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  • Great historical accuracy

    Con Artist meets Attorney. How can this work? Can love really be in the offing? I LOVE the Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson, so I was hoping for another series like the last. Is it? No. Did I love it? YES!! I like well written books. I like well researched books. This new book has all of that and more. Writing about Suffragists (not to be confused by the offensive moniker Suffragettes), what they went through to try to get the vote, how they were treated, how they were jailed, hunger strikes, and more, is not easy. Ms. Thompson got it right! Intertwining historical with historical fiction is her forte, and this book highlighted her ability. Elizabeth Miles is working a con. She’s been working cons her whole life. When her mark finds her, she hides out with a group of Suffragists and is taken to jail. While there she cons her way into the group and makes an impression on one of the leaders of the movement. After a hunger strike and the men in the women’s lives finally springing them from the workhouse, she is whisked away to NYC, and rushed to an engagement she’s not ready for and true feelings for an attorney she’s not engaged to! A great read. Great historical accuracy. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series!

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  • Enjoyable blend of history & fiction

    True history of suffragettes picketing the White House in 1917 is blended with fiction into a dramatic story. Elizabeth Perkins-Miles is a grifter from NYC. To avoid Oscar Thornton and his thugs she befriends society women while in jail. Excellent characters and an elaborate plot made this a very enjoyable romance & suspense novel.

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  • A Beautiful Melancoly

    Every once in awhile you come across a book that not only leaves you with that beautiful melancoly feeling, but also shifts your perspective. This is one of those books and I highly recomend it because of this. I am greatly looking forward to discussing it with my mother when she finishes reading it.

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  • “CITY OF LIES” - great historical suspense

    “CITY OF LIES” by Victoria Thompson is the first book in the Counterfeit Lady series. “CITY OF LIES” is a historical suspense story taking place around 1917 when the country is going to war and women are fighting their own battle in the woman’s suffrage movement for the right to vote. The story starts with Elizabeth posing as Betty Perkins. She along with her brother Jake are pulling a con on Oscar Thornton when it goes sour. Jake ends up getting beat within an inch of his life and Elizabeth is on the run. She finds protection within the suffragist protesting at the White House. This move protects her form Oscar, but lands her in Occoquan Workhouse, one of the worst jails. She changed her name to Elizabeth Miles so Mr. Thornton couldn’t find her. She is befriended by a young girl, Anna Vanderslice, and an elderly lady, Mrs. Bates. While in the workhouse, Elizabeth has protection from Mr Thornton, but she also learns of feeling she’s never experienced before like true friendship and what it really means to sacrifice oneself for someone else or for a cause. It’s through the diligence of Anna’s brother, David, and Mrs. Bate’s son, Gideon, along with Mr. Thornton, who had figured out about the name chance and whose reasons were purely to get revenge, all the prisoners were finally released. However, Elizabeth’s problems were only starting. I loved the twists and turns in this story. You can see the transformation of Elizabeth from con artist to the person who cares about others and learns to let her heart feel love. Although some times the means weren’t quite on the up and up, it was satisfying to see certain folks get their comeuppance as justice from past and present are served. The story will keep you turning pages rooting for Elizabeth and that she finds true happiness. Enjoyed the way the author weaves historical facts into the story.

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  • Quite entertaining

    I thought that this was very good! I have had this book in my queue for years but never seemed to be able to work it into my reading schedule. When I noticed that my local library had a copy of the audiobook available to borrow, I decided that it was finally time to see what this book was about. I found it be quite entertaining so I am glad that I finally gave it a chance. Elizabeth isn’t like most women in her time since she works with a team of grifters. To escape capture, she joins a group of women fighting for the right to vote and ends up going to jail with them. I loved the group of women that she was with while in jail. She became a vital member of the group and I really enjoyed the way that they supported and encouraged each other. When they are released, she goes home with one of the women she became close to in jail and has the opportunity to get to know Gideon a lot better. I thought that this book was rather exciting at times. It was really amazing that this book is only set 100 years ago since this world looked so different from the one we live in today. I liked the chemistry between Elizabeth and Gideon and thought that they worked well together despite having very different views. I enjoyed the fact that the suffrage movement played such a vital role in the story and I liked that LGBTQ issues were also addressed. Kate Forbes did a very nice job with the narration. I liked the various voices she used for the character dialogue. I felt like she was able to add a lot of emotion and excitement to the story and her pacing was well done. I believe that her performance added to my overall enjoyment of the story. I would recommend this book to others. Elizabeth was a great character and I loved the fact that she often operates in a morally grey area. I do plan to read more of this series soon. I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via Edelweiss and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

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