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My Favorite Thief
My Favorite Thief
My Favorite Thief
January 2004

Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery/Suspense, 2nd place winner of the Barclay Gold, and a finalist for Romance Writers of America's Rita Award, the Aspen Gold Award, the Golden Quill Award, the Madcap Award, the Booksellers Best Award and the Orange Rose Award!!!
"Another exquisite love story from Monk, an author skilled at fashioning history and passion into beautifully compelling romances."

"5 STARS!...Karyn Monk has a talent for creating warm and lovable characters and placing them in the worst imaginable situations. What takes place will keep your eyes riveted to the pages until the very end. I loved every second! Highly recommended reading!"
---Huntress Reviews

"My Favorite Thief is absolutely wonderful. Karyn Monk is a master at creating endearing, flawed characters and breathing an exciting life into them...a beautiful love story."
---Reader to Reader

"Monk's plot, peopled with an utterly delightful cast of characters, grabs you from the first page...For a pure charmer of a read, you can't beat My Favorite Thief."
--Romantic Times BOOKclub

"Loved the story. It was a delight...You owe it to yourself to read it."
--Romance Reviews

"My Favorite Thief is a must read for any historical fan."

"Ms. Monk hooks you quickly in the beginning, making this a very difficult novel to put down."
--Old Book Barn Gazette

"My Favorite Thief is an action-packed Victorian romantic suspense that hooks the audience...Lottie is a superb protagonist combining reticence and courage..."
--The Best Reviews

"A beautiful love story...a unique tale of unconditional love found in the most unusual circumstances...My Favorite Thief stands alone and is a story worthy of a high recommendation."
--Romance Reviews Today

"Monk has created a band of colorful characters, keeping this fast-paced story an entertaining read. Harrison and Charlotte are a joy to watch as they discover each other...Monk continues to write wonderful stories filled with adventure, where her characters find love in the most unexpected places with the most intriguing people."
--The Oakland Press

"My Favorite Thief is a thrilling action-packed mystery...Karyn Monk has written a superb tale of love, passion, and intrigue."
--Historical Romance Club

"An unexpectedly delightful Victorian romantic suspense...with a quick moving plot and original characterizations, Monk draws upon expected qualities which make her work sparkle...My Favorite Thief comes highly recommmended."
--Midwest Book Review

"Karyn Monk's story is filled with sensuality, color, and complexity...With an absorbing story and thoroughly appealing characters...Fans of romance fiction will truly enjoy this novel. My Favorite Thief will steal your heart!"
--Romance Fiction Forum


She should have been terrified, but Charlotte surprised even herself when she found herself helping a masked jewel thief. Now, after impulsively escaping in a waiting carriage, she finds herself alone with a dangerously seductive stranger whose identity remains a mystery that could steal not only her heart--but her life.


The robbery was a disaster but the danger was real, and the last thing Harrison Payne, earl of Bryden, planned was to be saved by a willowy, unconventional beauty. Already captivated by her courage and sensuality, Harrison is equally intrigued by her clumsy attempt to blackmail him. But Charlotte is hiding a past--and a secret--as dangerous as his own. And as an enemy seeks to destroy them both, they will abandon themselves to the passionate destiny that has drawn them together...and a chance at a love worth risking everything.

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