Lady Isabel Beckinhall charitably stops to pick up an injured man in a Harlequin costume while a mob rages a few blocks away. He refuses to remove his mask while she treats his wounds. Little did she know that she has the Ghost of St Giles in her home. The Ghost is St. Giles version of Robin Hood going about making his London neighborhood safe. Winter Makepeace is the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children, a home his family established. Winter depends on generous donations and finds himself having to accept the tutoring in the ways of the nobles of society by Lady Isabel. Lady Isabel has no idea of the Ghost's identity and Winter plans to keep it that way even though at night their passions are revealed.
Thief of Shadows / Elizabeth Hoyt 367 p.