Clara Becker is a supremely gifted compose - a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.
Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he hears Becker's compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister...
Darien’s unexpected desire for Clara jeopardizes the entire tour, but Clara must protect more than her heart. If he discovers her secret, her family’s new found fortune - and their very reputation - will be destroyed.
Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson.
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Regency Romance, Classical Music, Spicy Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Female Composers, Paganini, Clara Schumann, Courtney Milan, Meredith Duran, Sherry Thomas, Mary Balogh
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Nineteen New York Times, USA Today, internationally bestselling, and award-winning historical romance authors bring you scenes from their books, all of which feature a much-loved theme: characters with hidden identities.
Discover a new beloved author! Each excerpt is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night. Escape to Regency London, Renaissance Paris, the Highlands of Scotland, Stuart and Victorian England, turn-of-the-century New York, the Old West, and more! Among these samples from nineteen historical romance novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite!
This ebook contains scenes from…
Too Dangerous for a Lady by Jo Beverley
Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold by Terry Irene Blain
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna
A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua
A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans
Miss Farrow’s Feathers by Susan Gee Heino
The Seducer by Madeline Hunter
Marrying Miss Shylo by Sharon Ihle
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson
The Scarred Heir by Denise Patrick
Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley
My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts
Much Ado about Marshals by Jacquie Rogers
Amber by Lauren Royal
The Harlot Countess by Joanna Shupe
Fortune’s Pride by Michele Stegman
Lachlan’s Revenge by R.L. Syme
Against the Wind by Regan Walker
A Marquess for Christmas by Vivienne Westlake
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
Heat level: SWEET
Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set short story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages).
“A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” – Award-winning author/editor Kristine Grayson
“Among the standouts.” – Publisher’s Weekly on Christmas Ghosts
Keywords: Regency Historical Romance, Christmas Holiday Romance, Love Letters, Sweet Romance, Epistolary, Clean, Holidays, Mistletoe, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Courtney Milan