."
"Oh my! This story just makes you fall in love! It's exciting. It never lags. And what a most satisfying ending!"
A heartfelt, sizzling Victorian romance with a note of redemption that'll please even the cynics.
What the readers say:
"I very much enjoyed reading this book. It's a well-written story with realistic characters. The plot is engaging with plenty of twists. It really pulls you into the book quickly and completely."
"This is a beautifully written and delightful book. Well worth reading."
"Thank you for completely following this story through all of the twists and turns until it reached its natural conclusion."
"This is another great story that has some steamy moments, all of the characters are brilliantly crafted, with the suspense and emotional intrigue that will keep you enthralled."
A fine example of storytelling, but what is with all of the errors in identifying characters’ throughout the story? Even in the final chapter the author refers to Lord Maxwell as Lord Harkom. Errors like this really detract from the enjoyability of the book. That said, I will still consider other books by this author because I like her writing style and the ‘journey’ on which she took me. However, please respect your ‘paying’ readers by hiring a proofreader.
A bit repetitious of statements and a lot of errors with character names. Proofreading was very lax.
Mushy regency romance
Bit too mushy for me but some interesting historic touches that helped the atmosphere.