Mistress of My Fate by Hallie Rubenhold
(The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot)

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A wonderful journey through the late 18th century, filled with fascinatingly juicy historical details, a passionate love story, and a heroine who learns to learns to take control of her own life.
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Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first book in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just sixteen years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.
 

About Hallie Rubenhold

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Hallie Rubenhold is an historian and broadcaster and an authority on British eighteenth-century social history. She has written two works of non-fiction to critical acclaim: The Convent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce. In addition to writing books, articles and reviews, Hallie regularly appears on TV in the UK as an expert contributor to documentaries. Hallie lives in London with her husband.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 464 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Independent

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Reviewed by James Kidd on Jul 10 2011

Episode one of a trilogy, Mistress of my Fate is superior commercial fiction. Most importantly, it is great fun.

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Scandalous Women

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on Apr 03 2013

A wonderful journey through the late 18th century, filled with fascinatingly juicy historical details, a passionate love story, and a heroine who learns to learns to take control of her own life.

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