By the author of the book behind the BBC hit costume drama THE SCANDALOUS LADY WGeorgian England, 1789. Under a cloud of scandal, Henrietta Lightfoot flees her home at Melmouth Park. She has little money and no worthwhile talents, for what use is a neat stitch and a pretty voice outside the drawing room? Without family support, her only hope of survival lies with the dashing but elusive Lord Allenham...In a desperate quest to find him, Henrietta embarks on a journey through London's debauched and glittering underworld, where she discovers more about her own mysterious past than she could have imagined. With the aid of new-found skills at the card table and on the stage, will Henrietta be able to turn her life around to become mistress of her fate?
Hallie Rubenhold is an historian and expert on ordinary women's lives in the 18th century. She is the author of COVENT GARDEN LADIES, which tells the true story of 18th century London's prostitutes. Rubenhold has also selected from and introduced HARRIS'S LIST, the original bestselling directory in which Georgian London's ladies of the night were listed. Find out more about MISTRESS OF MY FATE, COVENT GARDEN LADIES and HARRIS'S LIST at www.henriettalightfoot.co.uk and www.hallierubenhold.com