A LADY'S MAID

A LADY'S MAID JENNIFER JOHNSON
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JOHNSON. JENNIFER
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Molly O’Malley, lady’s maid to the progressive Lady
Amanda Halloway, is determined to continue the
life’s work of her lost love, killed in the Peterloo
Massacre. But when her efforts and a trip to Lady
Halloway’s charitable orphanage culminate in her
own abduction, Molly’s eyes are opened to the
horrifying crimes transpiring in the city’s slums.
Despite the risks, she broadens her mission and is
drawn ever closer to the peril all around them.
Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway
household, has been with Molly from the beginning,
but he fears she will never trust him with her heart.
Even though her cause and happiness are of foremost
importance to him, his loyal patience is tested by
the fears that keep her at a distance. But with their
safety on the line, Thomas is resolved to sacrifice
everything for the woman he loves.
Risking their lives and their love, Molly and Thomas
and a team of nobles on their side will stop at
nothing to empower the powerless, no matter the
personal cost.

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15 Total Reviews
Just how I like my historical fictions
4 out of 5
lilacqueen75
Location: USA
Date: August 11, 2019
I don't know what it is exactly, but when given a straight history book, I'm bored to tears and have a hard time picking it up. But I love a good historical fiction! When I can learn something about history in a story with fictional characters, especially when a sweet romance is thrown into the mix, I'm all over it. A LADY'S MAID delivered just what I was hoping for. Molly is so passionate about her cause and it was interesting to read about women's suffrage and child labor issues in the 1830s and what some people were willing to do to ease the plight of so many. I love the support Thomas is for Molly. This story is more than just a romance, which plays a secondary part to the story. I could almost taste the characters fears and adrenaline over their situations. These are some rock solid characters and the risks they took gave me some anxiety. I enjoyed learning more about this time in history through a well-told story. Content: mild romance; moderate violence/suffering *I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*
Recommended
A Historical Romance Worth Reading
5 out of 5
Jessica B
Location: Roy, Utah
Date: August 9, 2019
Ten years after the events of "The Nobleman's Daughter," Molly O'Malley is still grieving the loss of the man she loves in the Peterloo Massacre. Desperate to keep his work alive, Molly works with Lady Amanda, and her husband Lord Halloway to improve women's rights. Set in the rich background of the 1830's sufferage movement, Jen Geigle Johnson, tells the story of love, friendship, and determination. The characters are warm and real, filled with faults and trials that everyone can identify with. Rooting for these characters as they come to know and love each other was a delight and I can only say I wish the story was longer.
Recommended
A historical novel full of fascinating period details and exciting plotlines.
5 out of 5
Heidi G.
Location: Utah
Date: August 8, 2019
A Lady's Maid isn't just a regency romance. It's a historical tale revolving around the fight for suffrage, the right to vote, a fight for those whose voices were so often ignored or deliberately set aside. A problem that remains with us today. I found it fascinating though to get a glimpse at the time and place. I like to think that though Lady Amanda, Molly, Thomas, and the others are fictional, that there were those like them, who worked hard in support of their causes. I loved reading about their efforts to help the orphans. Not only does Johnson do an excellent job in creating her setting, but she has also created a compelling plot with several subplots, as well as some fabulous characters. In her previous book, A Nobleman's Daughter, Lady Amanda and Lord Halloway's story and romance is told. That story revolves around the fight for working people's rights but resulted in a massacre. This new book tells the story of Molly, Lady Amanda's maid, and takes place ten years after the previous book ended. Despite the time having passed, Molly still grieves the loss of her love, Charlie. Still, she is attracted to Thomas, a footman in the Halloway's household, and a partner and friend also involved in the Halloway's work for the poor and for suffrage. In addition to Molly and Thomas's story, which gives the reader a glimpse at the work of the working class, Johnson tells the tale of Lady Chloe and Lord Annesley. Lady Chloe gets involved in Lady Amanda's work but struggles with shyness as well as her feelings for Lord Annesley. Lord Annesley is a childhood friend of Lady Chloe and the Halloways, who is also part of their cause. Unfortunately, because of his father's poor financial decisions, he soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place, when he is blackmailed into spying on the suffrage movement by the prime minister. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the way all the different characters interacted through the various plot lines. If you enjoy regency romances or well-told historical fiction, I highly recommend this one.
Recommended
A Lady's Maid
4 out of 5
Singing Librarian Books
Location: UT
Date: August 7, 2019
Author Jen Geigle Johnson has written a beautiful and powerful story about women who chose to make a difference for those to follow. These women sacrificed greatly to make a better world for women going forward. Making it possible for women to also have rights. It’s obvious that Johnson has done her homework and thoroughly researched her story, enhancing it and bringing it to life and portraying it so that readers can better understand and know what life used to be like for women. This is a wonderful story that not only brings to life the history of women’s suffrage, but also has a romance element as well. Readers who pick up this story will be absolutely delighted with the contents! Genre: historical, regency, romance Publisher: Covenant Communications Publication date: August 1, 2019 Number of pages: 350 A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Recommended
Powerfully Good!
5 out of 5
Charity Jacob
Location: Magna, UT
Date: August 7, 2019
A Lady’s Maid by Jen Geigle Johnson is a follow-up to her first book, A Nobleman’s Daughter. Though they are connected, you don’t necessary have to read them in order, but I do advise that you do so the story connects with you better. I had the lucky opportunity to get copy of this book prior to it’s release at the beginning of this month. The main idea was to finish it before release, but with a hectic last few weeks I have not had much time to devote to this book like I would have liked to, because this book was powerfully good. I believe that I was all the more invested to the story because I was already connected to the characters from A Nobleman’s Daughter. Both of these books are historical romances taking place in England in the 1800s. The first one dealt with the working class suffrage, and this book focused more on women’s suffrage. I learned a lot about those dealings from these books, and the romance in the books are bonus, especially from this book where you get two going on. It was awesome! I highly recommend this book to all romance and historical lovers out there.
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Nicely Done
4 out of 5
Bookworm Lisa
Location: UT
Date: August 6, 2019
***4.5 stars*** I am in awe of the women who worked to give us the rights that we have today. This book centers on characters who fought for women's suffrage. Molly is a lady's maid to a forward-thinking lady. She is given leave to work on a cause both she and her mistress believe in. Amanda Halloway is the MC in The Nobleman's Daughter. (Another book that I highly recommend.) The Lady and her maid make a formidable team. The characters are wonderful. I enjoyed all of them and their role in the book, with the exception of a very bad man, but even he had an important place in the story. This book really brings out the fight for women to vote and the work that was done to accomplish this goal many years before it became a reality. Not only does this book deal with sufferage, but it also opened my eyes to the working conditions of children in factories and the plight of the poor in Regency England. If you love historical fiction and to learn while you are reading a well thought out and researched book, you should definitely pick this one up. The characters and plot are engaging. It is entertaining while informative. There is suspense, political intrigue, danger, and romance all put together nicely in one package. This book contains non-graphic violence, innuendo, descriptions of women forced into a brothel, child endangerment, and romance. Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Recommended
A wonderful regency era novel!
5 out of 5
BooksAreSanity!!!
Location:
Date: August 6, 2019
It is no secret that I absolutely love regency era novels. But you guys! This one just surprised me like that really good molten chocolate cake you get on the cruise. You think it is going to be good but once you take a bite you have to eat the entire thing and then you wish there was more! This book is awesome sauce because it isn't just one love story...it is two love stories! I loved reading the perspectives from different characters, I loved trying to piece all of the different clues to the puzzle together, and you guys I loved the strong characters! There were times when I was screaming in my head, "Communicate! Tell someone!!! HELLO!!! If you just tell them then problems can be solved!!!" But alas, the characters did not listen to my silent screaming and had to suffer more. That being said, this book is not just your typical regency romance, it is more about women's rights and protecting children from a historical perspective. I loved the historical information along with the emotional roller coaster I got to ride along with all of these characters. A Lady's Maid is powerful, emotional, beautiful, and a story I will not soon forget! I received a copy of this book for free; all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended
Wonderful historical!
5 out of 5
TT42
Location: ID
Date: August 6, 2019
This story has stayed with me for days. I loved the approach Ms Johnson took for such a sensitive topic as women’s suffrage and child labor laws mixing in some romance and of course the perfect amount of drama/action. I appreciated the strong historical references-I’m pretty sure that’s why this story has stuck with me. Fantastic writing!! Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
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I loved this historical romance!
5 out of 5
Cathy
Location: UT
Date: August 5, 2019
I love reading a good historical romance novel. And Jen Geigle Johnson is one of my favorite authors who writes this type of book. I love the way she writes. Her characters are fantastic and I love the worlds she makes around her characters. This one features Molly. She’s Lady Amanda’s personal maid. We were introduced to Lady Amanda in The Nobleman’s Daughter. I love the way the book opens with her on her way to do something she knew she would be arrested for, but it was also something she believed in. Molly and Lady Amanda both work hard on the suffrage movement in England, and that’s what Molly was trying to help in the first chapter. It was kind of ironic how she was found and let in on the fact that she was not going to be arrested that day by Thomas. Thomas…the reader doesn’t see any of the story from Thomas’ point of view. But through Molly’s eyes, it’s obvious that Thomas is a good man. He is always watching out for Molly. And he knows that she isn’t quite ready for a relationship with anyone because she’s still hurting. But he waits. He worries incessantly about her and about the orphanage children they help. Thomas and Molly are two of a kind. They both work hard to make things happen, even when they might be causing danger for themselves. I loved the way this book is set in the middle of something that really did happen. The author included real events and places in her novel. I loved the way there was danger around nearly every corner and the reader knew who the characters needed to watch out for even though the characters didn’t. There were many times I wanted to yell at the characters to watch out. But…that doesn’t really work. There are so many good things about this one. I can’t wait for more of Jen Geigle Johnson’s books!
Recommended
I Loved Molly's Story
5 out of 5
Mara
Location: La
Date: August 2, 2019
Holy moley! What a story!! I read my first book by Jen Geigle Johnson 13 short months ago and she's quickly becoming one of my favorite new authors. I wouldn't classify this strictly as a romance--there are elements of romance in it but I feel they're secondary to the main theme which is women's suffrage. If anyone would've told me I'd love a book about women's suffrage and child labor in England in the 1830's I wouldn't have believed them. This book takes place about 10 years after the events in The Nobleman's Daughter, where Molly O'Malley loses the man she loves in the Peterloo Massacre. Lady Amanda and her husband Lord Halloway are still working for women to be given the right to vote and Molly, Lady Amanda's maid, and Thomas Flaherty, a footman in the Halloway household, work with them on this important issue. I learned so much about women's suffrage while reading this book. I had no idea it was an issue in the 1830's. As I read what Molly and the other women went through I felt as if I was there watching it happen. I loved how Thomas was there for Molly, and how patient he'd been for so many years while she healed from losing Charlie, not knowing if she'd ever see him as more than a good friend. I really liked how Lady Amanda, and Lord Halloway cared for those that worked for them, and helped so many children by building orphanages. I loved the example of Lady Amanda and her husband. They used their position in Society to help others, not use them for their own benefit. One of my favorite parts was when shy Lady Chloe finds her voice and joins the cause. One of the Lords pointed out that "each household gets a vote already. Why clog the voting process by adding additional voices?" Chloe responds "Because my voice is my own." This book is about serious subjects--child labor, hunger forcing women to do horrible things to provide for their children, and most in the upper classes turning a blind eye to it (at the least), and some who made the situation even worse, but it's also about love, caring for others who are less fortunate, and striving to make a difference for those who come after us. Thanks to NetGalley and Covenant Communications for my copy to read and review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Recommended
Rich historical fiction
4 out of 5
Swissmiss
Location: UT
Date: August 2, 2019
A Lady’s Maid features the rich historical research I’ve come to expect from Jen Geigle Johnson’s books. I learned much about the suffrage movement in England in the 1830s and the terrible conditions the poor, especially women and children, endured during this period of time. The relationship between lady’s maid Molly and her employer, Lady Amanda, was interesting and unusual, especially as they were working together to bring about voting for women. The connection between Molly and Thomas as working class characters was intriguing, and the devotion and care that Thomas showed Molly was sweet and tender. Contrasting with that was the relationship between Lady Chloe and Lord Annesley as titled characters, but their romance was just as sweet and tender. This story has a little of everything—history, suspense, intrigue, romance, plus a big helping of faith, courage, and hope. I enjoyed reading the Author’s Notes at the end explaining more about the history of the suffrage movement in England, some of the historical figures, and the results of the efforts of those involved. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Covenant Communications. All opinions are my own.
Recommended
LOVED IT!
5 out of 5
Shauna
Location: UT
Date: August 1, 2019
This book is SO FASCINATING! As you read you will find yourself in the ton with the noblest of the nobility. Then you will stumble into the darkest abyss of the place called Angel Meadow. You will read of the children and women who must suffer like none other and the people who are trying to help them gain freedom and personal rights. Molly and Thomas will quickly become your heroes and you will anxiously read to the very last page wanting to know more. It is SO GOOD! I highly recommend this book!
Recommended
More than a regency romance
5 out of 5
Kristin
Location: Utah
Date: July 31, 2019
Molly, a lady's maid, is frustrated by the lack of movement on the chance for the working class' let alone women's ability to vote. She wants to do so much more than her circumstances allow. Her employer is one of the leaders of the sufferagest movement and loves Molly for her passion for the ability to vote. This book has again opened my eyes to the struggles of the working class and highlights the differences between the different classes. With two different love sorry arcs this book keeps you entertained and in suspense for what will happen next. I received this book from covenant communications my opinion is my own.
Recommended
Loved it!
5 out of 5
Lara C
Location: Utah
Date: July 31, 2019
I loved this book! To see this time of women’s suffrage and human rights through the eyes of a lady’s maid was fascinating. I also very much enjoyed the love stories. There were two separate love stories that were very different and wonderful to see unfold. I love that this author writes wonderful and complex characters. I also enjoy that her stories are clean and sweet. And I love the happy ending! I definitely recommend it! I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own and are expressed voluntarily.
Recommended
If it was important enough for him to die for, then it is important enough for me to live for.
4 out of 5
TimelessNovels
Location:
Date: July 31, 2019
Molly O’Malley is a lady's maid. She tragically lost the love of her life ten years ago. She wants to love again, but she is afraid of what she stands to lose. Thomas Flaherty is a footman in the same household. He loves Molly and has patiently waited for her, but he worries she will never be ready to let him in. I liked hearing from the working class of Thomas and Molly. Though Molly has a very unusual relationship with her employer, because it is so friendly and casual. I loved hearing more about the orphanage and the children. The summary on the back of the book gave no hint that there would be two other major characters and many chapters would be told from the point of view of Lord Annesley and Lady Chloe. Chloe is shy, but she finds her voice fighting for women's suffrage. Due to his father's poor choices, Annesley is forced to act like a puppet for the villain of the story, Theo. The longer he follows Theo, the more he is pulled away from Chloe. As a side-note, I found it funny that it seemed like every character in the book winked. A lot. During this period of history, there were positives like the fight for a woman's right to vote. There were also the devastating events like the Peterloo Massacre, child slaves, and brothels. "If it was important enough for him to die for, then it is important enough for me to live for." Molly, Thomas, Lord Annesley and Lady Chloe came from different social classes but all came together to fight for what they believed in. "Suffrage was the great unifying topic." Historical fiction is my favorite genre. I enjoy when authors research an era and weave historical events into their book in an interesting way. Some speeches in the book during the suffrage rally were direct quotes from those who really fought for women's right to vote. Coughing during the political speeches was so juvenile. I was surprised to find out that people actually did that. To read more about the fight for the freedom of the lower classes, you can find Lady Amanda and Lord Nathaniel's story in The Nobleman's Daughter.
Recommended
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