It's the wager of the season! Can Charlotte's scandalous ways be changed?
Lady Charlotte goes to great lengths to keep her scandalous reputation, feeling no remorse whatsoever for her unconventional social behavior. Cedric, her cousin, thinks she’s an embarrassment to their extended family and decides to embark on the impossible task of reformation. In doing so, he engages a man known for his untainted moral character and respectability among his peers. Albert Beckett eagerly accepts the quest to reform Charlotte, feeling it his moral duty. Charlotte, on the other hand, finds Albert to be a pompous aristocrat, who she spitefully decides to corrupt as he attempts to transform her character. As the two face off for battle, who will win the challenge? Will Charlotte reform her wayward ways? Will Albert fall prey to Charlotte’s trap? A delightful outcome awaits them both.
Hopkins's plot is finely honed, and her writing style is smooth and assured. Lady Charlotte: Ladies of Disgrace is most highly recommended.