My American Duchess

My American Duchess
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 0349409021
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My American Duchess Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of Four Nights with the Duke returns with a sparkling new Historical romance, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Lisa Kleypas. The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford - an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honour clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war. 'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' - Lisa Kleypas

An American Duchess

An American Duchess
Author: Sharon Page
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 0373789386
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Duchess Book Excerpt:

At the height of the Roaring Twenties, New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor. Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's austere older brother, is disgraced by the arrangement and looks down upon the raucous young American who has taken up residence at crumbling Brideswell Abbey. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing worldand the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against. When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, she does so for love, he for honor. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, Zoe may be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams.

The American Duchess

The American Duchess
Author: Joan Wolf
Publsiher: Untreed Reads
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 1949135888
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Duchess Book Excerpt:

THE DUTIFUL DAUGHTER Young and lovely Tracy Bodmin was as spirited and independent as the America she came from—but love for her father made her yield to his heart’s desire. Though William Bodmin had made his fortune in the New World, he dreamed of a title for his daughter in his native England—and his wealth won a marriage proposal to Tracy from the proud Duke of Hastings. Thus it was that Tracy voyaged full-sail into the world of the aristocracy as wife to one of its most splendid lords. Behind she left Adam Lancaster, the handsome, rugged New Englander who adored her. Ahead lay fear and danger in the arms of a powerful, magnetic man whose mode of life and love she did not know…

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 0349429006
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Last Duchess Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel novella about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley. Every Duke needs a Duchess... Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children - and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter - and no husband. Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn't want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage. Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realises that he will marry her, or no one. Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life. He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven. When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart? ***Also includes bonus short story, Storming the Castle!***

The American Duchess

The American Duchess
Author: Anna Pasternak
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1501198459
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Duchess Book Excerpt:

Wallis Simpson is known as the woman at the center of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century, but in this “unputdownable…lively and detailed” (The Times, London) biography, discover a woman wronged by history with new information revealed by the latest research and those who were close to the couple. The story that has been told repeatedly is this: The handsome, charismatic, and popular Prince Edward was expected to marry a well-bred virgin who would one day become Queen of England when he ascended the throne. But when the prince was nearly forty, he fell in love with a divorced American woman—Wallis Simpson. No one thought the relationship would last, and when the prince did become king, everyone assumed that was the end of the affair. But to the shock of the British establishment, the new king announced his intention to marry the American divorcée. Overnight, Wallis was accused of entrapping the prince in a seductive web in order to achieve her audacious ambition to be queen. After declaring that he could not rule without the woman he loved, the king abdicated, and his family banished him and his new wife from the country. The couple spent the rest of their days in exile, but happy in their devoted love for each other. Now, Anna Pasternak’s The American Dutchess tells a different story: that Wallis was the victim of the abdication, not the villain. Warm, well-mannered, and witty, Wallis was flattered by Prince Edward’s attention, but like everyone else, she never expected his infatuation to last. She never anticipated his jealous, possessive nature—and his absolute refusal to let her go. Edward’s true dark nature, however, was no secret to the royal family, the church, or the Parliament; everyone close to Edward knew that beyond his charming façade, he was utterly unfit to rule. Caught in Edward’s fierce obsession, she became the perfect scapegoat for those who wished to dethrone the troubled king. With profound insight and evenhanded research, Pasternak pulls back the curtain on one of the darkest fairy tales in recent memory and effortlessly reveals “a host of intriguing insights into a misunderstood woman” (Kirkus Reviews).

Aboard The American Duchess

Aboard  The American Duchess
Author: George L. Myers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1900
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aboard The American Duchess Book Excerpt:

The Reluctant Countess

The Reluctant Countess
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2022-11-29
ISBN: 0349434395
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reluctant Countess Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Would-Be Wallflowers series with a sparkling romance between a proper earl and the lady who is entirely inappropriate for him-who he can't stop thinking about. Giles Renwick, Earl of Lilford, has never made a fool of himself over a woman-until he meets Lady Yasmin Régnier. Yasmin is ineligible for his attentions in every way: not as a wife, certainly not as a mistress (she is a lady!), nor even as a friend, since they vehemently dislike each other. Her gowns are too low, and her skirts are dampened to cling to admittedly lovely thighs. She loves to gossip-and giggle. She isn't dignified, or polite, or even truly British, given that her father's French ancestry clearly predominated. Not to mention the fact that her mother had been one of Napoleon's mistresses, a fact she makes no effort to hide. So what-in heaven's name-possesses him to propose? And what will he do if she says yes? Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Love Across the Atlantic

Love Across the Atlantic
Author: Barbara Jane Brickman
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 1474452094
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Across the Atlantic Book Excerpt:

From romantic novelist Elinor Glyn in the 1920s to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today, this collection examines some of the BG, contemporary manifestations and enduring appeal of US-UK romance across popular culture.

Born to be Wilde

Born to be Wilde
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 0349417733
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to be Wilde Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues . . . The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker . . . for an heiress he wants for himself! For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there's only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him. Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he's chosen a far more suitable bride. But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he'll find her a prince. As usual, there's no problem Parth can't fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering . . . Why does the woman who's completely wrong feel so right in his arms? The third book in New York Times bestselling Eloisa James's new series, the Wildes of Lindow Castle, is perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde Say No to the Duke Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Wilde in Love

Wilde in Love
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 0349409048
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wilde in Love Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series The first book in Eloisa James's dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and charm. Things are about to get Wilde . . . Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father's castle, but just as he grasps that he's not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Willa Ffynche. Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper. Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He's never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn't going to make it easy . . . Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde Say No to the Duke Say Yes to the Duke Wilde Child Praise for Eloisa James 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN: 0349411352
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Minutes in Heaven Book Excerpt:

'Eloisa James is extraordinary.' People Magazine 'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James.' Julia Quinn A sparkling new Regency romance from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James, linked to Four Nights with the Duke and Three Weeks with Lady X Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses - except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands. He promises her heaven. No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but soon it becomes clear that Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he'll stop at nothing to have her - including kidnapping. Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life, or will she discover the sweetest pleasure she's ever known? She gives him seven minutes. 'Another bright, delightful read from a queen of historical romance.' Kirkus Reviews 'RITA Award-winner James woos readers with another irresistible liaison of lushly sensual romance and deliciously wicked with, and her flair for crafting unforgettable, richly dimensional characters is the satisfying center of this scrumptious literary confection.' Booklist

Mistletoe Christmas

Mistletoe Christmas
Author: Eloisa James,Christi Caldwell,Janna MacGregor,Erica Ridley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN: 0349432368
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistletoe Christmas Book Excerpt:

From four beloved Regency romance writers - Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley - comes the hilarious tale of a Christmas house party, serving up love and scandal in equal measure! The Duke of Greystoke's Christmas Revelry is famous throughout the British Isles for its plays, dancing, magical grotto - and the scandals leading to the marriage licenses he hands out like confetti. But not everyone welcomes a visit from Cupid . . . Lady Cressida, the duke's daughter, is too busy managing the entertainments - and besides, her own father has called her dowdy. Lady Isabelle Wilkshire is directing Cinderella and has no interest in marriage. Lady Caroline Whitmore is already (unhappily) married; the fact that she and her estranged husband have to pretend to be together just makes her dread the party all the more. But not as much as Miss Louisa Harcourt, whose mother bluntly tells her that this is her last chance to escape the horrors of being an old maid. A house party so large that mothers lose track of their charges leads to a delightful quartet of stories that is the perfect Christmas treat for fans of Bridgerton and Reputation.

How to Be a Wallflower

How to Be a Wallflower
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 0349434360
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Wallflower Book Excerpt:

From New York Times bestseller Eloisa James, a new Regency-set novel in which a heiress with the goal of being a wallflower engages a rugged American in a scorchingly sensual, witty wager that tests whether clothing does indeed make the man - or the wallflower! Miss Cleopatra Lewis is about to be launched in society by her aristocratic grandfather. But since she has no intention of marrying, she visits a costume emporium specifically to order unflattering dresses guaranteed to put off any prospective suitors. Powerful and charismatic Jacob Astor Addison is in London, acquiring businesses to add to his theatrical holdings in America-as well as buying an opal for a young lady back in Boston. He's furious when a she-devil masquerading as an English lady steals Quimby's Costume Emporium from under his nose. Jake strikes a devil's bargain, offering to design her 'wallflower wardrobe' and giving Cleo the chance to design his. Cleo can't resist the fun of clothing the rough-hewn American in feathers and flowers. And somehow in the middle of their lively competition, Jake becomes her closest friend. It isn't until Cleo becomes the toast of all society that Jake realizes she's stolen his fiercely guarded heart. But unlike the noblemen at her feet, he doesn't belong in her refined and cultured world. Caught between the demands of honour and desire, Jake would give up everything to be with the woman he loves - if she'll have him! 'Eloisa James is extraordinary!' Lisa Kleypas

The Tellurians Argos

The Tellurians  Argos
Author: Betty J White
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2019-08-03
ISBN: 0359741177
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tellurians Argos Book Excerpt:

With a focus on heroes, adventure, and the future...Kim-Lan Nguyen applies to the Astronauts for the Colonization of Mars Program thinking that she has one chance in a million of being selected. The problem is that Kim-Lan wins that chance in a million.

Lizzie and Dante A feast of a novel Sophie Kinsella

Lizzie and Dante   A feast of a novel  Sophie Kinsella
Author: Mary Bly
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 0349430039
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lizzie and Dante A feast of a novel Sophie Kinsella Book Excerpt:

'A feast of a novel: for the senses, the mind and the emotions' SOPHIE KINSELLA The insightful, audacious, and deeply romantic story of a woman whose life turns upside down on a magical holiday in Italy - perfect for fans of Beautiful Ruins or Under the Tuscan Sun. . . On the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespearean scholar Lizzie Delford decides to take one last lavish vacation on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast, with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend. Once settled into a luxurious seaside resort, Lizzie has to make big decisions about her future, and she needs the one thing she may be running out of: time. She leaves the yacht owners and celebrities behind and sneaks off to the public beach, where she meets the unfairly gorgeous Dante, his battered dog Lily, and his wry daughter Etta, a twelve-year-old desperate for a mother. Soon Lizzie is confronted with a new dilemma. Is it fair to fall in love if time is short? Are the delicacies of life worth tasting, even if you savour them only for a short while? Praise for Mary Bly: 'A luscious story of love, courage, and Italian wine, Lizzie & Dante demands to know how far we should travel to find a future worth fighting for. The story unfolds in a whirl of Italian landscape, food, passion and philosophy. No subject is too big for this book; no detail too small. It is a joyful, escapist, wise and satisfying story which answers the questions we didn't even know we wanted to ask' Sophie Kinsella

A Lady without a Lord

A Lady without a Lord
Author: Bliss Bennet
Publsiher: Bliss Bennet
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN: 0996193758
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lady without a Lord Book Excerpt:

A viscount convinced he’s a failure For years, Theodosius Pennington has tried to forget his myriad shortcomings by indulging in wine, women, and witty bonhomie. But now that he’s inherited the title of Viscount Saybrook, it’s time to stop ignoring his responsibilities. Finding the perfect husband for his headstrong younger sister seems a good first step. Until, that is, his sister’s dowry goes missing . . . A lady determined to succeed Harriot Atherton has a secret: it is she, not her steward father, who maintains the Saybrook account books. But Harry’s precarious balancing act begins to totter when the irresponsible new viscount unexpectedly returns to Lincolnshire, the painfully awkward boy of her childhood now a charming yet vulnerable man. Unfortunately, Theo is also claiming financial malfeasance. Can her father’s wandering wits be responsible for the lost funds? Or is she? As unlikely attraction flairs between dutiful Harry and playful Theo, each learns there is far more to the other than devoted daughter and happy-go-lucky lord. But if Harry succeeds at protecting her father, discovering the missing money, and keeping all her secrets, will she be in danger of failing at something equally important—finding love?

Too Wilde to Wed

Too Wilde to Wed
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 0349417709
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Wilde to Wed Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn *A New York Times bestseller* Eloisa James's dazzling new Georgian-set series continues with the Wildest hero them of all . . . The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde - known to his friends as North - left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he's notorious: polite society has ruled him "too wild to wed." Diana never meant to tarnish North's reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child's father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret. When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying. Yet North is returning a hardened warrior - and this is one battle he's determined to win. He wants Diana, and he'll risk everything to call her his own. Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde Say No to the Duke Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus 'With her usual wry sense of humour, Shakespearean references, delightful dialogue and highly heated love scenes, James creates an emotionally powerful romance destined for readers' keeper shelves' RT Book Review on Too Wilde to Wed 'James elevates historical romance to sublime new heights through the lithe elegance of her writing, her exceptional gift for creating richly nuanced characters, and her ability to flawlessly marry potent sensuality with a deliciously dry sense of humor' Booklist

Midsummer Delights

Midsummer Delights
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 0349421889
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midsummer Delights Book Excerpt:

No Eloisa James fan should miss these enchanting short stories! A Midsummer Night's Disgrace Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with a story featuring a young lady, Cecilia Bellingworth, who has decided she would rather ruin her reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be 'silly', like her brother, Billy. After two failed seasons, Cecilia decides she will dress as she likes (in a scandalous red dress!) and flirt outrageously (with a scandalous pianist!). Fortunately, a gorgeous musician at the Duchess of Ormond's house party presents the perfect candidate for scandal . . . Previously published in the Essex Sisters Official Companion Guide. At Midnight Elias Hempleworth-Gray has one thing and one thing only of value - his title, Earl of Leyton. Determined to leave England and the scandal of his gambler father behind, Elias hopes to turn his fortunes around and come back a respectable man to claim the only woman for him, Miss Penelope White. But Penny has other plans for the man she has loved all her life . . . plans that include a masquerade, a stolen kiss and a lost shoe. Previously published in the Fairy Tale sampler. Ever After When she was sixteen, Miss Violet Leighton spent one blissful month romping around her family estate with Rothwell Talcott - thirty days of shared kisses, culminating in a very illicit afternoon in a berry patch. As Rothwell leaves for his grand tour, he gives his word of honour that he will return for her. Four years and seven refused proposals later, Violet is about to give up and marry when he finally returns. Now the Duke of Cambridge, Rothwell wants to make her his duchess. But how can Violet trust the man who stole her virtue - and then broke her heart? Previously published in The Ugly Duchess.

Say Yes to the Duke

Say Yes to the Duke
Author: Eloisa James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 0349423695
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say Yes to the Duke Book Excerpt:

'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' Julia Quinn The fifth book in New York Times bestselling Eloisa James's new series, the Wildes of Lindow Castle, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Eloisa's Desperate Duchesses Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she's horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare. So she's overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society - but just when she catches his attention, her reputation is compromised by a duke. Devin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter, will stop at nothing to marry Viola, including marrying a woman whom he believes to be in love with another man. A vicar, no less. Devin knows he's no saint, but he's used to conquest, and he's determined to win Viola's heart. Viola has already said Yes to his proposal, but now he wants her unruly heart . . . and he won't accept No for an answer. The Wildes of Lindow Castle series: Wilde in Love Too Wilde to Wed Born to Be Wilde Say No to the Duke Say Yes to the Duke Praise for Eloisa James: 'Eloisa James is extraordinary' Lisa Kleypas 'Smart heroines, sensual heroes, witty repartee and a penchant for delicious romance have made James a fan favorite . . . readers will be hooked from beginning to end' RT Book Reviews 'Romance writing does not get much better than this' People 'Eloisa James writes with a captivating blend of charm, style, and grace that never fails to leave the reader sighing and smiling and falling in love' Julia Quinn 'Charming, romantic and unexpectedly funny' Kirkus

Not Quite a Marriage

Not Quite a Marriage
Author: Bliss Bennet
Publsiher: Bliss Bennet
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0996193790
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Quite a Marriage Book Excerpt:

Spencer Burnett, Viscount Stiles, once swore he’d left England for good. Yet after five years of self-imposed exile in West Africa, he’s no longer the same spoiled, selfish boy who ran away from a domineering father, a disappointed grandmother, and a decidedly unwanted wife. Proving himself to the family he abandoned will be no easy task, but he hardly expects his formerly docile wife will be the hardest to convince. When Philadelphia refuses to accept his apologies—or to allow him back into her bed—Spencer finds himself tempting her into a bargain he cannot afford to lose. Philadelphia Burnett’s desires were once as vast as the sky. But now, after suffering one devastating loss after another, the only thing she allows herself to want is a home. So when her estranged rake of a husband returns from a five-years’ absence to claim the estate promised to her, Delphie resolves to fight him every step of the way. Beechcombe Park will be a sanctuary for her, and for the wayward Audley cousins she’d promised her sister she’d always protect. She cannot, will not, suffer even one more loss. Especially not the loss of her heart...