· Banning sisters trilogy Book 1 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
18 reviews

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An unexpected romance emerges between a young woman desperate to keep her family’s wealth and the man trying to gain it in this first in New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards’s Regency-era series.

England, 1810: When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half-brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters, Claire and Elizabeth, are suddenly penniless. The family’s riches will pass to the next male heir—a distant cousin—and the Banning sisters are doomed unless Gabby thinks fast.

Which she does. Pretending that her brother is still alive, Gabby arranges beautiful Claire’s London season. She’ll keep up the pretense just long enough for Claire to marry a fabulously wealthy nobleman. But when a handsome gentleman arrives at the door and claims to be the Earl of Wickham, Gabby’s plan backfires. For if she exposes this mysterious stranger’s deceit, she exposes her own. Bound by secrets and lies, Gabby and the roguish adventurer strike sparks off each other—and soon London society is abuzz over the scandalous pair of “siblings” who appear to be falling in love.

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18 reviews
Georgie Tingley
September 17, 2020
I really love finding a book that makes me grin as I read the banter between the two main characters. This was a delightful book. I rushed through my day looking forward to when I could pick it up and read again.
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Amanda Choate
April 9, 2013
Slow start but ended with a bang!
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Y Johnson
May 20, 2015
This is one of her best!
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About the author

Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. Karen published her first novel at age twenty-four and has won multiple awards throughout her career, including six Silver Pens for favorite author. Karen was described by The Daily Mail as “one of the most reliable thriller...writers in the world.” She is the mother of three boys and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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