When William Hawksmoor unexpectedly becomes the Marquis of Athelney, the former Navy captain has no idea of the sallies and broadsides that await him in the drawing rooms of the countryside’s gentry folk….
Hazel Stillman was left with no illusions that she would ever marry. Born with a clubbed foot, she was hidden away from the world by her parents and abandoned to a girls’ school. She pours her energies into higher math and becomes a teacher, learning to find joy in scholarship instead of relationships. When her uncle Elliott presents her with an inheritance, she sees it as an opportunity to save her school from being sold. But the money comes with strings attached…
Summer on the seaside . . . a perfect place for romance. Each of these three novellas was a delightful little gem. As every novelist knows, sometimes writing short is harder than writing long, but each storyline was well-crafted and perfectly paced and took me about an hour to read.
This book explores a second chance at love as Sophie grieves the death of one man and gradually has her heart healed and transformed to love another….
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….