From the New York Times–bestselling author: When a hotel designed to keep destitute nobility afloat burns down, a spinster commits a daring heist.
The Poor Relation is a London hotel owned and run by high society’s down and out. When it burns to the ground, the genteel paupers who work there hatch a plan to save their golden goose. Enter Lady Tonks, a spinster about to shed her meek and mousy image by posing as a highwayman to rob her wealthy sister’s coach. But when Miss Tonks mistakenly stops the carriage of the dashing Lord Eston, she not only gains an accomplice to her crime, but an irresistible suitor for her debutante niece. That is, if the bumbling Miss Tonks actually succeeds in saving her and her friends from ruin. As it turns out, Miss Tonks has more than a few tricks up her sleeve . . .
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