Four of the five daughters of England's Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert were regal, genteel, and everything a princess should
be. But one was rebellious, scandalous, and untamed.
This is her story. . . .
To the court and subjects of Queen Victoria, young Princess
Louise-later the Duchess of Argyll-was the "Wild One." Proud and
impetuous, she fought the constraints placed on her and her
brothers and sisters, dreamed of becoming an artist, and broke with
a three-hundred-year-old tradition by marrying outside of the
privileged circle of European royals. Some said she wed for love.
Others whispered of a scandal covered up by the Crown. It will take
a handsome American, recruited by the queen's elite Secret Service,
to discover the truth. But even as Stephen Byrne-code name the
Raven-vows to risk his life to protect the royal family from
violent Irish radicals, he tempts Louise with a forbidden love that
could prove just as dangerous.
In the vein of Philippa Gregory, Mary Hart Perry tells the
riveting story of an extraordinary woman-a princess who refused to
give up on her dreams, including her right to true love.