Berkley Historical, 1998, ISBN0-515-12274-2
Cassandra Havelock, Countess of Worthing, is happily looking forward to the independence that will come on her twenty-first birthday. But a mysterious and attractive stranger, claiming to be a dear friend of her late father, makes his appearance at her birthday ball and soon snares her heart. Too late she realizes that she has been duped by a villain. Or is there more to Nigel Wetherby than villainy?
A young heroine determined to be independent and a charming hero seeking
vengeance deal with betrayal, treachery, and family in this compelling,
somewhat unpredictable story that is passionate, complex, and beautifully
Kristin Ramsdell, Library Journal
What is a keeper? For this reader, a keeper is a book that stands out, that
keeps you riveted, that causes you to tune out the rest of the world--one
that you can't put down and one that you want to read again almost
immediately. By those exacting criteria, Mary Balogh's latest Georgian
historical, Thief of Dreams, is a clear keeper.
Jean Mason, The Romance Reader
A vengeance-driven, wounded hero; a naive, charming heroine; and a host of
concerned relatives combine in a story of passion, treachery, and betrayal
that should appeal to those who like their historicals well crafted and on
the dark and unpredictable side. Balogh is a popular writer of both
Regencies and historicals that often push the boundaries of romance.
Thief of Dreams is the story of innocence and love triumphing over darkness
and deception. Mary Balogh describes with tender passion and aching
sensitivity both the beauty of a new love unfolding, and the hard and bitter
struggle with disappointment and disillusionment.
Larry Rogers for New and Used Books