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Author: Maureen Lang Narrator: Suzy Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Gilded Legacy Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781464048845
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Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue’s finest, Meg Davenport has all she’s ever needed—but none of the things she’s wanted most, like family or dreams of a future that include anything other than finding a suitable match. So when her distant father dies, she seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases, especially when she learns that John Davenport wasn’t the wealthy businessman she thought, but one of the Gilded Age’s most talented thieves.

Poised to lead those loyal to Meg’s father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. Yet Meg is determined, and her connections to one of New York’s wealthiest families could help Ian pull off his biggest heist yet. But are they both in over their heads? And in trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the middle of a growing romance…the author uses a slow-moving, unlikely plot to touch on issues on abandonment, loyalty, faith, and life not always going the way you plan.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This character-driven historical set in the American Gilded Age represents Lang at her best.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lang’s talent shines through…She clearly depicts the difference between grace—an undeserved gift—and mercy—when one is spared a deserved punishment. The grandeur of the era is evident in the story, the charming characters, the beautifully descriptive prose.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 2/15/2014

    " Good for a free Christian novel from Amazon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 2/13/2014

    " I like this book. It had some interesting twists. Not the usual you know what happens in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jayne | 1/22/2014

    " (Free e-book) Boring with an unrealistic plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 1/11/2014

    " A protagonist worth disliking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 writer... | 12/30/2013

    " oooo looking forward to time to write this review ..;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jerlyn | 12/8/2013

    " Stuck at 22%. Not my thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/5/2013

    " I really loved this book!! Ian was so great. Nd meg didn't bug me. I loved how the story ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 9/14/2013

    " Very enjoyable read. The romance was a bit stilted, but the overall storyline made up for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndi | 5/28/2013

    " I again wish I could do half or 3/4 ratings here. As this book deserved more than a 3, but less than a four. It was pretty easy to guess what was going to happen, there were few surprises in this book. But it was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/25/2013

    " LOVE all of Maureen Lang's novels! I'm always drawn deep into her characters and their stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 2/21/2013

    " good story and plot. a little slow of a read. would have enjoyed more of a storyline between Meg and Ian, rather than on how they wanted to be thieves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 1/15/2013

    " for a cheap buy it was ok but I really don't enjoy historical fiction "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 10/21/2012

    " Saying that I read this book isn't exactly true. I skipped around. A lot. Why? Because it was repetitive and I just couldn't muster up the energy to really care about these characters. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't just finished a book that I really, really liked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aerykah | 8/28/2012

    " A little slow at the beginning... But, once it picked up & got my attention, it was great! "

About the Author

Author Maureen Lang

Maureen Lang has been writing stories since the age of ten, when she figured out a way to write the stories she feels like reading. Since then she’s become the award-winning author of more than a dozen published novels. She currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband and children.

About the Narrator

Suzy Jackson is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator whose readings include several novels by Charlane Harris, Jodi Picoult, and M. L. N. Hanover. She was co-winner of an Audie Award in 2018 for Best Multi-Voiced Performance.