The lady and the highwayman / Sarah M. Eden.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Authors Elizabeth Black and Fletcher Walker go head-to-head as rival writers of Victorian Penny Dreadfuls. As an upper class schoolteacher, Elizabeth must write under the pseudonym "Mr. King" in order to keep her identity a secret, while former street urchin Fletcher is determined to uncover the truth behind this up-and-coming new talent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart to him. It's author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line."--Provided by the publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: As an upper class schoolteacher, Elizabeth Black uses the pseudonym "Mr. King" to write the "penny dreadfuls" that are the rage among working-class men. Fellow author Fletcher Walker is determined to uncover the truth behind this up-and-coming new talent who is stealing all of his readers. He approaches Elizabeth, asking her to make inquiries for him. She tries to throw Fletcher off the scent, but soon readers, reputations and romance are all on the line. -- adapted from back cover
    • Notes:
      Includes discussion questions.
    • ISBN:
      9781629726052
      1629726052
    • Accession Number:
      783027726053
    • Accession Number:
      2019016912
    • Accession Number:
      on1088921717
      1088921717
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.on1088921717
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      EDEN, S. M. The lady and the highwayman. [s. l.]: Shadow Mountain, 2019. ISBN 9781629726052. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eden SM. The Lady and the Highwayman. Shadow Mountain; 2019. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580
    • APA:
      Eden, S. M. (2019). The lady and the highwayman. Shadow Mountain.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Eden, Sarah M. 2019. The Lady and the Highwayman. Proper Romance. Shadow Mountain. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Eden, S. M. (2019) The lady and the highwayman. Shadow Mountain (Proper romance). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 25 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Eden, SM 2019, The lady and the highwayman, Proper romance, Shadow Mountain, viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Eden, Sarah M. The Lady and the Highwayman. Shadow Mountain, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eden, Sarah M. The Lady and the Highwayman. Proper Romance. Shadow Mountain, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eden SM. The lady and the highwayman [Internet]. Shadow Mountain; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 25]. (Proper romance). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1088921717&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Fletcher Walker worked his way up from street urchin to London's most successful penny-dreadful author, but he's starting to lose sales to newcomer Charles King. Fletcher needs the money to help fund the Dread Penny Society, a group of authors who rescue street children. To find the elusive Mr. King, he enlists the help of literary novelist and school headmistress Elizabeth Black. While consorting with Fletcher might damage her reputation, it would be worse if her secret identity as Fletcher's penny-dreadful rival were discovered. Several subplots involving saved children add suspense to Eden's chaste yet exciting romance as Fletcher and Elizabeth grow closer together despite their different class backgrounds. Thoroughly enjoyable chapters of their penny dreadfuls are interspersed throughout the book, offering insight into how each views the world and its struggles. Eden does not shy away from the hardships faced by the Victorian poor, but the daring escapades of the Dread Penny Society and the attraction between the two authors keep the novel from turning grim. Readers will hope for future appearances of Eden's irresistible characters. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Fletcher Walker worked his way up from street urchin to London's most successful penny-dreadful author, but he's starting to lose sales to newcomer Charles King. Fletcher needs the money to help fund the Dread Penny Society, a group of authors who rescue street children. To find the elusive Mr. King, he enlists the help of literary novelist and school headmistress Elizabeth Black. While consorting with Fletcher might damage her reputation, it would be worse if her secret identity as Fletcher's penny-dreadful rival were discovered. Several subplots involving saved children add suspense to Eden's chaste yet exciting romance as Fletcher and Elizabeth grow closer together despite their different class backgrounds. Thoroughly enjoyable chapters of their penny dreadfuls are interspersed throughout the book, offering insight into how each views the world and its struggles. Eden does not shy away from the hardships faced by the Victorian poor, but the daring escapades of the Dread Penny Society and the attraction between the two authors keep the novel from turning grim. Readers will hope for future appearances of Eden's irresistible characters. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

Fletcher Walker, author of the day's most successful penny dreadfuls, has never forgotten his origins. As a member of the Dread Penny Society, he uses his earnings to help make the streets a cleaner and safer place to live. When he learns a new upstart named Charles King is eating away at his top spot and therefore his contributions to the society, he sets out on a quest that leads him to Elizabeth Black, a headmistress at a local girl's school and author of respectable silver-fork novels. Her commitment to causes similar to those Fletcher advocates for intrigues him, but he also senses that Elizabeth knows more than she's letting on about the identity of the mystery author. In fact, she is writing the popular works in question, but if her secret were revealed, her own reputation and that of her school would be ruined. Drawn to Fletcher's intellect as much as his gorgeous looks, Elizabeth finds it increasingly difficult to refuse his invitation to help track down the elusive King. VERDICT Eden's latest entry in the "Victorian" series (after Ashes on the Moor) is a joy to read, filled with adventure, suspense, two characters longing for love but protective of their secrets. Two original penny dreadfuls interspersed throughout make this story even more impressive.—Kellie Tilton, Univ. of Cincinnati Blue Ash

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 July #1

Eden's sweet, lighthearted historical pits a pair of popular writers against Victorian London's dark underbelly. Famed penny dreadful author Fletcher Walker rescues abused children on behalf of the secretive, charitable Dread Penny Society, which fights for and educates the city's unfortunates. He's also trying to hunt down his enigmatic rival writer, Mr. King. Lowborn Fletcher finds unexpected commonalities with literary writer Elizabeth Black, a girls' school headmistress. Elizabeth joins Fletcher's adventures fighting the criminal element but hides her own potentially dangerous secrets from him until she can reveal them on her own terms. Their slowly building, chaste, period-appropriate romance delivers congenial interludes throughout their assorted investigations into such villains as a cruel, sadistic chimney sweep and a shadowy arsonist who threatens Elizabeth's school. Chapters of their respective serials are interspersed throughout, providing a subtle view into the authors' emotional lives. Dedicated readers of historical romance will enjoy many nods to the origins and attractions of their genre. Agent: Pam Victorio, D4EO Literary. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.