And Only to Deceive: A Novel of Suspense

Paperback | October 10, 2006

byTasha Alexander

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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.

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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 murderFor Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother...

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From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murderAnd Only to DeceiveFor Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearin...

When not reading, Tasha Alexander can be found hard at work on her next book featuring Emily Ashton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:October 10, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006114844X

ISBN - 13:9780061148446

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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

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