Unfairly blamed for her mother’s sins, Lady Deborah Martin can’t seem to please her father. Then, in standing up for herself, she offends another important man in her life, handsome Lord Foxborough.
Treated as little more than a servant, this Regency-era Cinderella has her own plans to make a life on the stage, and if the men disapprove, they’d best watch out! And one in particular just might fall in love.
This is a lighthearted tale in the traditional Regency style of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer—no sex, but plenty of romantic complications and a happy ending.
“Ms. Diamond is one of the most consistently enjoyable Regency authors around.”—Romantic Times
“Clear and crisp … Elevated above the ordinary by the inclusion of some delightful dialogue and some very funny scenes.”--Library Journal
“The genre is well served in author Diamond’s second novel, the first being Lady in Disguise.”--Publishers Weekly
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USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond is known for her mysteries, romantic comedies, medical romances and Regency romances—more than a hundred titles. A former Associated Press reporter, Jacqueline received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and two finalist placements for the RITA© Award.. She currently writes the Safe Harbor Medical Mysteries, and has reissued her classic romantic comedies and Regencies, including Lady in Disguise, Song for a Lady and A Lady of Letters.
Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman—albeit a brave and beautiful one—is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley’s extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London’s darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman.
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne