Monday, March 24, 2014

The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener

Charlotte Raven is a lucky girl. Working as a chimney sweep, she is taken in by a wealthy ton woman. Now older, she has escaped her poverty, but it still haunts her. Charlotte is just as comfortable dancing in a ballroom as walking the slum streets. When she becomes Lord Edward Durnham's guide to the London's Crime Scene. Her only request, that Luke her childhood protector and London's most infamous Crime Lord be spared. But Luke wants Charlotte back at his side. Charlotte must make a choice, her past or her present.

This novel brought nineteenth century London to life. The glittering ton lifestyle is harshly contrasted to the London slums. Charlotte navigates both with ease taking the reader along. I loved her giving heart and her quick wit. The romantic love triangle was nicely played out without being overpowering. The action was quick and full of turns. Overall, a great novel.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a review copy.


  1. I like the cover...but not her hair. Ugh.
    this sounds super good.

  2. The hair is odd. Its not half up or all up. Just somewhere in between.

    It wasn't a bodice ripper, but I loved the romance.