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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever...
Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money!
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a YA historical novel, about a girl who wanted women to be equal to men.
Lillian/Lily was quite a head-strong character, and she was determined to make a stand and make people see that women were just as capable as men, even if her methods were a little naïve!
Mr Ambrose was also quite a character, and his letters that he wrote were certainly to the point, even if Lily thought them rude.
The storyline in this was about Lily bluffing her way into a man’s job working as a secretary to Mr Ambrose, and then about a missing document, which Mr Ambrose was intent on finding. The pace in this was really slow though, and I found that I would want to put this down after only a couple of chapters.
There was a bit of romance, but it was very slow, and we didn’t get much!
The ending to this was a giant cliff-hanger!
6.5 out of 10