Fair Cyprians of London Box Set by Beverley Oakley
Immerse yourself in three sizzling tales of betrayal, love, and redemption set in a high-class London House of Assignation in the 1870s. The ruined vicars' daughters and governesses who work for notorious Madame Chambon all have one thing in common: the determination to triumph over misfortune and to find love and their heart's desire. SAVING GRACE Grace Fortune trusts no one after she was betrayed by the man she once loved. Now, she's the most popular 'Cyprian' at Madame Chambon's high-class London House of Assignation, consort of aristocrats and princes. As Grace prepares for her next job as the special initiation ‘gift’ procured by a mother in fashionable Mayfair for her son’s twenty-first birthday, she plans her revenge. But revenge has a way of turning the tables, and what Grace gets is quite unexpected. FORSAKING HOPE Honour? Or her heart's desire? Two years ago, Felix Lord Durham believed that Hope, the vicar's beautiful daughter, had chosen to live in Germany as a governess rather than accept the marriage proposal he'd hinted at. Why else would she have failed to appear for their final secret assignation? Why else would Felix be given snippets about her new life on the Continent from various sources? Now the divine "Miss Hope" is in Felix's bed - a surprise gift from his friends designed to lift his spirits and sourced from London's most exclusive brothel, Madame Chambon's. Despite feeling betrayed, Felix can't bear to lose her again, but Hope Merriweather is bound to her new life by a dark secret. Having sacrificed the man she loves once already, she must choose again: Honour or her heart's desire. KEEPING FAITH Revenge is sweet until it breaks your heart. Faith’s mysterious benefactress falsely accused her of stealing and deposited her in Madame Chambon’s exclusive brothel. There, Faith was to learn how to entrance London’s noble gentlemen with her learning in philosophy, politics, and art. Her body was 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 man she is required to destroy? What the Readers are Saying: “Exciting and emotional. Sexy and romantic.” “This is one of the most interesting stories I've read 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!” "What a story! This is a genuine page-turner that I couldn't put
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