"Solid Victorian romance"
In 1880 London, everyone wonders about the MIDNIGHT ANGEL,
an apparent wealthy aristocrat, who helps fallen women
start anew at her shelter Stone House. Unbeknownst to
everyone who speculates about this benefactor is that
though he dresses like a man, MIDNIGHT ANGEL is Lady Lydia
Beaumont, wife of an earl dying from syphilis.
Actress Louise Canfield visits Beau and Lydia to obtain
help as someone abducted her teenage daughter from the
theater. Louise informs a stunned Beau that Sophia is his
child from a long ago tryst. Beau's friends Todd and Clara
Leach obtain the services of Lord "Clue", Hugh Montgomery
known for solving cases. However, he and Lydia know each
other from when they fell in love five years ago when she
was known as Addie Parker. He thought she was dead while
she felt he deserted her. As they work together, their love
remains strong, but before either can think of the future a
young girl needs rescuing.
Readers will enjoy this Victorian romance starring two
intrepid females trying to break the mode that leaves women
in lesser roles. From the start, the story line grips the
audience with Louise dressed as a man trying to rescue an
aging whore who just lost her teen child to a nasty John.
Though the personal relationship between Louise and Hugh is
heated, resolution is simplified with Beaus' deteriorating
health. Still fans will relish this powerful historical
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 24, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 26, 2006