The Marquess

Regency Nobles

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A soldier who despises women and a woman who despises soldiers must depend on each other to survive.

 Scarred in a duel over a feckless female, Gavin Lawrence leaves America to take up his new duty as Marquess of Effingham, vowing never to care about others again. But he does care about protecting his crumbling new home—the secret passages apparently conceal an intruder he’s determined to root out.

 Dillian Whitnell guards her injured cousin in isolated Arinmede manor after an attempt on both their lives. Having followed her father’s troops for years, Dillian is adept at camouflage. She just hadn’t expected the stubborn new marquess to refuse to believe in ghosts. Her game of hide-and-seek game taunts his irritation into intrigue, and intrigue into a forbidden passion, until Gavin realizes the exceedingly annoying but courageous young woman he chases is in terrible danger.

Once more, the marquess is faced with the prospect of a fight for his life over a woman—unless Dillian leaves him and all she loves behind.

 

REVIEWS

 

“...a rousing good tale that is alternately merry, mischievous”  Ann McGuire, Romance Reader

 “This fast-paced, witty novel will definitely delight on a cold winter’s night.” Margaret Devilbiss, Gothic Journal

 

“Ms. Rice brings two marvelous characters together. With her mastery of subtle humor, The Marquess will please the taste of the most discriminating readers.” Joan Hammond, Romantic Times

 

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With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

 

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Book View Cafe
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Published on
Jan 14, 2018
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Pages
486
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ISBN
9781611381733
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / General
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“Patricia Rice weaves magical love stories”--Mary Jo Putney, NY Times Bestselling Author

"Rice takes her readers on an amorous adventure in this magical tale."--RT Book Reviews

"There is never a dull moment.”--Nightowl Reviews

The long-awaited sequel to NY Times bestseller Patricia Rice's <i>Magic </i>series of historical romances is finally here!

He’s a scientist who studies the stars. She’s an astrologer who predicts the future. Can a lonely witch save a handsome unbeliever from his own doom?

The Lonely Witch

While creating zodiac charts for her eccentric and mysterious Malcolm relations, Lady Azenor Dougall — a talented astrologer — realizes the alignment of the stars poses a fatal threat to her beloved siblings. To protect those she loves, she flees her Scots home... and searches for an answer.

The Handsome Scientist

Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, is a renowned astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. If only the women his all-male family attracted were as predictable as the laws of science. Nonetheless, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life — until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that his brother, the Marquess, is in terrible danger.

The Magic in the Stars

Can Lady Azenor Dougall convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And can she escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company?

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