The Dark Lady by Maire Claremont
A Novel of Mad Passions (Mad Passions Novels)

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I started this book very much wanting to like it, but after wading through page after page of melodrama, I just couldn't do it.
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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.…

Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse.…

Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked....

 

About Maire Claremont

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2011 Golden Heart winner Maire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own - until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Maire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know that her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.Delilah Marvelle spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously and playing the pianoforte. Confined to her room on many occasions due to childhood misadventures, she discovered the quill and its amazing power. Soon, to the dismay of her parents, she rather enjoyed being confined to her room and finished writing her first historical romance (which was a heart-stopping 800 pages long...) at the age of fourteen. She is a two time Golden Heart finalist, a Reviewer's Best First Historical Romance nominee, and a double Bookseller's Best Award finalist.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Signet. 335 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Janine on Feb 12 2013

The tone of lighthearted happiness was hard to believe after the almost unremitting gloom that preceded it. When characters go through so much trauma and torment over the course of a story, it just doesn’t work to wrap it up in a chapter.

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Reviewed by Lynn Spencer on May 06 2013

I started this book very much wanting to like it, but after wading through page after page of melodrama, I just couldn't do it.

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