City of Schemes

City of Schemes

Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon Bates, when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the life she's built for herself in this all new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Thompson.

The Great War is over, and Elizabeth and Gideon are busily planning their wedding and welcoming home old friends now discharged from the army. One of them, Captain Archie Carstens, the son and heir of a wealthy Knickerbocker family, seems less happy to be home than Gideon had expected. While Archie was in France, he fell in love with a beautiful French woman named Noelle. He desperately wanted to propose, but he was already engaged to a girl he had known all his life back in America.

When Archie receives a letter supposedly from Noelle begging for money to help her flee the terrible conditions in France and come to America, Elizabeth is suspicious. There's no way to verify the letter is actually from Noelle, and she fears that a conman or woman might be trying to take advantage of Archie in his vulnerable state. But that's not all Elizabeth has to worry about. Vicious thug Oscar Thornton has gotten wind of her wedding announcement and realizes the woman who conned him is still alive and well. Gideon and Elizabeth have to figure out a way to help their friend while making sure their worst enemy doesn't destroy their future....

Title:City of Schemes
ISBN:9780593197509
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    City of Schemes Reviews

  • Mark Baker

    Reformed conwoman Elizabeth Miles is getting ready for her wedding to Gideon Bates. They have tried to keep their engagement quiet, but it still shows up in the papers. That brings Oscar Thornton back...

  • Kate Baxter

    The Counterfeit Lady historical mystery series by Victoria Thompson is such a fun story. This fourth in series finds our plucky heroine preparing for her quiet family and close-friends-only wedding. I...

  • Shelley

    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Historical / Mystery*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*City of Schemes is the fourth installment in author Victoria Thompson's Counterfeit Lady series. It has been two months since World ...

  • Jeremy Reppy

    "City of Schemes" was a fun read. This book is actually the fourth book in the series, "A Counterfeit Lady Novel". I have not read the earlier books, but I enjoyed this one, so I plan to go back and r...

  • Victoria Rodríguez

    This story has left me with a genuine smile. World War I has just ended, Elizabeth and Gideon are excited to prepare for their wedding. The plans seem endless, the invitations, the place, everything m...

  • Eve Grant

    City of Schemes by Victoria Thompson kept the pace moving! This is the first book I have read in the Counterfeit Lady series and the author did a great job of weaving in the back story from the previo...

  • Leigh

    In the forth installment of this series Elizabeth is planning her wedding. The war is over, I believe it's early 1919, soldiers are returning home, some with brides they met in Europe in tow. In this ...

  • Nancy

    A 1919 Wedding and a ConIt’s 1919 and the war is over. Gideon’s friend, Captain Logan Carstens, is back from France. He’s engaged to Rosemary, a society beauty, and it should be a happy time, bu...

  • Janelle

    City of Schemes is a historical mystery set in post-WW1 New York. It is the 4th in the Counterfeit Lady series. World War One is over and Elizabeth is planning her wedding. Her time and attention is d...

  • Mary Garrett

    Victoria Thompson's CITY OF SCHEMES stole a whole day from me, and I don’t want it back. I didn’t want to do a single other thing, so captivated was I by the wheels within wheels and schemes withi...