The intrepid female reporter, Lizzy Drury aka Trudy Tildon, is the star of this Gilded Age/Victorian era romance with more than a hint of mystery and adventure. From the first scene, it's clear that Lizzy will do anything for a story. Her courage and spirit are admirable, and her struggle to receive the same respect as her male journalist counterparts is easy to relate to. Her move from fast-paced 1880s New York to London, where she must learn to fit in with upper crust society present interesting challenges that carried the plot forward, and Lizzy always responds to every challenge with mettle. She is such a likable character that it's almost difficult to accept that the hero deserves her, especially as he's betrothed to someone else. Though, of course, this adds another tantalizing layer of conflict to their relationship.
The fast pace and clever dialogue of the main characters kept me turning pages long into the night, and final climax of the story was truly riveting. I enjoyed spending time with Lizzy and almost wish she was the subject of a whole series.
When New York lady reporter Lizzy Drury is offered the opportunity and a good deal of money to move to London and write for famous publisher Gideon Langham, she finds it hard to resist—both Gideon's offer and the man himself. Thrown into a world of unfamiliar expectations and with a murder mystery to solve, Lizzy must learn to rely on Gideon and trust her heart.
Danger won't deter this intrepid reporter--even when life and love are on the line.
Sir Gideon Langham wants the best for his flagship newspaper. Hiring daring female reporter Lizzie Drury, aka "Trudy Tildon," seems like a smart decision--until he finds himself falling for her. He knows she'll risk everything to get a story which is perfect for an employee, but not for the sort of woman he plans to marry.
Lizzie longs to write real, in-depth articles. When handsome Sir Gideon offers her a job as more than a stringer, she reluctantly leaves her New York beat for unfamiliar London. But as she pursues a murder investigation, ghosts from her past become all too real.
Digging up dirt sometimes unearths danger. Now someone is after Gideon's reputation--and Lizzie's life. In a race to find a killer, Lizzie and Gideon must learn to trust each other...before it's too late.