Lies & Deceits
The Extraordinary Life of Amy Winston, Book 3
Given Amy’s upbringing do not expect her to behave like the other debutantes. Nor will she remain quiet when young men behave badly.
Despite her lack of dowry and cloudy past, Amy Winston becomes one of the most sought-after young ladies in the London marriage mart. Some desire her for her beauty and charm while others appreciate her unique skills of seeing with her mind, healing with her hands, and disappearing in plain sight. By her choice of husbands, she secures her safety. However, her marriage almost brings the English Parliament to its knees.
Marsh cursed beneath his breath and then glared at Amy. “Mark out dowd and put me in for your third dance,” he instructed.
Amy studied him for a moment. “Are you an only child?”
“Yes, why do you ask?”
“Did you like your nanny?”
“And your tutors?”
“Not so much.” His forehead crinkled in annoyance. “Is there some point to your questions?”
Darby sighed and stared at the ceiling in exasperation. “She is trying to figure out why you are such a pompous ass and expect to have your way all the time. She has no doubt concluded from her three questions that you were spoiled by your nanny into a horrid monster of a boy who has no idea how to make or keep friends, and clearly from your display today, she will conclude you’ve not made much progress since.” He then looked at Amy. “You can move me to the fourth dance if you are still willing to give this brat a chance. In his favor, he’s a very good dancer and can be an interesting conversationalist, if you can keep him from talking about himself.”
Amy ran an arrow to the forth line for Darby and added JM on the third line.
“Why does Darby get more letters?” Marsh asked.
Amy laughed and added vsgd at the end of his initials for ‘very spoiled good dancer’.
“That doesn’t spell anything…”
At this point, Ann felt compelled to intervene. “John, you’ve got your dance, dear. Stop bullying Amy and leave now.”
Book 1- Pure Innocence
Book 2 – Love’s Betrayals
Book 3 – Lies and Deceits
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Liza O’Connor’s favorite books are Pride & Prejudice and Douglas Adams’ four book trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Go figure…
Raised in the southern mid-section of U.S., Liza escaped to the East Coast once out of college. She’s worked as a journalist, a radio DJ, a security guard, a stock broker, a strategist, and a business solutions consultant to name a few of her many occupations. Again…go figure.
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It was wonderful to see what happened to such a unique character. Ms. O'Connor has created a character who is strong at a time when women didn't have much say in their lives, often at the whim of their guardians and husbands. Amy puts herself in danger in order to do what is right but this only adds to the amazing story.
Amy has become a young woman who knows her own mind and isn't willing to put aside her morals for anyone. Luckily, she has people around her who care about her and are able to help her remain safe. If only I could find such amazing friends!
If you love strong female characters and engaging stories, you will love Lies & Deceits. You also don't have to read them in order but you will want to learn about what made Amy into such an amazing person.