Diamonds & Deceit

Diamonds & Deceit

eBook - 2014
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A house divided... London is a whirl of balls and teas, alliances and rivalries. Rose has never felt more out of place. With the Season in full swing, she can't help but still feel a servant dressed up in diamonds and silk. Then Rose meets Alexander Ross, a young Scottish duke. Rose has heard the rumors about Ross's sordid past just like everyone else has. Yet he alone treats her as a friend. Rose knows better than to give her heart to an aristocrat with such a reputation, but it may be too late. Ada should be happy. She is engaged to a handsome man who shares her political passions and has promised to support her education. So why does she feel hollow inside? Even if she hated Lord Fintan, she would have no choice but to go through with the marriage. Every day a new credit collector knocks on the door of their London flat, demanding payment for her cousin William's expenditures. Her father's heir seems determined to bring her family to ruin, and only a brilliant marriage can save Somerton Court and the Averleys' reputation. Meanwhile, at Somerton, Sebastian is out of his mind with worry for his former valet Oliver, who refuses to plead innocent to the murder charges against him--for a death caused by Sebastian himself. Sebastian will do whatever he can to help the boy he loves, but his indiscretion is dangerous fodder for a reporter with sharp eyes and dishonorable intentions. The colorful cast of the At Somerton series returns in this enthralling sequel about class and fortune, trust and betrayal, love and revenge.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781423190349
1423190343
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Diamonds and deceit

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marthabwaters
Dec 02, 2014

This series is a mix of Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey for teenagers, and the second novel in the planned trilogy is thoroughly enjoyable. There's enough drama, romance, and scandal within these pages for any soap opera fan, with some fun twists and turns I totally didn't see coming. This was a really fun read, and I'm looking forward to book 3 next year.

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ivych99
Jun 08, 2014

this is going to be on my list of best books ever. ( btw it is a long list.)
so much more exciting than the 1st book of the series but i still loved tht one too.
can't wait to read the third book!!! :D
i might even buy tht one next time

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ivych99
Jun 08, 2014

'' Rose turned away. but no doubt everyone thinks his future makes up for his arrogance, she thought. oh how i hate this world, where no one's smile is real.''

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