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The Madness of Miss Grey by Julia Bennet. Historical Romance Release & ARC review.

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All of society believes former actress Helen Grey to be mad, but after a decade imprisoned in a crumbling Yorkshire asylum, she’s managed to cling to sanity. When a new doctor arrives, she finally sees an opportunity for freedom and she’ll do anything to not let it slip between her fingers. 

Dr. William Carter knows Miss Grey is using him, but he can’t blame her. She’s no madder than he is yet she’s spent years in this place. He’ll help her escape, but they can’t cross the line and give into temptation—no matter how much he would like.

Helen and Will need to work together if she’s ever going to be free. It won’t be easy, not when her mysterious benefactor is determined to keep her locked up and hidden from society forever. When Helen is entangled in her own trap and begins to fall for Will too, she must fight not only for her liberty but for her right to love.


Dr William Carter is a housekeeper's son who was lucky to have a sponsor who paid for his education.  He has a new job in an asylum,  and is shocked at the way the patients are treated.  The doctor in charge has a good reputation and Will has always wanted to work with him,  but finds the man is nothing like he expected.
Miss Helen Grey has been a patient/prisoner in the asylum since her mother died ten years ago.  The doctor in charge and the so called nurse who control her are in the pay of someone who wants her kept out of sight. 
The way these places were run and the treatments they were subject to in that era is truly scary.  Anyone could use any excuse to commit a person,  especially women possibly forever.  Our hero is a wonderful, honest man and a very good doctor.  Our heroine is a brave woman who has somehow managed to survive the worst that life can throw at her. 
A very entertaining story with great characters. 



Julia writes historical romance with passion, intrigue, dark humor and the occasional animal sidekick. A tea-sodden English woman, she’s the only girl in a house of boys and yearns for all things pink and fluffy. Before she began writing, she spent many years searching for something to do with her English Literature degree. Nothing satisfied her until she decided to commit the stories in her head to paper. These days, if she isn’t writing, she’s probably reading everything she can get her hands on, spending time with her boys or procrastinating on the internet.

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