Maiden Lane series

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Thief of Shadows

Thief of Shadows is the fourth book in Ms. Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series. Three of the books, including this one, feature siblings who run the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children in the London slum of St. Giles. The hero of this book, Winter Makepeace, is by day a grave, severe man sob ...

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Scandalous Desires

Elizabeth Hoyt's latest is like a glass half filled with water. Some people are able to see redemption, reformation, and the power of love. Others, like me, see Stockholm syndrome, blackmail, lack of character, and honor with no restitution or punishment for past transgressions. On a whim, “Cha ...

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Notorious Pleasures

Elizabeth Hoyt is a master -- her writing is almost unrivaled, and she’s one of my personal favorites. I was delighted when I got the opportunity to review Notorious Pleasures, the second installment in her Maiden Lane series. Not surprisingly, it was good-- very, very good. But unfortunately, it ...

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Wicked Intentions

Wicked Intentions is the first book in Hoyt’s new Maiden Lane series. Despite the author’s success, this is only the second book of hers I’ve read. And, while it will probably make me unpopular, I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. It was good – certainly above avera ...