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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: October 2004
ISBN: 0-06-058787-3
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Historical Romance [Setting: London 1823]

Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Tangela Williams

Reviewer Notes: Sexual Content


Masquerading the Marquess
By Anne Mallory

   Calliope Minton loves nothing better than to capture the nobility in her cartoons. She uses many disguises to hide her true identity so that she will fit in at different parties. Never has anyone rubbed her the wrong way as much as James Trenton, The Marquess of Angleford, and making him look foolish has become an obsession. Soon, she must find a new disguise, so she has her friends help her find someone she can trust as she pretends to be a mistress, Esmerelda.

   She believes Stephen is perfect to help her, although she finds out too late that he is a good friend of her nemesis, James, who is determined to find who is making fun of him in the papers. After meeting Stephen's new mistress, Esmerelda, he knows she is the one he used to know as Margaret. Every time he sees her he has feeling he can't describe.

   When Stephen disappears, James thinks the fair Esmeralda is the reason. Soon he learns that she is in as much danger as the missing Stephen. Now the tale gets twisted into murder and mayhem as James and Calliope search for Stephen and tries to discover what secrets people want to keep buried.

   Debut Author Anne Mallory spins us a wonderful, hilarious tale of love and suspense in London Town. With wonderful characters and a magnificent plot, Masquerading the Marquess is one book you will not want to miss. You will be entertained from cover to cover.