Miss Billings Treads the Boards

December 1, 2013|
Miss Billings Treads the Boards by Carla Kelly
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Cynical, lazy Lord Grayson is coerced into delivering a message to lovely Katherine Billings, whose late father frittered away a fortune on artwork. All his purchases were forgeries, save one, which-if sold-would offer Kate a modest living. Meanwhile, Kate has bowed to necessity and set off for Wakefield to become a governess. Gently reared, she has no plans to become a scandalous actress, but Things Happen. Injured by a highwayman hired by his greedy nephew, Lord Grayson staggers to a barn where a play is in progress. There he sees Kate, playing a small role. Through a mishap, she has ended up in Wickfield, not Wakefield, and is performing with the Bladesworth Traveling Company, an acting troupe. What's a lazy and cynical marquis to do? Lord Grayson-using his everyday name of Hal Hampton-joins the troupe, partly to protect himself from his nephew, but mostly to get to know Kate better. They both fall under the spell of the impecunious but talented Bladesworths. A charming French émigré, a single-minded Bow Street Runner, and love round out a summer where the repertory includes deception, faux marriage, the law, and enough unsavory characters to suit any would-be Shakespeare. After all, the play's the thing.
Title:Miss Billings Treads the BoardsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:268 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:268 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:Epicenter PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603819150

ISBN - 13:9781603819152

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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