The Summer of Wine and Scandal

Shana Galen
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 Nothing goes with wine…

Dandy Peregrine Lochley detests the country. It’s exceedingly dull…until the wheel of of his curricle sinks in mud and a country miss digs him out. Feeling obliged to repay her kindness, he invites her to dine at Friar’s House, the estate let by his friends the Gages. Caroline Martin is a mystery, and the more Lochley happens upon her, the more he wants to uncover her secrets. But when Lochley rescues Caro from two men accosting her in town, he finds out the ugly truth about Caro and about himself.

Better than scandal.

Caroline Martin made one mistake. She trusted a man who betrayed her. Now she lives in seclusion on her father’s vineyard. When she meets viscount’s son Peregrine Lochley, she’s tempted to trust again. Her worst fears are realized when he discovers her secret. Can he accept her, despite her flaws, or will this wine expert reject her like an inferior vintage?

***This novella was previously featured in the anthology A Gentleman for All Seasons.***

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About the author

Shana Galen is three-time Rita award nominee and the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making.

Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

Visit her website at www.shanagalen.com 

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Shana Galen
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Published on
Jun 29, 2016
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Pages
81
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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