Unmasking Miss Appleby

· Baleful Godmother Book 1 · Emily Larkin
76 reviews

About this ebook

One intrepid young lady, one imperiled earl, sundry nefarious villains … and a dash of dangerous magic.


On her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives an unusual gift from the Faerie godmother she never knew she had: the ability to change shape.

Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man. But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging. Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy.

As Charlotte plunges into London’s backstreets at Cosgrove’s side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her life—and falling in love.


The first novel in the wildly entertaining and multi award-winning Baleful Godmother series by USA TODAY bestselling author Emily Larkin.


Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words

Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes


If you love page-turning historical romances that keep you reading all night long, then this series is for you.

Be swept into a Regency England brimming with passion and peril, adventure and romance, magic and love. Start this addictive series today!

Ratings and reviews

76 reviews
Rhoda Gengaya
April 4, 2020
i felt as if i was actually in the story, it was so descriptive and the characters were so real. A most enjoyable read..
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Alethiea Taylor
June 2, 2019
Far and away, the best regency romance I've ever read. Love the infusion of magic into the story. Such a treat. Looking for more!
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Darlene Lane
September 18, 2019
This was an interesting stand alone book. Fun to read and not knowing how it would end for any of them. Very soft sex content but true romance.
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About the author

Emily Larkin is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."

When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.

Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and fantasy novels as Emily Gee. She has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Australia and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers Choice, Booksellers Best, and Sir Julius Vogel awards.

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