Shadow of a Lady Author:Jane Aiken Hodge Against the backrop of the Napoleonic Wars and the glitter of the court of Naples, this captivating novel unfolds the story of Helen Telfair, a young English woman in search of herself. — Helen, intelligent, witty, rebellious, had sworn never to marry. But when she found herself with child after a brutal encounter with a stranger, she agreed to m... more »arry the wealthy and dissolute Lord Henry Merritt.
Helen, neglected by her husband, felt very much alone -- until she met Emma, the celebrated Lady Hamilton.
No two women were less alike. Emma was uneducated, sensual, and by sheer will and unsurpassed beauty had catapulted herself into a brilliant marriage and into a scandalous affair with the famous Lord Nelson.
But fate joined these two unforgettable women in a drama of intrigue and war and Helen's destiny was newly shaped by a great and exotic moment in history.« less