Glory and the Master of Shadows (Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels, Book 4) | Author Grace Callaway Glory and the Master of Shadows (Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels, Book 4) | Author Grace Callaway
Grace Callaway

Glory and the Master of Shadows

Book 4: Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels

About the Book

Set during the Opium Wars, this steamy and spellbinding Charlie’s Angels meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon romance will leave you breathless.

Their love is forbidden…and irresistible.

The daughter of a half-Chinese duke and a lady fossil hunter, Lady Glory Cavendish is a free-spirited campaigner for justice. She belongs to a secret society of lady detectives whose goal is to help women in need. During her latest case involving a dastardly dognapping, Glory crosses paths with the handsome and mysterious Wei Chen, a master of healing and martial arts. Fascinated by the noble shifu, Glory convinces him to take her on as a pupil; the more time she spends with him, however, the more she longs for lessons of a more intimate nature.

Master Wei Chen has led a life of discipline focused on a single goal: avenging his murdered kin. His journey takes him to London where, by day, he treats opium users in his East End clinic and, by night, he secretly hunts the villain who destroyed his family. Yet for the first time, temptation distracts Wei: his spirited and lovely new pupil stirs dangerous needs in him. Desires that are forbidden between a shifu and his student…and between a commoner and a duke’s daughter. 

As Wei and Glory’s slow-burn, friends to lovers romance ignites into fiery passion, they are drawn into a web of betrayal and deceit. Torn between honor and desire, revenge and love, the pair must decide if they will let the past determine their future…or if they will fight the shadows for their chance at happily ever after.



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Narrator: Marian Hussey
Format: Unabridged
Runtime: 11 hours, 42 minutes


“A turbulent, passionate, unforgettable journey. Glory and the Master Of Shadows is another crowning achievement in romance writing excellence.” -Rebel Reading Reviews

“Wei is inspired by the heroes of Cantonese dramas–tortured, graceful, elegant, DADDY–and there’s this sense of wuxia throughout…. Still waters run deep with Wei, and, it must be said, he’s also SICK HOT. A cool, calm, and collected badass who chucks his heroine on the cheek and also does in fact do dirty shit to her feet away from where her parents are sleeping? We love this. We looooove this.” -Caroline, Netgalley

“I was absolutely blown away by this book. Grace has created a delightful world filled with love, friendship and family, humour, passion, depth, emotion and a genuine connection between the leads.” -Nazmin, Goodreads

“A wonderfully written forbidden love story. Full of steamy passion and adventure. A page turning story, a great journey for Glory and Wei to reach their happily ever after.” -AJ, Goodreads

“Love that the fact that both Glory and Mr. Chen know they like each other from the beginning and I loved that he can’t help but feel attracted to her for the person that she is and how he fights against his feelings… How I wish they could turn this whole series into a movie or series.” -Leidy, Bookbub

“If you love romance, laughter, and great sex, then you will love this book. In fact you will always love Grace Callaway’s books. She is a fantastic writer in this genre and one I read and re-read over and over again. If I could give it more stars, I would.” -Kathleen, Goodreads

“Grace Callaway is such a treasure. Her books are sooo sexy, and the historical details are just right. Some HR authors seem to leave out so much of the little day-to-day details of the time period, but not Callaway. I love all of the history she sprinkles throughout the book.” -Leelee, Goodreads

“I really enjoyed the diverse representation in this book and which you see far too little of in historical romance. Wei is fully Chinese and Glory is a quarter Chinese, and very interested in her heritage and that part of her family history. I loved the insight we got into the Chinese culture and tradition through Wei and the curiosity that Glory expressed in her Chinese heritage.” -Juliana, Goodreads

“Love Wei and Glory’s relationship. I love how they fit so well together. Wonderful characters! The mystery is fun and the plot is fast moving. An enjoyable read.” -May, Goodreads

“Glory Cavendish was just as bright and spunky as she’d been before, and it’s always refreshing to see a female character embrace her attraction, and in this case, even seek out counsel from her friends. In fact, their antics in trying to make Glory more appealing to Wei was rather hilarious. Glory is stubborn, but that is part of her charm, and that is what keeps Wei coming to her aid. She’s self-aware in a way that doesn’t necessarily make her self-deprecating (or an NLOG), she’s just who she is and doesn’t mind that she’s different.” -Madame Amy, Goodreads

“There are honestly no words to express how much I adored this book. It was so captivating that my mind was blown, and I could not put it down once I started. -Di, Netgalley

“What an intriguing, steamy, emotional book! Finally something quite rare in the genre, a Chinese hero who brings with him all his heritage and his culture. Wei is my kind of hero: outwardly stern, composed and cold, with a dark past, but swept away by his passion for the heroine. And Glory is such a wonderful heroine! Socially awkward, yes, but only because she is refreshingly genuine and doesn’t want to change for the sake of blending into Society. I loved the intrigue and the clever retelling of the Charlie’s Angels series, as well as the extended foray into Chinese culture and the history of opium trade.” -Gloria, Netgalley

“Twisty, turny, slow and steamy, Glory and Wei’s story is an exploration of finding love, exploring one’s culture, finding home in your partner, and friendship.” -Jillian, Netgalley

The Details

Published: March 28, 2023
Publisher: Grace Callaway Books
Pages: 375
Formats: EbookPaperbackLarge PrintAudiobook
ISBN-13: 9781939537836 ASIN: B09YGGT9B9
Genres & Tropes
historical romance, victorian romance, multicultural romance, historical mystery and suspense, romantic suspense, female sleuth, spies, forbidden love, lady detectives, regency romance

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