Married by Midnight

Pembroke Palace Series

Book 4
Julianne MacLean
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AN UNATTAINABLE ROGUE…

For seven years, Lord Garrett Sinclair-- the ruggedly handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Pembroke--has been traveling abroad with no intention of ever returning home to Pembroke Palace… until his father commands that he must marry by Christmas in order to thwart a family curse or lose his inheritance forever.  Haunted by a tragic accident that has hardened his soul, Garrett entrusts his brothers to seek out a bride who will agree to a marriage in name only.  Her reward?  A sizable share of his inheritance--payable immediately after the wedding night….


A BEAUTIFUL TEMPTRESS…





Lady Anne Douglas has been ruined by scandal and disowned by her father.  Facing a life of poverty and spinsterhood, she leaps at the generous terms of the marriage contract to ensure her independence.  But the charade of a two-week engagement proves more of a challenge than either anticipated when they cannot resist the intoxicating lure of the marriage bed.  Anne knows they will part ways after the wedding.  Will she dare risk her heart for two weeks of pleasure in the arms of an irresistible rogue?  Or will her surrender become her undoing after a most unexpected turn of events mere hours before the wedding? 

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Madeline Oxley has been ruined by a scandal through no fault of her own, and her future looks bleak. When a gentleman from her past requests that she set sail for the New World to become his wife, she jumps at the chance to become a mail order bride and marry the man she has loved since she was a girl.

Adam Coates was a mere tenant farmer when he left England for the British Colony of Nova Scotia, but now he is a prosperous and influential landowner. What Madeline doesn’t know is that her father has hoodwinked them both—for the bride Adam truly wanted was her beautiful, older sister, Diana—his first love. When Madeline steps off the ship with romantic dreams of her long-awaited happily-ever-after, she is shocked and dismayed to discover the truth. Madeline is furious with her father for his treachery, but she has sailed across an ocean to an unfamiliar land and must remain, at least temporarily, under the protection of the man she still loves—the man who still intends to wed her sister.

Over the coming weeks, as their friendship deepens and grows, will Adam come to realize that he’d set his heart on the wrong sister all along? Or will it be too late to find the happiness they both desire?

Adam’s Promise was a Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist – nominated for best short historical romance of 2003. It is a sweet historical romance.

“You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance that will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning.” —Teresa Medeiros 
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Publisher
Julianne MacLean
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Published on
Jul 15, 2012
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9780986842269
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Language
English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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