An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler. Rogues & Remarkable Women.
Set during the War of 1812. Jemina St. Maur survived a shipwreck en route to London from Jamaica. Suffering from amnesia, she was imprisoned in Bedlam, and only freed due to barrister Daniel Thackery, Lord Ashbrook, who has been convinced to help his aunt with The Widow's Grace. The Widow's Grace is a secret society of women who rescue widows from legal entanglements their families use to try to steal their inheritance. Daniel is drawn to Jemina, who is desparate to discover her true identity and regain her memories. But Daniel also needs to maintain is upright reputation, partly to protect his adopted daughter. The author has researched multiracial life in the Georgian and Regency period and blends real life characters and events with her fiction. A list of historical terms and events is provided at the back of the book. And recipes! Enthralling historical fiction centered on Black lives in Regency England with mystery, romance, and smart literary allusions. Zebra Books. 2021. Paper. NEW. $14.00