Lucky's Lady

The Caversham Chronicles

Book 4
Sandy Raven LLC
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When Mary-Michael Watkins married her elderly mentor who owned the shipyard where she worked, she never thought she’d miss the things he can’t give her. But as the years pass, she discovers a surprising need for a child that grows stronger each day. Her husband urges her to look elsewhere for a man to sire the baby she wants, but she can’t even consider such a thing—until she meets Captain Gualtiero.

Luchino Gualtiero, is a man to whom family means everything. Second to family is growing his tea import company, and he’s come to Watkins Shipyard to have two new ships built. He’s enjoyed married women in the past, so has no issue bedding the beautiful wife of the shipyard owner. But when it comes time to leave her, his heart cannot forget her.

Shortly before her husband’s death, Mary-Michael realizes she is carrying the captain’s child. A spurned suitor accuses her of adultery, claiming to be the child’s father to gain the Watkins fortune, and she is forced to ask the captain to care for their child in the event she is found guilty and hanged.

Lucky will do whatever is necessary to have Mary for his own—and to be a part of his child’s life—even kidnap her from her cell and take her on the high seas with him. He knows she’s long fought her feelings for him, and aboard the Lady M he will convince her that his love for her is as endless as the ocean.

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This is where it all started. One family defining honor, finding love, and building a family.

Miss Amelia Lands a Duke, the prequel novella ~ Spinster Amelia is a companion to her aunt when she finds herself deflecting a potential scandal by accepting a marriage proposal from the widowed eighth duke of Caversham. The affection and love that blossoms between them creates the foundation for their family to thrive for generations.

Caversham’s Bride ~ Desperation brings together Ren and Lia, two strong-willed lovers who will both have to learn to compromise if there is to be any hope for a future for them. Once love conquers their stubbornness there is no limit to the depth of passion they share.

Already His ~ Honor and trust are lessons that are not easily come by when they pertain to Elise and Michael, lovers who are both too proud to give quarter. But even the mighty fall when love finally brings them together. Once they realize they were both wrong about the other and they are free to love each other, they become the lovers they were meant to be all along.

Loving Sarah ~ Impulsive and adventurous Sarah never intended to turn her handsome captain’s life upside down by landing aboard his boat. Ian was running from his destiny while hiding aboard his ship and sailing the world. But when they are forced to marry to save their reputations, they both have to grow into their new roles as husband and wife, and becoming a family.

Lucky’s Lady ~ Lies, deception, forgiveness, and redemption. Encouraged by her dying husband to seek a sire for the child she desires, Mary-Michael decides who better to use for her purposes than Lucky, the handsome captain who will leave once his business with her husband’s shipyard is through. But neither of them counted on their instant passion leading to love.

Plus a special bonus transitional short story, WHAT THE FATES DECREE, introducing the next generation. Look for the first book in the new sub-series, The Titans of the Revolution, where the children of The Caversham Chronicles navigate their way in the changing world of Victorian England.

 This Deluxe Version of Fated Love includes the prequel short story What the Fates Decree, and a post-story short story How the Fathers Made it Happen from the three father’s points of view on the eve of giving their daughters away.

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WHAT THE FATES DECREE


WHAT THE FATES DECREE is a transition short story setting up the next two books in The Caversham’s Chronicles, Fated Love, and To Waltz with a Dark Lord.


Lia, Duchess of Caversham, must convince her sister-in-law, the Elise, Countess of Camden, to allow their daughters to go to Scotland without them to attend a house party and fox hunt given by their friend, Lady Adina Ross-Gordon, Countess of Rathcavan. Lady Adina is the grandmother of the new Earl of Rathcavan, and aunt by marriage of Lady Beverly, the best friend of both Lia and Elise.


Lady Adina would like to see her grandson settled in marriage before she dies. Beverly reluctantly brings her daughter to Scotland, doing so at the urging of her husband. She doesn’t want to though as one of the young men in attendance is the man who broke her daughter’s heart.


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FATED LOVE


When an invitation arrives for a hunting party in Scotland, Lady Charlotte, Miss Penelope, and Lady Isabel grow excited about the opportunity to ride with their hostess, Penelope’s great-aunt, the renowned equestrienne Lady Adina, Countess of Rathcavan. Lady Adina was using this event to bring these three particular young ladies to Lyden to play Cupid for her grandson and his friends. 


Laethan Ross Gordon, Earl of Rathcavan, needs a bride. After the explosion at his iron rail-producing mill last spring, his grandmother frequently reminded him that there is no heir. But there was only one lady Laethan wanted as his wife—the Duke of Caversham’s daughter, Lady Isabel. And as luck would have it, Lady Isabel is best friends with his step-cousin, Penelope.


Lady Isabel Halden was tired of being the focus of the gossip writers in England and was hoping for a few quiet weeks in Scotland. That, and each season the men grew more ridiculous and desperate to get her attention. All she wanted was to find a good man to love, someone who would love her in return and not look at her as a debutant with a large dowry and a politically connected family. Bumping into the new earl of Rathcavan at his grandmother’s party proved unnerving. The man was incredibly handsome, and she was attracted to him before she even knew who he was. Discovering his identity gave her hope that the coming weeks might be... interesting. 


Nathaniel Santiago met Miss Penelope Fenwicke riding in the park early one morning. They spent five weeks falling in love until he suddenly disappeared, sent on a secret assignment in another country. The mission turned into a great tragedy, leaving Nathaniel scarred for life, and his employer minus a leg, but still alive. When Nathaniel returned, he was a hollowed-out shell of a man who needed to work through his troubles before he could be the man Penelope needed. To do this, his employer sent him to Lyden to work for Lady Adina who had experience helping men in his condition.


Miss Penelope Fenwicke realized going to Lyden for her great-aunt Adina’s birthday hunt meant facing Nathaniel, the man who said he loved her and wanted to marry her before disappearing without a word. When she learned that he was in Scotland and made no effort to contact her, she tried to make herself hate him, while also realizing something wasn’t right. She was curious and wanted answers and was grateful that her friends would be with her when she confronted him for the first time since he returned home.


Eamon Gowrey wasn’t born a nobleman, but his cousin was. Eamon and Laethan went to university together. When they completed their coursework, they purchased an old foundry and converted it to produce iron rail for the railroads. While confident in business, he wasn’t in his relationships with women. Until the night he saw a lass so beautiful, and so high above him that he knew to ask her to dance would leave him heartbroken. Still, he gathered his courage and asked Lady Charlotte to partner him in a turn about the floor, and surprisingly she said yes.


Lady Charlotte Brightman had long heard of Lady Adina and her skills with a horse, and Charlotte was thrilled to be invited to ride with her. She’d turned her head and heart to her love for training and riding horses after she’d overheard several young men saying horrible things about her behind her back. And when she met the earl’s cousin, Mr. Gowrey, she thought he was nice to her because their friends were now betrothed. She thought Mr. Gowrey handsome, but she wasn’t really expecting anything to come of their acquaintance. She was proved very wrong the moment he kissed her.


A freak accident brings the ladies’ parents to Lyden, and three grooms waste no time asking for permission to marry from the three fathers, and the three brides decide they want to share a wedding day because their love for each other and their husbands had been fated from the moment of their birth.


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HOW THE FATHERS MADE IT HAPPEN


Giving your only daughter away in marriage isn't easy for a father to do. Even when the man about to become your son-in-law is an earl, the cousin of an earl, or the nephew of another earl. 


Christopher Fenwicke, Viscount Huddleston, spent most of his daughter's life away from her and in service to the crown. When he discovers the young translator in his employ on his current mission is in love with his daughter, he is angry at not knowing this beforehand and destroys their letters. But the young man saves Christopher's life not for Christopher's sake, but for his daughter's. When he is recovering, Christopher decides to use his aunt's upcoming seventy-fifth birthday celebration to bring the heart-broken lovers back together. To do this in the manner he thought befitting of his daughter and the heroic young man who saved his life, Christopher needed the help of two of his good friends—the duke of Caversham, and the earl of Camden. 

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Three daughters attend what turns out to be an intimate house party, and soon all three fathers are giving their daughters in marriage to three extraordinary young men—hopefully to produce the next generation for their families.

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Sandy Raven LLC
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Apr 28, 2015
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9781939359124
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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This is where it all started. One family defining honor, finding love, and building a family.

Miss Amelia Lands a Duke, the prequel novella ~ Spinster Amelia is a companion to her aunt when she finds herself deflecting a potential scandal by accepting a marriage proposal from the widowed eighth duke of Caversham. The affection and love that blossoms between them creates the foundation for their family to thrive for generations.

Caversham’s Bride ~ Desperation brings together Ren and Lia, two strong-willed lovers who will both have to learn to compromise if there is to be any hope for a future for them. Once love conquers their stubbornness there is no limit to the depth of passion they share.

Already His ~ Honor and trust are lessons that are not easily come by when they pertain to Elise and Michael, lovers who are both too proud to give quarter. But even the mighty fall when love finally brings them together. Once they realize they were both wrong about the other and they are free to love each other, they become the lovers they were meant to be all along.

Loving Sarah ~ Impulsive and adventurous Sarah never intended to turn her handsome captain’s life upside down by landing aboard his boat. Ian was running from his destiny while hiding aboard his ship and sailing the world. But when they are forced to marry to save their reputations, they both have to grow into their new roles as husband and wife, and becoming a family.

Lucky’s Lady ~ Lies, deception, forgiveness, and redemption. Encouraged by her dying husband to seek a sire for the child she desires, Mary-Michael decides who better to use for her purposes than Lucky, the handsome captain who will leave once his business with her husband’s shipyard is through. But neither of them counted on their instant passion leading to love.

Plus a special bonus transitional short story, WHAT THE FATES DECREE, introducing the next generation. Look for the first book in the new sub-series, The Titans of the Revolution, where the children of The Caversham Chronicles navigate their way in the changing world of Victorian England.

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