Forsaking Hope

Two years ago, she missed their secret assignation and disappeared without a trace.

Now the divine “Miss Hope” is in Felix Durham’s bed - a gift to lift his spirits, sourced by friends from London’s most exclusive brothel.

Felix can’t lose her again, but Hope Merriweather is bound to her new life by dark secrets and a twisted code.

Having sacrificed everything, she must choose again.
Honour or her heart’s desire.

Only, this time she must face the truth. It’s not her heart, alone, that will be broken.
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Nov 23, 2017
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175
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9781537857398
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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Beverley Oakley
Two nobly-born debutantes and their illegitimate half sisters compete for love while trying to bring to justice a handsome, dangerous villain during a hectic Regency London season.

Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by the eldest sister - vain and ambitious Lady Araminta Partington, the ton's reigning beauty - each sister must play her part to bring a dangerous traitor to justice while finding a man deserving of her love and special talents. 

Her Gilded Prison ~ She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.

When dashing twenty-five-year-old Stephen Cranbourne arrives at the estate he will one day inherit, it’s expected he will make a match with his beautiful second cousin, Araminta-not fall in love with her lonely, neglected mother.

Dangerous Gentlemen ~ Shy, self-effacing Lady Henrietta was the wallflower beneath his notice…until a terrible mistake has one dangerous, delicious rake believing she's the "fair Cyprian" ordered for his pleasure.

Lady Henrietta has always known her place—in her dazzling older sister’s shadow. She’s a little brown peahen to Araminta’s bird of paradise.

But when the innocent debutante is mistaken for her common namesake "Hetty" and embroiled in the Regency underworld, she finds herself shockingly compromised by the dashing, dangerous Sir Aubrey, the very gentleman her heart desires. And the man Araminta has in her cold, calculating sights.

The Mysterious Governess ~ Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as an overworked governess while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante. 

When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society, she’s embroiled in a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham. But with an unlikely ally - charming and besotted Ralph Tunley who is also Lord Debenham’s underpaid, enterprising secretary - Lissa cleverly navigates a perilous web of lies to ensure everyone gets what they deserve.

Beyond Rubies ~ Fame. Fortune. And finally a marriage proposal!

Kitty La Bijou, celebrated London actress, mistress to handsome Lord Nash and the unacknowledged illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington has escaped her humble beginnings and found fame, fortune and love. But the respectability she craves eludes her. When she stumbles across Araminta, her nobly-born half-sister, on the verge of giving birth just seven months after marrying dangerous Viscount Debenham, Kitty realises respectability is no guarantee of character or happiness. 

But helping Araminta has unwittingly embroiled Kitty in a scandalous deception involving a ruthless brothel madam, a priceless ruby necklace and the future heir to a dazzling fortune. 

Lady Unveiled: The Cuckold Conspiracy ~ Kitty has the love of the man of her dreams but as London’s most acclaimed actress and a member of the demimondaine, she accepts she can never be kind and handsome Lord Silverton’s lawful wedded wife.

Choosing honor over desire, Kitty joins forces with her sister, Lissa, to bring to justice suspected traitor, Lord Debenham. Exposing the dark secret of one of the sisters is the only way for to achieve justice for all.

Enjoy the complete Boxed Set of the Regency-set 'Dynasty', Daughters of Sin 

Beverley Oakley
 She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.

When dashing twenty-five-year-old Stephen Cranbourne arrives at the estate he will one day inherit, it’s expected he will make a match with his beautiful second cousin, Araminta. 

But while proud, fiery Araminta and her shy, plain sister, Hetty, parade their very different charms before him, it’s their mother, Sybil, a lonely and discarded wife, who evokes first his sympathy and then stokes his lustful fires. 

As Stephen introduces Sybil to every pleasure she’s been deprived of, duty and passion become a deep and mutual love. But with the unexpected arrival of a contender to the estate, Sybil realises that what she's set in motion to save the family might have tragic consequences.

Her Gilded Prison is Book 1 in the Daughters of Sin series, a Regency-set 'Dynasty' that follows the sibling rivalry between Viscount Partington's two nobly-born and his illegitimate daughters as they compete for love during a London Season. Her Gilded Prison can, however, be read as a stand-alone.

Book 1: Her Gilded Prison
Book 2: Dangerous Gentlemen
Book 3: The Mysterious Governess
Book 4: Beyond Rubies
Book 5: Lady Unveiled~The Cuckold Conspiracy

Heat rating: sizzling.
Author Q&A

Why should I read the Daughters of Sin series?

If you like your historical romance laced with intrigue, mystery and drama with a dash of humor, you’ll love this Regency-era Dynasty.

There are plenty of unexpected twists and turns in the storyline as four very different sisters – two nobly born, two illegitimate – compete for loveb as they bring to justice a dangerous, handsome villain.

Essentially each book is a self-contained romance with an espionage plot woven throughout the series.

While each book features one ‘worthy’ sister, it's beautiful but vain and selfish Araminta who embroils her half-sisters in subterfuge and drama as she tries to extricate herself from a very big problem that occurs at the end of Dangerous Gentlemen, Book 2.

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Beverley Oakley
Two beautiful sisters – one an illegitimate governess, the other a celebrated debutante – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.
Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, unacknowledged daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as drudge to the social climbing Lamonts while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante. 


When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society – and into the midst of a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham – she finds an unlikely ally: charming and besotted Ralph Tunley, Lord Debenham’s underpaid, enterprising secretary. Ralph can’t afford to leave the employ of the villainous viscount much less keep a wife but as an accepted member of the ton he can help Lissa cleverly navigate a perilous web of lies that will ensure everyone gets what they deserve.

THE MYSTERIOUS GOVERNESS is Book 3 in the Daughters of Sin series but can be read as a stand-alone as it features the sibling rivalry between Viscount Partington's two nobly-born and three illegitimate daughters from a completely different perspective.

Book 1: Her Gilded Prison
Book 2: Dangerous Gentlemen
Book 3: The Mysterious Governess
Book 4: Beyond Rubies
Book 5: Lady Unveiled~The Cuckold's Conspiracy

Heat rating: sensual.

The Daughters of Sin series has been described as a Regency-set 'Dynasty'.

What readers are saying:
"The storyline is uniquely designed, and cleverly executed. Spies, traitors, deception, betrayal, mystery, suspense and romance, bring together an intriguing Regency Romance, with many twists and turns, and an abundance of adventure"~Amazon customer.

"Magnificent and mesmerising." ~Amazon customer. 

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