Emily Townsend is an impoverished, though well-born, spinster employed as a companion to his grandmother, the formidable dowager countess. Robert reluctantly agrees to help his grandmother find a husband for Emily. But once he comes to know her and care for her, he begins to regret his hasty, passionless engagement.
This sparkling tale will take you from the Pump Room at Bath to the ballrooms of London, as the unexpected and undeniable attraction between Robert and Emily blossoms into something more I have spun complete histories for them — 5, 10, 20 years after the book ends. Follow the links in brackets to learn more about these real Regency references in Candice's book. Jack Raeburn, Marquess of Pemerton, raised his quizzing glass and studied the young girl dancing with Lord Grayston. He leaned negligently against a pillar, half hidden by an extravagant floral arrangement, as he eyed the girl up and down.
Miss Pettibone was very fair with masses of blond ringlets and huge blue eyes that gazed up in awe at her noble partner. She was a pretty little thing, Jack decided, as she shyly smiled up at Grayston. He was enjoying a clear view of her full, white bosom rising up and down with the exertion of the country dance when he suddenly felt a presence at his side.
Dropping the quizzing glass, he looked over and then down at the tiny woman who stood next to him. How long had she been there, he wondered? She was also looking intently at Miss Pettibone. But then she turned to look up at Jack, wrinkled her nose behind the screen of her open fan, and shook her head. Jack glared down at her and quirked a brow. Jack choked on a hastily suppressed snort of laughter as he watched her eyes move back toward the dance floor.
Who was this woman? She was not young, but not precisely old either. Though small, she was nicely rounded in all the right places, he was quick to note. She had ordinary brown hair, a too wide mouth, and a slightly crooked nose; but the eyes that had looked up at him had been enormous pools of hazel. Other than the eyes, her face was quite unremarkable. That was no doubt why he could not place her. He dragged his eyes from his unknown companion and once again raised his quizzing glass as he surveyed the ballroom.
This time his gaze fell upon a lovely young redhead standing along the opposite wall, flirting with a circle of admirers. She brought her fan to her lips as she giggled at some remark, then snapped it shut and slapped it down on the wrist of her nearest gallant, batting her eyelashes coquettishly. Sonali Dev? All who have published many books including many of my favorites in the last decade not to mention last year! Great list, several of my favorites are there and some Ive not yet read, thanks for putting this together!
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I am looking for the title and author of a certain book. I only remember the summary about a sculptor who is the male character who fell in love with an american teacher. Please assist anyone. Hi Great Listing of Books. I have personally read accidental bride, which is cult classic. Planning to read more. Name required. Email required; will not be published. WordPress Theme by Solostream. An Affair Downstairs , by Sherri Browning In the exceptional second novel in her Edwardian Thornbrook Park series, Browning focuses on Lady Alice Emerson, who is determined to turn away all proper suitors and pursue a potentially scandalous dalliance.
Agnes and the Hitman , by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer Food writer Agnes Crandall could use some help after bashing a would-be dognapper over the head with a frying pan, and Shane just may be her man in this southern-flavored, Mob-oriented romantic comedy. The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty , by Donna Kauffman A member of the rescue operation Unholy Trinity in Virginia, Rafe is drawn to enigmatic Elena, the new horse trainer in this terrifically suspenseful tale about the secrets of horseracing and romance.
Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage , by Kieran Kramer How can Jilly run a respectable bookshop if her neighbor, a Royal Navy captain, keeps throwing wild parties? Cowboy Take Me Away , by Jane Graves Graves launches a new series with this charming, emotionally rich novel about the return to Rainbow Valley, Texas, of champion bull rider Luke Dawson and Shannon North, who left her big-city career to run a no-kill animal shelter.
Dearest Rogue , by Elizabeth Hoyt Lady Phoebe Batten understands why her brother hired Captain James Trevillion to be her bodyguard, but his monitoring of her every move is infuriating. Dogs and Goddesses , by Jennifer Crusie and others Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich collaborate in a splendidly original and sublimely funny tale of three friends and dog lovers who acquire unusual powers and confront a very cranky, 4,year-old Mesopotamian goddess.
Forever and a Day , by Delilah Marvelle In the first title in her new Rumor series, an incisive tale of social divides set in lower-class New York City, circa , Marvelle brings together down-to-earth Georgia and a Good Samaritan afflicted with amnesia who turns out to be a duke. Hell for Leather , by Julie Ann Walker Walker supercharges her Black Knights series about a Chicago special-ops group working undercover as bikers with this high-action, hilarious, sexy military romance about imperiled bar owner Delilah and Black Knight Mac.
Heroes Are My Weakness , by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Romance superstar Phillips creates a tartly humorous and very sexy variation on the gothic novel, in which quirky Annie Hewitt returns to Peregrin Island to search for her desperately needed inheritance, only to run into Theo Harp, who once tried to kill her.
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How to Marry a Duke , by Vicky Dreiling An enchanting Regency romance debut involving a rake and a matchmaker, a tricky dilemma, and witty repartee. The Lord of Illusion , by Kathryne Kennedy In her superb third fantasy-steeped romantic-suspense novel in the Elven Lords series, Kennedy follows outcast Drystan as he searches for the rainbow-eyed girl of his visions and finds enslaved Camille. Never Romance a Rake , by Liz Carlyle Carlyle brings her Neville family trilogy to a splendid conclusion with the captivating story of a tormented rake and a delightfully unconventional heroine in this luscious and funny historical romance.
Buchman Buchman sends chef and helicopter pilot Captain Emily Beale on special assignment to the White House in this hard-to-put-down tale of nonstop action, a surprise villain, and forbidden love. Rainshadow Road , by Lisa Kleypas Kleypas begins a new trilogy with this emotionally riveting, lightly paranormal tale about romance-leery glass artist Lucy and Sam, who is not now nor ever will be interested in a long-term relationship.
Rough and Ready , by Sandra Hill Hill continues her fantastic saga of time-traveling Norsemen and bawdy women in this wildly inventive tale of a rampaging eleventh-century evildoer, a heroic U. Sizzle and Burn , by Jayne Ann Krentz Raine hears voices, and private investigator Zack sees visions as Krentz continues her addictively readable Arcane Society series, deftly fusing paranormal-flavored suspense with sexy romance.
So Enchanting , by Connie Brockway RITA Award—winning Brockway excels in a Victorian-era tale of a scandal-plagued widow, a young woman with strange powers, and a suspect lord in this sexy and bewitching battle of wits and wiles.
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Tempting , by Susan Mallery Mallery continues her popular Buchanan family series with the story of feisty Dani, whose search for her father leads her to presidential candidate Mark Canfield, much to the glee of a rapacious media thrilled with the discovery of a secret love child. Adams and Cathy Clamp This popular duo launches a new paranormal series with an imaginative, sexy, and suspenseful tale featuring tough Kate, a world-traveling courier in danger of being forced into becoming a vampire queen, and Tom, a heroic werewolf firefighter. The Ugly Duchess , by Eloisa James James expertly infuses her latest fairy-tale love story with humor and sensuality as wealthy Theodora Saxby, certain that with her looks only a fortune hunter will marry her, is forced to reconsider her best friend, the Earl of Islay.
Virgin River , by Robyn Carr Carr launches a new, edgy contemporary series set in rural California, focusing here on Melinda, a nurse and midwife seeking peace and quiet and finding that while there is much to embrace in Virgin River, life is as precarious as anywhere else. What a Duke Dares , by Anna Campbell Campbell continues her Sons of Sin series in this lusciously sensual, scintillatingly witty Regency romance about a fraught encounter between highly desirable Camden Rothermere, Marquess of Pembridge, and Penelope Thorne, the woman who turned him down years ago.
When the Duke Returns , by Eloisa James Eleven years after their wedding by proxy, Lady Isidore finally meets her husband as James puts a clever spin on a classic romantic plot in the latest scintillating installment in her superb Georgian-era Desperate Duchesses series. Her radio interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books Subscribe If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. Privacy guaranteed. We never share your info. Angela Hunt says:. September 10, at am. BMarks says:. September 11, at pm.
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