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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (439 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Carlyle Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fraternitas Aurea Crucis Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062061829
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Against the glamorous backdrop of Victorian high society, Liz Carlyle paints a dramatic tale of dangerous desire, the first in her sizzling new trilogy.

All Grace Gauthier ever wanted was the security of a good marriage, family, and home. Instead, despised by her aristocratic father’s family because of her mother’s foreign birth, she’s taken a “safe” position as a governess. Now, unprotected and alone in London, accused of the shocking murder of her employer, she has no one to turn to except the mysterious—and possibly dangerous—Lord Ruthveyn.

A dark-eyed Lucifer, Ruthveyn guards his secrets carefully. His shadowed past is a source of pain and rumors—only whispered. Grace’s plight—which echoes his own—moves him, as does her quiet beauty. Ruthveyn is determined to save Grace by unmasking a killer. But his growing passion places his own heart at risk and threatens to expose his dark gifts to the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grace’s tenacity, wit, and compassion make her a very believable, multidimensional character and the perfect match for Ruthveyn’s brooding and dark secrets. The romance sizzles, its unpredictability propelling this complex story far beyond its contemporaries.”  

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “With its exceptionally rich characterization, an engaging plot that gracefully pairs danger and desire, and an intriguing touch of the paranormal, Carlyle’s latest stylishly written, lusciously sensual Regency historical romance is supremely satisfying.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanci | 2/19/2014

    " Great read, with lots of mystery and suspense along with plenty of sizzle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lexie | 2/16/2014

    " prelim review: While I enjoyed the story and the mystery as to who killed Ethan Holding, the paranormal elements left me feeling jarred, confused and irritated more often than not. Also it sometimes felt as if Carlyle was referencing a previous novel's plot/adventures, but this is meant to be the first in a new trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/11/2014

    " I liked a lot of things about this book: the heroine was lively and self-assured, the hero flawed, the ancient mysticism thread added diversity to the storyline, and i didn't see the ending coming from a mile away. Altogether it was a lovely read! I am on a romance kick right too, already halfway through another one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penney | 2/8/2014

    " absolutely brilliant! This is the 1st book I read by her and now I'll be reading more I love how it turn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MarcellineCazz | 1/27/2014

    " When I pick up a book by Liz Carlyle I know I'm going to love it. This book was no exception. It was filled with the expected romance along with a murder mystery and a surprising mix of the Scottish sight and Indian mysticism, but of course takes place in London. The author writes her characters so well you think they could actually be real people you might meet yourself. She also has a way with writing familial and fraternal relationships that are full and realistic. I look forward to reading the next book in the St. James Society books, of which this is the first (I believe) to see who she chooses as the centerpiece of that novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/24/2014

    " a lot of romance, a little mystery and a lot of chermistry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Smith | 11/19/2013

    " Provisionally rated 'okay' though I suspect that might improve on a reread... Grace didn't appeal to me as much as Evie, Jonet, or Catherine, maybe because I expected her to be more feisty when she was raised in the Foreign Legion; further acquaintance required. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 10/1/2013

    " Historical romance meets mysticism. Yuck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Howe | 8/19/2013

    " I do like Liz Carlyle.. And this series is right up there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SidneyKay | 6/22/2013

    " To see my review go to Kay's Blog "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne Salzwedel | 11/10/2012

    " Governess boss dies, she seeks help from a man who is a psychic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena Gentile | 8/27/2012

    " While not one of Carlyle's best stories or even one of the better paranormal romances. For a lazy Sunday afternoon it's not a half bad book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eve | 6/4/2012

    " Ugh. No bueno. Could barely get through it. So disappointing considering her earlier works were quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mem | 4/15/2012

    " Grace Gauthier is accused of murdering her employer. She is alone, despised by her mother's family. Lord Ruthveyn is determined to find the killer and save Grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 3/15/2012

    " This book surprised me, I was expecting a typical regency romance, the setting and plot are true to type for the most part, with an interesting murder plot and paranormal angle just to add spice. It's well written, and quite "hot" great romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 11/6/2011

    " I'm not sure what it is about this that didn't work as well for me as her other novels. It was OK, but the paranormal element did nothing for me and didn't do much to enhance the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/5/2011

    " I liked the story and enjoyed the hero and heroine, but something caused me to struggle through the book. Maybe it was all the details or the otherworldly feel to the situation, I'm unsure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/16/2011

    " I liked the story and enjoyed the hero and heroine, but something caused me to struggle through the book. Maybe it was all the details or the otherworldly feel to the situation, I'm unsure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/14/2011

    " a lot of romance, a little mystery and a lot of chermistry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 2/4/2011

    " Historical romance meets mysticism. Yuck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eve | 1/23/2011

    " Ugh. No bueno. Could barely get through it. So disappointing considering her earlier works were quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 10/17/2010

    " This book surprised me, I was expecting a typical regency romance, the setting and plot are true to type for the most part, with an interesting murder plot and paranormal angle just to add spice. It's well written, and quite "hot" great romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mem | 10/15/2010

    " Grace Gauthier is accused of murdering her employer. She is alone, despised by her mother's family. Lord Ruthveyn is determined to find the killer and save Grace. "

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About the Author
Author Liz Carlyle

Liz Carlyle is the author of almost twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. She travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. She and her husband make their home in North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, a British voice actress with over a decade of experience, has won four Earphone Awards for narration from AudioFile Magazine and has recorded national radio spots for Verizon Wireless, Virgin Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, as well as national TV commercials. She specializes in commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, phone systems, and training videos. She has narrated over a dozen books for authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Maureen Johnson.