The Long Masquerade Author:Madeleine Brent Emma Delaney knows nohing of life's shams. She is without pretext and assumes that a bright future awaits her as the bride of the wealthy Oliver Foy. Too soon she discovers that her life is a masquerade and pretense her only salvation. — ...Brushing against the concealed identities and hidden motives of others, Emma quickly acquires secrets of he... more »r own.
When murder compels Emma to flee her husband's Jamaican plantation, she and a faithful friend find sanctuary wandering the Caribbean. Tragedy cuts short their ocean idyll and delivers Emma from her sea roamings. Once again, she adopts another name, another home, another appearance.
In love with a man she must pretend not to love, Emma continues her masquerade amid a Bohemian life in late-19th century London. When the secrets of her past finally overtake her, it is time for all masks to be shed, all secrets to be told.« less