What a wonderful romance and a great debut! Anne Mallory’s Masquerading the Marquess is a combination of comedy and intrigue, taking place in early s. Masquerading the Marquess is a charming and enjoyable debut for author Anne Mallory. Although there are some elements that are a bit. Avon, Oct , , pp. ISBN: In caricaturist Calliope Minton gains access to her subjects by donning disguises; currently she works as .

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Unfortunately Anne Mallory makes her Avon debut with this exciting new novel in which everyone has something to hide When Steven disappears one day without a word, James and Calliope are thrown together in order to find their missing friend.

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One of my fellow reviewers correctly said there was way too much time spent on the “mystery” and not enough time spent on the character’s relationship. The backdrop of life in the theater is an additional bonus, explaining the expertise that Calliope has with her creative costumes that fooled nearly everyone – except the Marquess.

Mallory seemed to be trying to prove to her audience how cleverly she can craft a plot, adding layer after masqureading of detail and deception.

Masquerading the Marquess by Anne Mallory (2004, Paperback)

Unfortunately the role also plops her right into the lap of James Trenton, Marquess of Angelford, her favourite subject of ridicule and personal enemy. Sure, they had their baggage, but they didn’t irritate me. Masqquerading details for additional description. I’m so glad her writing has matured, and she gave use Seven Secrets.

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His mouth was hanging open. Gina rated it liked it Sep 08, The two are quite pleased to find him in attendance. It just felt like things needed to be tightened up here and there, and even clarified sometimes.

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It had a tangled plot that would unwind in the end. Oct 29, Genieve Ong rated it really liked it Shelves: They were never stupid it is sad that I have to say that, but it seems like it is becoming a rarity – there is nearly always a stupid character or two populating HR. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Stephen has a lead on who the traitor is, but when he gets too close, he is attacked by villains and disappears. Rakish men and smart, feisty women, adventure and mystery, the love and loyalty between two people.

Which is why she does caricatures of them, poking holes in their bloated self-importance. The suspense plot was rather weak and tended to drag out the story, especially in the middle. This was the first novel Anne wrote and it was a real treasure.

Slowly distrust transforms into friendship and animosity into desire. Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell. Unfortunately, after an altercation with the Marquess this evening, she finds herself fired by Lady Simpson and in need of another disguise in order to gain access to the balls of the ton.

Because of her pseudonym, Calliope is able to enjoy her notoriety in peace as she circulates among the ton as a very unassuming and boring woman. Very enjoyable and cleaverly writen. Sep 25, Katyana rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Stephan turns up missing, Calliope is the first person whom James suspects. Skip to main content. With James around, keeping her clever disguise becomes harder that she anticipates, especially since she’s pretending to be a courtesan.


If you’re looking for something that doesn’t drag with unpredictable events, I recommend this one. I hope Deirdre will come back in this series. Mallory does an excellent job with the constant humor, never missing a beat. You’ll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. Preview — Masquerading the Marquess by Anne Mallory. I had so much fun reading this book! Her Mom assures her it is still well loved read: And her greatest pleasure is capturing the nobility at their worst.

But still, the story did grab my interest. Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

The heroine was a malolry -nonsense and sensible character which was a surprise considering most historical romances tend to weave towards dumb heroines and alpha heroes. Books by Anne Mallory. I liked the originality of a low born lady her mother was a mistress and opera singer who makes her living as a caricaturist, and chorus girl in the theater, where her adopted family works.

The resolution of it felt very realistic. October 10, Publication Date: He’s a handsome devil who has earned her disdain by making “witty” remarks at her expense. Her last one was a ladies companion, dressed very dowdy, but masquerdaing got sacked in a very public scene, so that road was closed.

Aug 20, Angelie rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved this story very much. I also really liked the little bits that were devoted to acting.