Hidden No More, A Lady Forsaken Series, Book 5 by Author, Christina McKnight

A lady concealed from society…

Lady Ellington, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy marquis, has spent her entire life hiding from London’s high society—both as a result of her own desires and those forced upon her by her overbearing and abusive father. When the marquis passes away suddenly, Ellie feels as though a weight has been lifted and immediately assumes her role as mistress of Drake House. Though she is constantly looking over her shoulder, wondering when it will all be taken from her. And for good reason—no sooner has she shed her black mourning garb than a missive arrives, announcing an heir to the Marquisate. A person she has never heard of before, but one with enough power to change her fate entirely.

A man uncovering the secrets of his past…

Taken in by his nursemaid in infancy and raised as an orphan, Alex has never had the benefits of a name or a bloodline. Yet he’s content to work hard and earn his keep as a stable hand in one of London’s finest homes, proving himself worthy of both his position and his friendship to the beautiful Lady Ellington. When Ellie asks for his help with a delicate matter, he’s happy to oblige, but soon finds himself in the middle of more than he bargained for. His innocent meeting reveals secrets from the past that he never could have imagined, and he discovers that he’s a duke by birth. But even with the possibility of a title and all that goes along with it, Alex is unsure whether he can tear down the walls Ellie has built to protect her heart.

A love neither can hide…

While the two have a love that’s undeniable, it may not be enough to bridge the gap and overcome the obstacles standing in their way. And now, with every secret revealed, there’s even more at stake.

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  • Thank you Christina for such a beautiful story. What a beautiful ending. My sadness about Drake’s story was replaced with happiness and a huge smile. Drake did think of Ellie after all by giving her what she needed most, love, from Alex. Love it, a must read!!”

    – Leslie

  • This was a first for me by Christina McKnight…and although it’s last in a series I really wasn’t lost.
    Ellie and Alex are great characters who have both been let down time and time again. Ellie by her father and Alex by life. Ellie, daughter of a duke and a lady of the night…Alex, an orphan…left by his parents after being hurt as a babe in a carriage accident…he goes to work at the Dukes stables. The Duke treats Ellie horribly, so she’s a beaten down soul and always by herself…chasing after her kitten Ember…ok, really watching Alex from the upper loft of the barn.
    The storyline was really good, the writing was great. So smooth and engaging, I was able to zip right through the story, it flowed so well. I love finding new to me authors and with this wonderfully written story by Ms. McKnight I’ve found a new historical romance author.

    – Rachel

  • I enjoyed this well written addition to the A Lady Forsaken series very much. It has an intriguing story line that draws you in from the start. The characters are intense and have remarkable connections. Two wounded souls come together to make this an exciting journey toward happiness. Must read, you won’t be disappointed.

    – Linda