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Prudence and Robin have lived a roundabout life - following their father from city to city and country to country, always under a false name, they have gotten into scrapes and scandals everywhere. But now, having returned to England after following their father in yet another failed political rebellion, they are on the criminal wanted list...
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So they decide to cross-dress to create a false identity. With the backing of an old friend who happens to be well positioned in the ton, they set up in London - Prudence becomes a man, and her brother a woman. Which is fine, until a runaway heiress they rescue on the way to London resurfaces: Robin falls in love with her, and Prudence with her protector, Anthony.

She can't fool Anthony for long - he knows she's a girl. Will he expose her to the rest of the ton before Robin and Prudence can be saved from a very awkward situation by their enterprising father?
Because he too has resurfaced - claiming to be the rightful heir to a Dukedom. Is he an imposter this time? Prudence recalls that she and Robin know just about nothing about what their father did before their own birth...
The review of this Book prepared by Hannah Warnaar

Prudence and Robin are on the run from political intrigue. To allay suspicion they cross dress, Prudence becomming a man, and Robin a girl. This makes for obvious complications when Prudence begins to fall in love with the hero, not helped by their errant father who arrives in London, not secretly, but trumpeting himself as the long-lost heir of a Dukedom.
The review of this Book prepared by Che Monro

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   he/she is really a she/he If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   60% Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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