Wild Masquerade - Wild Pedigrue, Bk 3 Author:Lisa Bingham Sensible Constance Pedigrue reluctantly agrees to pay off her debt to successful theatrical producer Gideon Payne by working for him. But a madman's scheme has set the stage for Constance and Gideon to join forces -- testing their reluctant trust, and sparking reckless hungers.
"Wild Masquerade" is the last book in a trilogy about the Pedigrue sisters. They lived in virtual servitude to their father because of their mother's supposed "ungodliness". Upon his death, all three daughters must spend a year "working" at various professions to receive a yearly stipend and be able to stay in their house in Boston.
"Wild Masquerade" is a great finish to the series. Constance Pedigree goes to New York to work as a seamstress at a Broadway theatre. However, she misreads the street numbers and ends up at a burlesque house where her cat inadvertently causes $2500 worth of damage to the building's new mirror. Her remarkable likeness to the hero's deceased wife starts off a chain reaction adventure that puts both into mortal danger, but also incredible joy. The villain hides in plain sight, but isn't revealed until the last few pages.
How the mother outwits her husband's final attempts to control his daughters brings the story full circle for a happy conclusion.
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"With an "incredible talent " that never fails to "leave you breathless" (Rendezvous), Lisa Bingham magically weaves tender romance with thrilling adventure. Now she brings her Wild trilogy to a dazzling conclusion as the as the most proper Pedigrue sister clashes with a powerful theater magnate, and things become far passi9onate - and dangerous - than any make-believe..."
" Though the most sensible of the Pedigrue sisters, Constance has long harbored a romantic dream of working in the theater. But she never expected that a string of disasters would leave her stranded in New York - and in debt to scandalously successful theatrical producer Gideon Payne! With little choice, Constance accepts his offer of employment, but is determined to teach the notorious Mr. Payne a much-needed lesson before she's through."
"Yet as Constance soon discovers, there is more to Gideon than meets the eye. His beautiful actress wife - who looked exactly like Constance - died under mystifying circumstances. And now someone obsessed by her memory is committing terrrifying crimes."
"As Constance's feelings begin to waver, she and Gideon join forces to unravel the mystery. But a madman's scheme has set the stage, testing their reluctant trust, sparkling reckless hungers, and threatening much more than their wildest imaginings..."
Lisa Bingham magically weaves tender romance with thrilling adventure. Now she brings her Wild trilogy to a dazzling conclusion as the most proper Perigrue sister clashes with a powerful theater magnate, and things become far more passionate- and dangerous-than any make-believe...