“The Gentleman’s Deception” by Karen Tuft
This was a good historical christian fiction book that had a steady plot and great characters. I especially loved the main characters Ruby (Lavinia) and Lucas and how their romance blossomed. I love reading historical fiction from that time period-when men were gentlemen and had manners and honor. Lavinia and Lucas start the charade of being married, then engaged and then it goes on from there.
Great story, worth reading ! I received a copy of this ebook complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, the Darling of Drury Lane has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. But leaving town unnoticed proves impossible, and in one desperate moment, Lavinia embarks on the greatest act of her life when she throws herself into the arms of a stranger to avoid recognition. Lucas Jennings is shocked to find the stunning redhead in his arms, but something moves him to play along with her ruse when she calls him her husband. This charade marks the start of an unpredictable journey as he escorts the lovely Lavinia and her traveling companions to Primrose Farm, far from the glaring lights of London. Soon, the tables are turned when Lucas introduces Lavinia to his family as his fiancee. Before long, their mutual deception begins to feel all too real. But when the truth of her past is revealed, will Lavinia’s dream of a happy ending slip through her fingers?
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