This story was a perfect blend of history and romance. The publisher notes say that fans of Jane Austen and Patrick O’Brian will enjoy the novel, and for once, I think the notes might be right!
As an agent for the crown, younger son Marcus Haverly has often risked life and limb in service of his country. With the demise of his father and older brother, however, he now bears the ducal title. Irked by his mother’s nagging, Marcus comes up with a plan to fulfill his obligations to his family by marrying and siring an heir while still being able to carry on his missions for the crown…
When Evan Eldridge returns from the Continent, a wounded war-hero, he has no idea what kind of reward the Prince Regent has in store for him. Having saved the life of the Regent’s godson, Evan finds himself in the bizarre position of being elevated to the peerage. And along with the title of earl and a broken-down manor house, the Regent is also bestowing on him the hand of a girl he’s just met…
TOP TEN THINGS I LEARNED FROM BRIDGERTON:
* If you are a young lady, and anyone anywhere says anything about you, you will be ruined forever!
* Men can do whatever they want. And women can’t. And life is unfair.
* Rolling up your sleeves is a breathtakingly alluring activity….
Evelyn Bray lives in a world between two classes. Fallen into genteel poverty and granddaughter to the steward of the Wyndcliff estate, she is not quite a servant, but not quite a lady. When Liam Twethewey, the young heir who is just come of age, comes out to inspect his estate, he finds himself drawn to his steward’s granddaughter….
The bastard son of scullery maid Jenny Seaton and highwayman Gentleman Jim, Nicholas Seaton’s one joy in life is his friendship and burgeoning romance with the outspoken Squire’s daughter, Maggie Honeywell….
When the new Lord Stildon returns from India, every lady in the surrounding neighborhood is eager to assess his eligibility … More
Calliope St. James is a foundling who, after being rescued from the workhouse, has devoted her life to teaching children. … More
Amelia Moore has one chance to achieve security for her younger sister Clara. They must go to Lakeshire Park and … More
Red-haired Sophia Gifford has never been a great beauty, and now, with her father’s fortune fading away and her third … More