From the author of the beloved romance classic The Windflower comes a novel of drama, danger, and desire in the cutthroat world of the London theater.
From the moment she arrives in the big city, Miss Frances Atherton finds herself in the most treacherous of scenarios-until a golden-haired stranger comes to her rescue. The dashing Mr. David is as handsome and heroic as any leading man in a play. He is also, she learns, one of the most notorious rakes in London. A rake with a secret as shocking and dramatic as her own . . .
Frances is a country parson’s daughter pretending to be an actress. Her plan is to unmask the infamous Blue Specter, a smuggler who framed her father and hides among the actors, thieves, and ne’er-do-wells of Drury Lane. The plot thickens when David is revealed to be Lord Landry-the most renowned playwright of the day. If all the world’s a stage, Frances and David are just the players to expose the Specter’s crimes. But how long can they hide their growing attraction . . . when their hearts and their lives are in very real danger?