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Darlene Marshall, author

I write award-winning historical romance about pirates, privateers, smugglers and the occasional possum.

A Lady Awakened - Cecilia Grant I enjoyed this debut novel very much. The author has a writing style which puts her book at a level higher than the authors guilty of the "Regency wallpaper" style of writing, where you feel like the story could be anytime, anywhere, but happens to have a scene at Almacks.The only thing that stopped me from giving it five stars was a feeling that there was a touch of contrivance to the ending. Too many people were expected to keep too many secrets for it all to work. Nonetheless, I will eagerly look forward to the next novel from Ms. Grant.