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The Shadow of a Sin

Charlotte Brame

Book Overview: 

A story of a young woman in love and the sacrifices she makes in order to save a man's life when he is accused of murder. Has she gone too far and risked too much? Will she ever find happiness again, or is she destined to live a life of secrecy?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .o her face; her fair hair, soft and shining, seemed to crown the graceful head like a golden diadem.

Claude Lennox, in his half-selfish, half-chivalrous way, fell in love with her. He said something to Lady Vaughan about her one day, and she gave him to understand that her granddaughter was engaged. She did not tell him to whom, nor did she say much about it; but the few words piqued Claude, who had never been thwarted in his life.

On the first day they met, his mother had warned him not to fall in love with the beautiful girl, who might be an heiress or might have nothing—to remember that in his position he could marry whom he would, and not to throw himself away.

Lady Vaughan, too, on her side, seemed much disposed to forbid him even to speak to Hyacinth. If he proposed calling at Queen's Chase, she either deferred his visit or took good care that Hyacinth should not be in the way; and all this she did, as she believed, unperceived. . . . Read More

Community Reviews

The more books I read by Charlotte M. Brame (aka Bertha M. Clay), the more I like her.

“The Shadow of a Sin” kept me engaged throughout because I cared about the main characters, particularly the lead female Hyacinth.

Hyacinth at first comes across as spoilt and rebellious, but the reader soon finds o