Dark Angels: Book summary and reviews of Dark Angels by Karleen Koen

Dark Angels

by Karleen Koen

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Dark Angels by Karleen Koen
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  • Published Sep 2006
    192 pages
    Genre: Romance

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Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV’s Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and anxious to re-establish herself quickly. First, she will regain her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II’s queen. Then she will marry the most celebrated duke of the Restoration, putting herself in a position to attain power she’s only dreamed of. As a duchess, Alice will be able to make or break her friends and enemies at will. But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn’t mind seeing dead. But Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans, and if her own father is one of them ....

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"Koen blends history, mystery and romance to craft a historical romance that will delight fans of the genre." - PW.

"Koen's tale unfolds at a pace so leisurely that any drama sounds like a thunderclap. Those seeking explosions and the period equivalent of car chases ... are advised to look elsewhere." - Kirkus.

"The modern language and sensibility of this tale of politics and intrigue are sure to make it popular everywhere, especially with readers wanting to know more about one of the most compelling characters from Through a Glass Darkly - Library Journal.

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This is a prequel to Koen's bestselling Through a Glass Darkly.

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