Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Lady in Disguise By Sandra Byrd

In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father.

After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he’d been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father’s guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so.

Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood’s motives. Does Lord Lockwood truly love her? Or is his interest a front for the desire to own her newly inherited property? And what should she make of her friend’s suggestion that Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her father?

Soon Gillian is convinced that her father has left evidence somewhere that can prove his innocence and reveal the guilty party. But someone wants to stop her from discovering it. The closer she comes to uncovering it, the more menacing her opposition grows. With her life on the line, Gillian takes on an ingenious disguise and takes on the role of a lifetime to reveal the true killer—before it’s too late both for her and for those that she loves.

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After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published fifty books.

Sandra's new series, Daughters of Hampshire, historically sound Gothic romances, launched with best-selling Book One: Mist of Midnight. That book earned a coveted Editor's Choice from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, will publish in March 2017. Sandra's latest nonfiction title is The One Year Home and Garden Devotions.

Check out her contemporary adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, which was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012.

Sandra has published dozens of books for kids, tweens and teens, including the best-selling, The One Year Be-Tween You and God, Devotions For Girls, and two read aloud picture books.

She is passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self-publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year via novelcoaching.com

Please visit www.sandrabyrd.com to learn more or to invite Sandra to your book club via Skype.

Can you image investigating the murder of your own dad? Not me, but you are going to want to read this third installment of Daughters of Hampshire. To find out what it could be like to do so.
Byrd has a way of writing mystery and romance in a way to make you beg for more.
Great cast of characters and the plot is unforgettable. This can be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to do that, All three books are good reads.
I gave this book 4 stars.   
I received  this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own. 


  1. I love love love Sandra's books. I can't wait to read this one.

  2. This one was written for me. I'm definitely reading this one.

  3. Trip to the library today for this series, i've been waiting on this last one to come out.

  4. I will be getting a copy of this one to read this weekend. I loved the first two.

  5. I'm so excited about this book, I have been holding the first two until I got this one. I have some book reading to do.

  6. Sounds very interesting I would love to read this one. Thanks for the review.

  7. Oh, I am intrigued by this one, for sure! Thank you, Mary.

  8. Oh my goodness this book looks amazing! I love the cover. Great review :-)

    1. Molly, you are the WINNER! I have you book for you!

  9. This sounds like a wonderful book!

  10. I am not sure if this is my cup of tea or not, but you're review makes it sound wonderful!

  11. I love a good mystery and you make it sound even better !
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  12. Great review! This looks like something I need to read! 😄