When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman—or woman, as it were—robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poor.
Life-long friend and neighbor, Phineas Dartwell, Earl of Leyburn, suspects his dear friend is up to no good. She’s become evasive, and even worse, he cares that she’s become evasive. When she refuses to confide in him, claiming it’s for his own good, he severs the friendship out of wounded pride and a wounded heart.
But when Victoria’s activities are brought to light in the eyes of the magistrate, Phineas must find a way to acquit his friend—and dare he hope, future wife?—of the charges.
This is the second time I have read this book and love it. I can never pass up a book that has a Robin Hood feel to it! Victoria and Phineas have been friends forever and he looks over her like a brother until he notices she is up to something. Well planned out robberies, adventure, and new feelings pull you into this story.
Victoria is a female Robin Hood. She has been determined to help people since she was a little girl, but her parents don’t share that opinion so she has to do it on her own. She is smart and knows she could hang for what she does and that she could be found out. I loved her and that she was determined.
Phineas is a great man. He has always said Victoria was like a sister and that’s why he watched over, but he soon realized his true feelings. He is a very caring man and an artist that will help anyone that he can. I loved him from the start.
I wished it was longer because it went by so fast.