Fraternitas Aureae Crucis

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

One Touch of Scandal Publisher's Summary

Against the glamorous backdrop of Victorian high society, Liz Carlyle paints a dramatic tale of dangerous desire, the first in her sizzling new trilogy.

All Grace Gauthier ever wanted was the security of a good marriage, family, and home. Instead, despised by her aristocratic father's family because of her mother's foreign birth, she's taken a safe position as a governess. Now, unprotected and alone in London, accused of the shocking murder of her employer, she has no one to turn to except the mysterious - and possibly dangerous - Lord Ruthveyn.

A dark-eyed Lucifer, Ruthveyn guards his secrets carefully. His shadowed past is a source of pain and rumors - only whispered. Grace's plight - which echoes his own - moves him, as does her quiet beauty. Ruthveyn is determined to save Grace by unmasking a killer. But his growing passion places his own heart at risk....

©2010 Susan Woodhouse (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • One Touch of Scandal

    • By: Liz Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    All Grace Gauthier ever wanted was the security of a good marriage, family, and home. Instead, despised by her aristocratic father's family because of her mother's foreign birth, she's taken a safe position as a governess. Now, unprotected and alone in London, accused of the shocking murder of her employer, she has no one to turn to except the mysterious - and possibly dangerous - Lord Ruthveyn.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring What Happened

    • By Cindy Johnston on 10-13-10

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • The Bride Wore Scarlet

    • By: Liz Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In her deliciously intriguing The Bride Wore Scarlet, Carlyle does historical romance absolutely right—as a determined young beauty’s desire to gain entrance into the secret all-male society places her under the powerfully sensuous spell of the group’s ruthless and enigmatic leader. Fans of Amanda Quick and Gaelen Foley are going to love this Bride!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • These things truly are like potato chips.

    • By bluestategirl on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Bride Wore Pearls

    • Fraternitas Aureae Crucis, Book 3
    • By: Liz Carlyle
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Beneath the elegant facade of Victorian high society, the rules of danger and desire are the only rules that apply for the mysterious men of the St James Society. New York Times best seller Liz Carlyle carries listeners deep into this realm of intrigue and passion once more in her breathtaking historical romance sizzler, a scorching story of a very proper lady who flees her home in a far corner of the British Empire, entrusting her safety and her heart to a dangerous outlaw in Victorian London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Zzrole on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $24.95