LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as from the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice and heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after.
ARE THEY FOR YOU? If you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then dive right in! You’ll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting.
Quizzing glass and quill, into my sedan chair and away! The 1700s rock! — Lucinda
This is book one in the Regency Romance series Once Upon a Rogue.
Considered the book that launched Gerogette Heyer's career, These Old Shades features two of Heyer's most memorable characters: Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, and Leonie, whom he rescues from a life of ignominy and comes to love and marry.
The Duke is known for his coldness of manner, his remarkable omniscience, and his debauched lifestyle. Late one evening, he is accosted by a young person dressed in ragged boy's clothing running away from a brutal rustic guardian. The Duke buys "Leon" and makes the child his page. "Leon" is in fact Leonie, and she serves the Duke with deep devotion. When he uncovers the true story of her birth, he wreaks an unforgettable revenge on her sinister father in a chilling scene of public humiliation.
PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER:
"Our Georgette Heyer display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who appreciate her style and wit."
Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."
"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."
"Absolute monarch of the Regency romance."
"...a witty, humorous and thoroughly delightful romp through Regency times where behind the veneer of respectability, the nobility are anything but proper and straight-laced... a must read for anyone who loves strong female characters, adventure and steamy romance." –Margaret, customer reviewer
Never let a trifle like organized crime stop you from marrying the duke of your dreams and conceiving his baby. Not necessarily in that order.
Parental neglect and new money have been the making of parvenue heiress and incorrigible do-gooder, Tilly Ravelsham. She is bent on relieving poverty and forwarding the cause of liberty by whatever means necessary. True, she dabbles in the demimonde. True, she breaks into houses. True, she conducts scandalous enterprises and an affair that could ruin her socially, if her enemy exposes her. But is that all so very wrong?
Despite falling in love with Mr. Rutherford, a delicious man about town, Tilly is bound in a secret pact to the man about to marry her. She didn’t mean to fall for Rutherford, and breaking his heart is making her wretchedly unhappy. Then she realizes that her actions and influence are slowly destroying him.
Reluctant duke-to-be, Mr. Rutherford, has his life turned upside-down by the most fascinating, tempting and shocking woman he has ever met. But as merely seducing her has proved ineffective, Rutherford must find some other way of convincing her to marry him before she makes it to the altar with her rich-as-a-prince fiancé.
When Rutherford’s love for the adventuress of his dreams gets him stabbed, pistol-whipped, unlawfully confined, and almost framed for a capital offence, will he conclude that there is such a thing as a young lady who is too interesting? Will he turn to the mysterious, beautiful widow his uncle has made him swear to protect?
And will a concealed pregnancy or a murder be the powder keg that blows all of Tilly and Rutherford’s plans and secrets wide open?
Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 2 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.
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Heiress Without a Cause (Mayfair #1)
Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mayfair #2)
The Earl Who Played With Fire (Mayfair #4)
Genre: Regency Historical
Setting: England, 1813
Length: 91,000 words (full-length novel)
You may like this if you like: reunited lovers, scandalous widows, powerful alpha males, female friendships, painters, fabulous house parties, and couples who rediscover how to love each other
What the reviewers say:
“Deeply moving, often painful and truly romantic, Sara Ramsey's third Muses of Mayfair book is a poignant journey from start to finish… Such a moving, immersive work that I couldn't stop reading until Ellie and Nick's story had played out. Sara Ramsey has written a deeply emotional, challenging and ultimately rewarding story that should be savored.” - Bridget, The Romance Reviews
“This book takes the [historical romance] genre to another level...The novel is filled with characters who are complex and compelling, who have stories of their own to tell...I found myself making excuses to extend my reading time just that bit further.” - Margaret Fisk, Tales to Tide You Over
“This is one of the sexier regencies I've read, so if you like steamy scenes it should be an auto-buy. It's a sexy romp, with a little intrigue...Recommended for lovers of sexy regency hijinks and revenge plots.” - Elyse, Goodreads
“Yet again I enjoyed the continuation of The Muses of Mayfair series by Sara Ramsey...It is so very easy to fall in love with the story of each one of these friends. Each woman is so very remarkable in her own right and so very strong.” - Robin, Romancing the Book