"Action-packed Victorian romantic suspense"
In 1875 the Marquess of Redmond is the guardian of
respectable Charlotte "Lottie" Kent, who runs a London
refuge shelter for unfortunate women and children. Lottie
attends high society events hoping to raise money for her
center. While at one of these galas, Lottie interrupts a
bungled jewel robbery and abets the wounded Dark Shadow
enabling the thief to escape.
Lottie knows that Earl Harrison Payne is the thief, but
her intentions are to ignore him. When someone blackmails
her threatening to expose her past, Lottie worries for her
guardian and her refuge center. Feeling she needs to pay
off the blackmailer, Lottie tries to blackmail Harrison.
However, he cannot picture the beautiful woman who risked
everything to rescue him trying to embezzle money from
him. As they share notes and fall in love, neither
realizes that a common enemy lurks for the moment to
destroy both of them.
MY FAVORITE THIEF is an action-packed Victorian romantic
suspense that hooks the audience from the moment that
Harrison and Lottie meet while he botches his assignment.
Lottie is a superb protagonist combing reticence and
courage that blend very well together within her. Though
the villain seems superfluous except perhaps in Lottie's
childhood memories, fans of the era, author or those just
wanting to read a good novel will enjoy this tale and some
other favorites by Karyn Monk (see THE PRISONER and THE
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 23, 2003