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.***

4.5
2 reviews
Janet B
June 9, 2019
Peregrine Lochley third son of a viscount detests the country but he’s been banished from London by his father. Then the wheel of his curricle sinks in mud and a country miss digs him out. Feeling obliged to repay her kindness, he invites her & her family 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. Then Lochley rescues Caro from two men accosting her in Tunbridge Wells, he finds out the ugly truth about Caro and about himself. Caroline Martin made one mistake. She trusted a man who betrayed her. Now she lives in seclusion on her father’s vineyard. A very engaging novella, which is well written with characters that are well portrayed. I must admit I didn’t like Peregrine at the beginning nor his reaction to Caro's secret but he did redeem himself & I grew to like him. I admired Caro for holding her head high & her parents were amazing. I read this delightful novella in a sitting My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Mo Daoust
April 17, 2018
THE SUMMER OF WINE AND SCANDAL by Shana Galen is alternatively touching, hilarious, and very romantic. Caroline Martin is living in shame, when Peregrine Lochley arrives into town and changes everything. In spite of looking like such a superficial fop, he is adorable, and what a joy it was to witness Caro and Lochley form a united front, and I was dying to know what their secrets were. It was such a wonderful story that I was sorry to see it end so quickly!
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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.

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Visit her website at www.shanagalen.com 

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