Dreaming of Manderley

A Riches to Romance Tale

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Going from old money to no money, the three Maxwell sisters’ lives are about to change drastically. Now, one by one, each must blaze her own trail to happily-ever-after . . .
 
Manderley Maxwell has always been the dependable, hard-working one while her younger sisters live A-list lives, courtesy of their family fortune . . . until it’s suddenly lost, leaving behind a truckload of debt! Now Mandy is faced with two choices: play perpetual caretaker to her spoiled siblings, or finally break out of her predictable routine—by way of France . . .
 
When Mandy’s boss relocates for the summer, Mandy is really just trading in coffee runs for running errands through the streets of Cannes—until handsome, debonair Girard Fortune Xavier de Maloret sweeps her off her feet—by saving her from falling off a cliff. Mandy’s walking on air—except that she’s living in the chic shadow of the first Madame de Maloret, complete with whispers about the suddenly secretive Xavier’s part in her disappearance. Again, Mandy has two choices: be the unfortunate, duped American—or the gutsy, fierce woman who’ll track down the truth in the name of true love . . .
 
 
“Humor, heat, and a sexy Frenchman . . . Brown’s nod to Daphne du Maurier’s classic is a winner!”
--#1 New York Times bestseller Helen Hardt
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About the author

Leah Marie Brown has worked as a journalist and photographer. An avid traveler, she has had adventures and mishaps from Paris to Tokyo. She lives a bike ride away from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast with her husband, children, and pampered poodles. She is hard at work on her next novel, but loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website at www.leahmariebrown.com. You can also visit her blogs: leahmariebrownhistoricals.blogspot.com and
leahmariebrown.blogspot.com, and follow her on Twitter @18thCFrance and @leahmariebrown.
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Publisher
Lyrical Press
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Published on
Dec 26, 2017
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781516101160
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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A spoiled Southern belle loses her lavish lifestyle—and finds an unexpected new beginning . . .
 
Tara Maxwell seems to have been born under a lucky star, enjoying a life of leisure in beautiful, historic Charleston, South Carolina. But luck, and family fortunes, have a way of running out. Suddenly Tara is left with only one place to turn—her late aunt’s country home in north-west Ireland. The catch: to claim her inheritance Tara must agree to live in Castle Tásúildun for three months. With two other potential heirs. And choose one to be co-owner of the estate.
 
Tara sees right through her aunt’s matchmaking scheme, and she’s not willing to share Castle Tásúildun with anyone. If charm doesn’t get rid of her rivals, she’ll find some other way to drive Aidan Gallagher and Rhys Burroughes away. But as God is her witness, both men are infernally stubborn. Aidan, once her carefree childhood friend, is now an army veteran desperate for the peace the castle offers. Rhys, a smooth-talking businessman, plans to preserve the ramshackle property by transforming it into a luxury hotel. Tara, for the first time, is realizing that frankly, she does give a damn—about others’ happiness as well as her own. But is she ready to open her home—not to mention her heart—to the possibility of an epic adventure?
 
Praise for Leah Marie Brown and her It Girls novels
 
“Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and
drop-dead sexy characters.”  —Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author
A spoiled Southern belle loses her lavish lifestyle—and finds an unexpected new beginning . . .
 
Tara Maxwell seems to have been born under a lucky star, enjoying a life of leisure in beautiful, historic Charleston, South Carolina. But luck, and family fortunes, have a way of running out. Suddenly Tara is left with only one place to turn—her late aunt’s country home in north-west Ireland. The catch: to claim her inheritance Tara must agree to live in Castle Tásúildun for three months. With two other potential heirs. And choose one to be co-owner of the estate.
 
Tara sees right through her aunt’s matchmaking scheme, and she’s not willing to share Castle Tásúildun with anyone. If charm doesn’t get rid of her rivals, she’ll find some other way to drive Aidan Gallagher and Rhys Burroughes away. But as God is her witness, both men are infernally stubborn. Aidan, once her carefree childhood friend, is now an army veteran desperate for the peace the castle offers. Rhys, a smooth-talking businessman, plans to preserve the ramshackle property by transforming it into a luxury hotel. Tara, for the first time, is realizing that frankly, she does give a damn—about others’ happiness as well as her own. But is she ready to open her home—not to mention her heart—to the possibility of an epic adventure?
 
Praise for Leah Marie Brown and her It Girls novels
 
“Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and
drop-dead sexy characters.”  —Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author
Haven't you ever told a little lie in the name of love?
 
Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…
 
When Vivia’s fiancé discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired.  Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?

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“Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.”
--Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author
 
“Prepare to laugh, to sigh, to turn pages fast! I want a one-way ticket to Vivia's world.” 
--Kieran Kramer, USA Today Bestselling Author
 
“A funny, romantic, fast-paced, all-expense-paid pleasure read through France and Tuscany you don't want to miss.” --Gretchen Galway, Bestselling Author of This Time Next Door
 
“When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction with a heroine every woman wants to know, Leah Marie Brown is a new voice to watch.  Prepare to fall in love!” 
--Renee Ryan, Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author
 
“Audacious, adorable and addictive! Perpetual Virgin is a one-sitting read!”
 -Catherine Mann, USA Today bestselling author
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