Ladies of Mischief #1
Renn Arelia's Story
n the spring of 1788,
Renn Arelia Sheridan stares up at a
portrait of the First Duchess of Chippenham, and the
painting clearly shows an emerald brooch on her gown.
Arelia's hand slips into her pocket fingering the brooch
deceased mother gave her.
Her nape prickles with
caution. This piece is what they
sought when they ransacked her parent's manor and forced
to London, betrothing her to marry a French Marques.
The proverbial straw, the significance of her mother's
locket, embroils Renn Arelia. She escapes the ancestral
estate, hoping the heirloom is a blessing and not a
Her quest is a teaching position at an
Gravesend. Spiraling from one disaster to the next, she
deceitfully gains passage aboard a ship and tumbles into
circle of a devil captain, forever changing the course of
She has no idea the locket will define
her as though it is a
certificate of birth.