By Tasha Alexander
From proficient new author Tasha Alexander comes a beautiful novel of historic suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that contains stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder
And in basic terms to Deceive
For Emily, accepting the inspiration of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, used to be a great way to flee her overbearing mom, who used to be set on a grand society fit. So whilst Emily's rushing husband died on safari quickly after their marriage ceremony, she felt little grief. in spite of everything, she slightly knew him. Now, approximately years later, she discovers that Philip used to be a much various guy from the single she had married so cavalierly. His journals show him to were a gentleman pupil and antiquities collector who, to her shock, used to be deeply in love together with his spouse. Emily turns into occupied with this new picture of her lifeless husband and she or he immerses herself in all issues historic and starts off to review Greek.
Emily's highbrow ambitions and her wish to study extra approximately Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, certainly one of her husband's favourite areas. There, amid important historic statues, she uncovers a depressing, risky mystery regarding stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate concerns, she's juggling very sought after and prosperous suitors, one in all whose intentions may fit past the marrying style. As she units out to resolve the crime, her seek ends up in extra surprises approximately Philip and motives her to question the position in Victorian society to which she, as a girl, is relegated.
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And Only to Deceive (Emily Ashton, Book 1) by Tasha Alexander