A Lady of Resources: A steampunk adventure novel by Shelley Adina

A Lady of Resources: A steampunk adventure novel

byShelley Adina

Kobo ebook | October 4, 2013

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Book 5 in the Magnificent Devices series!

You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family ... or can you?

Now sixteen, the twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called “the Mopsies” in years … except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm. Upon her graduation from school, Lizzie is awarded an enormous honor—but can she pay the price? Is she ready to be separated from Maggie and become the woman she believes she was meant to be—or will old habits tempt her into defiance and plunge her into disaster?

On a dare, Lizzie picks the wrong man's pocket and nearly loses her life. But these frightening events bear unexpected fruit: The dream Lizzie holds closest to her heart comes true in a most unexpected way. But this dream, too, comes with a price. Lizzie must decide whether her true family is the one she was born to … or the one she chose that long-ago day when the Lady of Devices steamed into their lives …

“This story is an excellent introduction into a new chapter in the Magnificent Devices series, showing the world can continue even with Lady Claire taking a back seat. This makes me immensely happy because it means one of my favourite steampunk series now has nearly infinite scope for continuation and expansion. May the series continue going from strength to strength!” —Fangs for the Fantasy, on A Lady of Resources

“Adina is a literary master in her field.” —BookLoons.com

Title:A Lady of Resources: A steampunk adventure novelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 4, 2013Publisher:Moonshell Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939087058

ISBN - 13:9781939087058

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Wonderful Addition to The Magnificent Devices Series! A Lady of Resources continues Shelley Adina's wonderful steampunk series Magnificent Devices. The young Mopsies, Lizzie and Maggie, play a large role in the previous four books, going from scavenging on the street, picking pockets and living in a gang of thieves to becoming part of Claire Trevelyan's ragtag family of orphaned misfits in Victorian England. Under Claire's care, the Mopsies learn what it means to be part of a "Flock" and to know true love and loyalty. In this, the fifth book of the series, the girls are now sixteen years of age and finishing up their schooling in Germany when Lizzie learns that she may not be an orphan at all, but has a father and half brother and even a set of grandparents. Desperate for the story of her own past, as well as enjoying the attention being lavished on her by her new and wealthy family, Lizzie is torn between her old world and her new one. Wanting desperately to fit in, she is determined to attend a Ladies Finishing school in France in order to learn all the rules and manners of the upper class so she doesn't embarass herself and will be accepted as one of them. She thinks that perhaps the life of married lady is one she might enjoy, much to Claire's surprise and disappointment, as she feels Lizzie should take her education further because she has such incredible potential, but Claire also understands Lizzie's desire for a family of her own and acknowledges that many powerful and influential women like Lady Dunsmuir, are wives and mothers and that they too have an important role to play. Yet when Lizzie begins to see some things that don't add up, and finds herself in a dangerous and desperate situation, she realizes that family is sometimes more than just the blood that runs in your veins, and that loyalty and trust and love are what really matters, and she calls on her "flock" for help! Another wonderful read in which we learn much more about the Mopsies origins and how they came to be on the streets of London alone at such a young age. Highly recommended, as are all the books in this series.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from entertaining interesting and entertaining read lots of suspense and good characters Good plots with ingenious ways of getting out of sticky situations
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