A Lady’s Charade is about Chloe Fergusson, a Scottish Baron’s daughter, and her attempt to not be killed by the English Lord sent to recover the castle that her father re-took, after losing it to the English. She spends time in the English lord’s castle who was supposed to be her groom, and realizes that Alexander may not be the boorish pig she thought him to be. Alexander suspects that she is his Scottish bride, but can’t figure out why she won’t admit to who she really is. A Lady’s Charade was an enjoyable read.
I wish the story would’ve included a bit more back story to the Fergusson family, as I was interested in why a few events happened, never the less, it didn’t take away from Chloe’s story at all. A little bit of background on Alexander’s family would’ve been nice too, but that’s just my opinion. I like the historical part of the historical romance novel, as well as the romance. Finding a good balance between the two is a hard thing. While this didn’t have a good balance, it came close, very close, so while I may wish it had more back story on both characters family, I still enjoyed it immensely.
From across a field of battle, English knight, Alexander, Lord Hardwyck, spots the object of his desire—and his conquest, Scottish traitor Lady Chloe.
Her lies could be her undoing…
Abandoned across the border and disguised for her safety, Chloe realizes the man who besieged her home in Scotland has now become her savior in England. Her life in danger, she vows to keep her identity secret, lest she suffer his wrath, for he wants her dead.
Or love could claim them both and unravel two countries in the process…
Alexander suspects Chloe is not who she says she is and has declared war on the angelic vixen who's laid claim to his heart. A fierce battle of the minds it will be, for once the truth is revealed they will both have to choose between love and duty.