Do You Want To Know a Secret?
To judge by the multitude of tell-all books published today, it’s tempting to conclude that our fascination with fallen celebrities is a recent affliction. It isn’t. The famous Regency courtesan Harriet Wilson not only published the memoirs of her sexual affairs to great success, her claims were also challenged openly by a rival in Confessions of Julia Johnstone: written by herself in contradiction to the fables of Harriet Wilson. No matter the cause of their competition, the truth is that when a courtesan approached the end of her career, publishing her racy memoirs could provide her with a source of income that might keep her in old age. Not all arranged love affairs ended with the protector providing his mistress with a pension. Although some aristocrats eventually married their mistresses, a happily-ever-after was not the usual outcome of these relationships.
The heroine in The Mistress Memoirs, Kate Walcott, works as a governess for a courtesan of modest success, Georgette Lawson. It was Georgette who saved Kate from lapsing into a life of sin when all other options seemed lost to her. The two women decide that Georgette could make a fortune off her memoirs. Because Georgette is learning-disabled, Kate ghostwrites her mistress’s recollections of her past liaisons. It isn’t the life Kate envisioned for herself. But at least she has managed to establish order in Georgette’s household—up until the night that the gentlemen who broke Georgette’s heart returns and stirs up mayhem as only a Boscastle can.
How do you feel about reading tell-all books? Do they turn you off or intrigue you? Do you find yourself flipping through the pages of the tabloids when you’re in line at the grocery store? Why do we forgive some self-admitted sinners and hold others accountable?
Publisher: Signet Select
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Series: A Boscatle Affairs Novel
The New York Times bestselling author of the “delightfully clever...exceptionally entertaining” (Booklist) Bridal Pleasures novels beguiles readers once again with a new series of sensual intrigue and exquisite surprises....
Disgraced by her past employer, young governess Kate Walcott owes her loyalty to the only woman willing to hire her—the sought-after courtesan Mrs. Georgette Lawson. Georgette entrusts Kate with the care of her unruly children—and the writing of her shocking memoirs, which detail her affairs with famous gentlemen, including the rakehell who promised to marry her, then ruined her.
Sir Colin Boscastle intended to keep his promise to Georgette—until his father was murdered. Thirteen years of chasing vengeance pass before he returns to find Georgette sleeping in his enemy’s bed. Revenge has destroyed their romance, but the two former lovers agree to set a trap to restore Colin’s honor.
Caught in this deadly game, Kate struggles to resist Colin’s virile charm. She knows he is a born heartbreaker and unreliable rogue. Should she believe him when he whispers that, for her, he will change his sinful ways?
Jillian Hunter is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, among them the bestselling Boscastle series. She has received numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She lives in
California with her husband and three daughters.
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