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A Scarlet Pimpernel re-imagining with fairies and magic.

The Fair Folk are stealing children.

One man is stealing them back.

When Miss Lilybeth Rose Hathaway and her family arrive in Ardmond for the season, Lily can’t help but be charmed by wealthy, popular Theo Overton’s lovely manners and genuine affection. The Hathaways are soon elevated far beyond what they might have imagined, and like everyone else, they are captivated by rumors of the national hero known as the Wraith, who is saving human children from the terrors of the Fair Court.

The arrival of the Special Envoy of the Fair Court tasked with capturing the Wraith frightens everyone. But the Wraith is far too clever to be captured…until the stakes become personal.

The Wraith and the Rose is a delightful re-imagining of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a Victorian-inspired setting with dangerous Fair Folk and a love worth dying for.

©2021 C.J. Brightley (P)2021 C.J. Brightley

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The narration really sold it for me.

The narration was wonderful but there was a bit too much focus on virginal modesty for me. Also the FL ended up feeling rather weak and then was portrayed as carrying more guilt than the ML even tho hers was a mistake and he worked at hiding things. It just frustrated me. Up through the first half tho I enjoyed it very much.