And Only to Deceive: A Novel of Suspense by Tasha AlexanderAnd Only to Deceive: A Novel of Suspense by Tasha Alexander

And Only to Deceive: A Novel of Suspense

byTasha Alexander

Paperback | October 10, 2006

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From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander, a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek.

Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. To complicate matters, she's juggling two prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

When not reading, Tasha Alexander can be found hard at work on her next book featuring Emily Ashton.
Title:And Only to Deceive: A Novel of SuspenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:October 10, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006114844X

ISBN - 13:9780061148446


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Enjoyable read! I read the book a few times. Always a delight to read.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This was pretty good. I read it because I really enjoyed the Lady Julia Grey series.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this series! This book was on my to-read list for a very long time before I actually got around to reading it. The good thing is that I loved the first book so much so that I immediately started reading the next book in the series and kept going.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Lady Emily book I had read "A Poisoned Season" accidentally prior to reading this book. Despite me reading a bit out of order, I didn't feel there were many spoilers. Lady Emily is a fascinating character, with modern views, despite living in the Victorian time period. Her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, and she sets out to find out what really happened.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storytelling I read this book in October 2000 and I still remember how absorbed I got in this story. Anne Rivers Siddons is an excellent writer and the stories she tells are easy to relate to while also making you think about things a bit differently.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christie's review I loved it. Great start to the series. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Somewhat slow going at times but I liked it enough that I will keep reading the series.
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mystery, suspence and romance Lady Emily gets married to get away from her overpowering mother to a man she does not really know, and when he dies within the first year of her marriage Emily does not really know what to make of it. Emily finds society and her mother repressive and that being a widow grants her many freedoms which she does not want to give up so quickly. Emily begins to plan for her future and discovers that her husband really loved her and that someone might have killed him. Emily tries to figure out what happened to her late husband and find herself in the process. This book can be a little hard to read as it is based on a real time and place. It takes a little getting used to, but it is well worth it.
Date published: 2009-09-15

Editorial Reviews

“The story spans genres, appealing to lovers of suspense, history and romance...historically correct and beautifully done.”