Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Secret Life of Lady Evangeline by Jan Davis Warren

An enemy that wants her husband burns their house down trying to kill Lady Evangeline.  She escapes but her back is burnt pretty badly so she goes to the convent to heal.  Everybody thinks the fire got her and she lets them assume Lady Evangeline is dead.

Wild Hearts Books let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

She thinks her husband might have played a role in the murder scheme so she dons a disguise and becomes the Fox, a highway man.  She robs the rich and shares the money with the poor.  On day she hears Henry in the stagecoach as well as a baby's cry.  They told her that her baby had died but Henry has her.  It was a lie.  Bandits come after the stage so the Fox and her friends stay hidden.  When they leave with Henry and the baby, she goes to the stage and finds two men dead.  When she hears they are going to sell her baby, she is determined to save her.

There is lots of action, more than one betrayer, and a tentative meeting between Evangeline and Henry.  Can they trust each other?  Is the love still there?

This was a good read.  I enjoyed it.

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