She was a lady's maid who longed to be a lady. How else could Lucy Balfour hope to win the favor of Andrew, Viscount Harvey, the toast of the town, who seemed ready to take a bride at last? There was only one way to do it, and that was to command his attention. It seemed an impossible dream; first she had to become the peer of her own mistress, the coldly beautiful Lady Angela, who was determined to claim Andrew as her own.
But there was Hamish MacGregor, the wily old butler, who promised to make Lucy's dream come true. With Lucy's unaccountable good luck at baccarat, they could win a fortune. With his cunning, they would conquer London society as "father" and "daughter" and meet the king himself! Having served the rich, he knew how they operated, and Hamish was determined to beat them at their own game. And having met Andrew Harvey, Lucy determined she would never be a servant again.
©2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.; 2014 M. C. Beaton
The story is rather predictable and wildly unbelievable, but what ensured my quitting about Galway through is the DREADFUL narrator. Clearly Ms Dore does not even understand what far too many of the words mean much less how to pronounce them. She clearly doesn't read the book first and look up the words before she records them. I've now given up not only on this book but on any book this woman narrates!
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