GIVEAWAY: 5 copies of Johanna Nicholl’s ‘Lace Balcony’
The Lace Balcony
Vianna Francis, known in the colony as ‘The Sydney Venus’, is a notorious young mistress in keeping to a former gentleman convict, who uses her to entice wealthy men to his gaming tables.
A woman of mystery, Vianna is a magnet for scandal. Was she the mistress of a Royal duke? A lady’s maid who learned the tricks of the world’s oldest profession when in service to a Parisian courtesan? Or the widow of a young man executed on the gallows? Men of high rank are determined to possess this passionate, mercenary beauty.
The L’Estrange half-brothers were born only months apart. One brother is an idealistic dreamer, the other a volatile adventurer. And the rivals have two things in common – a fatal attraction to get-rich schemes that run afoul of the law — and their obsession with Vianna.
COMPETITION CLOSED 08/09/14. Winners were:
Angela P, WA
Marcia B, QLD
Sue S, QLD
Jaime J, SA
Claire G, WA