The Second Mrs Thistlewood
Arthur wants a revolution. Susan wants freedom – from Arthur. For ordinary women in Regency England, divorce is not an option. Desperate to leave her militant husband, all hope seems lost for Susan until an encounter with a charming Bow Street Officer. Is he the key to Susan’s freedom, or will he place her in the greatest danger of all?
In Regency England, it takes courage to end a marriage.
Arthur Thistlewood is fighting for a revolution. Susan Thistlewood is fighting for freedom. From Arthur.
Battered and bruised by her violent husband, Susan finds comfort in food and books. As Arthur’s legal property, leaving the marriage seems an impossible dream — until a chance encounter with a charismatic Bow Street Runner. In the sanctuary of an inconspicuous London bookshop, the Runner’s easy manner and unexpected generosity compel Susan to pursue a life without her husband. But will the Bow Street officer provide a key to Susan’s freedom? Or will he place her in the greatest danger of all?
Inspired by true events from the Cato Street Conspiracy of 1820, this is a tale of courage, determination, and love.