Shadows and Spies From USA Today bestselling historical romance author Anthea Lawson, six tales that delve into the moodier side of Victorian England. Mystery abounds, and while some of these tales are on the pensive side, there are enough happy endings to ultimately make the reader smile. A bonus story at the end introduces the universe of Victoria Eternal, and Alternate History look at Victorian times.
THE WORTH OF RUBIES: Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft…
THE FAERIE GIRL: One fateful summer at his family’s estate, Lord Colin Barrington meets a girl he’s convinced is a faerie - but is she truly one of the fae folk?
THE PIPER’S PLOT: Inspector Roberts uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria, and must find the suspect before it’s too late.
THE VISIT: A man journeys to a fateful meeting that will change his life forever in this slightly horrific short story.
THE VISCOUNT’S SECRET - A Victorian Romance Novella: Anthony Blake, Viscount Percival, is renowned throughout the ton for his handsome face and foppish ways. Only a select few know that beneath his foolish exterior is a keen intelligence able to ferret out diplomatic secrets for the Crown. Nobody suspects his secret, until he meets a quiet young woman who sees far more than she should…
THE SUN NEVER SETS: An alternate-history tale of Victorian England. When aliens land on the lawns at Buckingham Palace in 1850, they alter the course of history as we know it.