A Scarlet Woman

Can an idealistic young doctor and a fallen woman find love when Victorian society believes they should not?

Dublin, Ireland, 1880. Tired of treating rich hypochondriacs, Dr Will Fitzgerald left his father’s medical practice and his home on Merrion Square to live and practise medicine in the Liberties. His parents were appalled and his fiancée broke off their engagement. But when Will spends a night in a brothel on the eve of his best friend’s wedding, little does he know that the scarred and disgraced young woman he meets there will alter the course of his life.

Isobel Stevens was schooled to be a lady, but a seduction put an end to all her father’s hopes for her. Disowned, she left Co Galway for Dublin and fell into prostitution. On the advice of a handsome young doctor, she leaves the brothel and enters domestic service. But can Isobel escape her past and adapt to life and the chance of love on Merrion Square? Or will she always be seen as a scarlet woman?


“Definitely worth the read for fans of historical family sagas who enjoy a touch of romance as well.” Readers Favorite

“Should come with an addiction warning!!” Amazon Reviewer

“A Scarlet Woman is a real page turner, and I have no doubt that lovers of Irish tales will adore this story!” Books & Benches

“I have just read her second book after this and oh boy what a read both these books are. I bought the second book before I finished the first so I could go straight on to it. You won’t be sorry. Happy reading.” Amazon Reviewer

“A Scarlet Woman by Lorna Peel is a beautiful, gritty tale of love, despair, and learning to trust, set in Ireland in the 19th Century.” Linda at Books of All Kinds

“This is a very different book in many ways and I loved it!” Kelly The Sassy Book Lover

“This is historical romance at its wonderful and surprising best.” Kathy’s Book Reviews

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