Book Review-The Emperor's Conspiracy (Regency London)-Michelle Diener | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Emperor's Conspiracy (Regency London)-Michelle Diener

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

This Regency is based on a true story. It seems Napoleon did attempt to ruin England's economy by having all the gold transported to France!

Charlotte Raven was born in poverty and after her Mom died she escaped and became a chimney sweep. Not too usual for a girl but she dressed as a boy and got away with it. Luke took care of her--nobody dared go near her! She got lucky and got stuck in a chimney of a kind woman who took her in and made a lady out of her. She never forgot her old friends or where she came from and visited them often.

At a weekend party she overheard that the woman's sons were going to be sold by her husband to a known pedophile. She immediately told the woman and took her and the boys to where she lived. Turns out the woman's brother lived only a couple of doors down. It also turned out that the brother worked for the Crown but could not let anyone know. They were attempting to try and find who was shifting gold out of the country.

Eventually they did begin to work somewhat together. There are many surprises in this novel which I can not tell you or I would give everything away.

Charlotte is one of those feisty heroines that you will find yourself routing for!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Set in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars, this vivid and romantic historical novel goes from the most elegant ballrooms of London to the city’s most tawdry slums, as a spirited young woman helps unravel a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of all its gold.

A difficult balance . . . Charlotte Raven escaped the poverty of the London streets, but while she may now mingle with the ton, she lives an uneasy existence between two worlds, unable to turn her back completely on her old life.

A dangerous task . . . When Lord Edward Durnham is asked to investigate the alarming movement of gold out of England, his search leads him to the worst stews of London’s slums.

A dark journey . . . Little could Edward imagine his sister’s new friend, Charlotte Raven, someone who saved his nephews from serious harm, would afford him access to a dark world he barely knew existed. As they delve deeper into the underbelly of London, danger lurks at every turn.

With the stakes growing ever higher, Charlotte faces a defining choice: continue in the familiar limbo she’s lived in for years, or to take a painful and risky leap toward a happiness she never thought possible.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. From the Tudor court, to the streets of Regency London, and into magical landscapes, she's never happier than when she's building worlds, sculpting unforgettable characters and crafting suspenseful plots.

Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa, and currently lives in Australia with her husband and children.

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