The Dark Lady
A Novel of Mad Passions
By Máire Claremont
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451417992, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 16, 2013
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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.… Lord Ian Blake has returned from India a broken man. Years ago, he pledged to Lady Eva Carin—his childhood companion and first love—that he would bring her husband back alive. His failure haunts him. But even his jaded soul can’t anticipate the shocking sight of beautiful, independent Eva confined in a madhouse.… Locked in an asylum, forgotten by society, Eva is adrift in both body and mind. For Ian to break her free, they must cross a powerful enemy—and prove her sanity to England’s unforgiving aristocracy. But the biggest danger of all may come when the secrets of Eva’s tragic past are finally unlocked....
2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own…until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.
“The Dark Lady has as much romance, adventure, passion, torment, and triumph as any one love story could deliver.”—New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes
“Real, intelligent, and gritty but above all deeply romantic. In my opinion, Maíre Claremont is the stunning reincarnation of the Brontë sisters.”—Delilah Marvelle, award-winning author of Forever a Lady
“Will keep you hooked to the very last page.”—Anna Campbell, author of Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed “Intense, bold, gripping, and passionate”—Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker