by Lydia Joyce

March 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21483-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

After receiving a letter from Byron Stratford, Duke of Raeburn, Lady Victoria Wakefield decides to pay him a visit instead of merely replying to him in writing. Lady Victoria’s brother has managed to put his family in a rather compromising position and she is not willing to see all her hard work to keep her family’s reputation intact thrown away because of his irresponsible behavior.

When Byron meets Victoria he can’t help but feel intrigued by the sharp-tongued spinster. Victoria unexpectedly receives an extremely unusual and scandalous proposal ... but she can not refuse, as she finds herself equally intrigued by the Duke.

Lydia Joyce’s The Veil of Night is an extremely sensual, enthralling and complex historical romance that had my attention almost literally glued to every page. The characterization in this book is simply outstanding. Reading through each complex layer of Victoria and particularly Byron was a true pleasure, and I kept wondering all along what new secret would be unraveled. In The Veil of Night , Ms. Joyce masterfully envelopes the reader in an atmosphere of mystery and sensuality that truly appealed to my senses. Although the pace may seem a bit slow, I found that it was adequate to the tone set by the plot and its characters. I look forward to Ms. Joyce’s future work and definitely recommend The Veil of Night to all lovers of historical and highly sensual romance.

Reviewed in March 2005 by Mireya.

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