Two Lady Scoundrels and a Duke: (In a Pear Tree) A Regency Romance Christmas Novella

Tessa Candle
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“Regency Romance with a modern sensibility

Unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. I adore Tessa Candle’s books." –Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author.



A second chance at love for Christmas—all she has to do is rob a duke.


Her fall from grace leaves Katherine Blake dirt poor and friendless save for a stray dog. Some Christmas this will be. She cannot even pay the rent, and the nasty, insinuating land agent is getting more suggestive every time he visits. The worst part is watching Dog and her three French hens suffer alongside her, because she cannot scrape together enough food to get them through another winter.


Robbery is a desperate scheme, but what choice does she have? Then, under a frozen fairy moon, the blasted Duke of Foxleigh shows up to ruin her life all over again…


An unhappy decision lies before the discontented Duke of Foxleigh. Shall he stay in London and endure a miserable Yuletide, plagued by his scheming ex-mistress, or shall he accept his friend’s invitation and spend Christmas at Blackwood Estate in good company, but subjected to the relentless spectacle of everyone else’s beatific domestic happiness? When a snowstorm threatens to halt his carriage ride to the country, he begins to think he made the wrong choice. Then a group of highwaymen drive him off the road, entirely. Merry ruddy Christmas, Foxleigh. Here’s your knock on the head!


Being held up a second time is beyond the pale, but when he awakens in the ramshackle cottage of a strangely familiar woman, he realizes his robber is really his savior, and none other than the long lost love of his life, Katherine. It is a miracle, and he intends make the most of his second chance, but then his ex-mistress shows up to ruin his life all over again…


Four falling turds, three French hens, two curdled loves, and a duke (in a pear tree).


Two Lady Scoundrels and a Duke (In a Pear Tree) is a Steamy Regency Romance Christmas novella and Book 5 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. You can read it as a standalone, but you will want to read more. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.


You will love this book, because you crave that witty Regency dialogue but still want strong, unconventional heroines and a peek into the boudoir. Is that too much to ask? Of course not! Go get your rollicking Regency Escape now…

 

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About the author

Tessa Candle is a lawyer, world traveler, and author of rollicking historical regency romance. She also lays claim to the questionable distinction of being happily married to the descendant of a royal bastard.

 

Tessa writes steamy historical romances featuring heroines who stand up for themselves, the unsuspecting noblemen who fall in love with them, and all the high jinks involved in getting them together. Sexy times will ensue (doors wide open and very sexy) but not until the characters have earned it.

 

When she is not slaving over the production and release of another novel, or conducting research by reading salacious historical romances with heroines who refuse to be victims, she divides her time between gardening, video editing, traveling, and meeting the outrageous demands of her two highly entitled Samoyed dogs. As they are cute and inclined to think too well of themselves, Tessa surmises that they were probably dukes in a prior incarnation.

 

Those wishing to remain apprised about new releases, special offers and exclusive content (and wanting updates on the Duke & Duchess Samoyeds, of course) should subscribe to Tessa Candle’s reader group on her website (www.tessacandle.com).

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Publisher
Tessa Candle
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Published on
Jan 26, 2020
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Pages
140
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ISBN
9781772650396
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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"...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.


You will love this book, because you crave that witty Regency dialogue but still want strong, unconventional heroines and a peek into the boudoir. Is that too much to ask? Of course not! Go get your delicious Regency Escape now…

"Regency Romance with a modern sensibility
I love Regency Romance, but I adore Tessa Candle’s books. She never fails to deliver an action-packed romp through London and the English countryside, featuring unique and totally relatable heroines, irresistible love interests, and a cast of family, friends and villains that thoroughly captivates. And there’s always tea. Very hot tea."
–Ev Bishop, USA Today bestselling author

Can the nosy marquess solve the riddle of the widow’s past before her enemy finds her?

The mysterious and desperate Widow Colling is not all she seems. She is not even the Widow Colling. But she can hardly be blamed for assuming false identities: it is the only thing keeping her alive.

 

Her mission is simple. She must only avoid detection, dodge the merciless pursuit of the most notorious madam in London, and stay alive until her twenty-first year. Then she can get her life back—or at least make a new one for herself, perhaps even have the home she has always longed for. 

The interfering marquess-next-door is not making it easy for her, however. He is determined to find her out, and she will do anything to evade him, including hiding in plain sight, right beneath his patrician nose. This subterfuge may conceal her face, but it exposes her heart. When she discovers she no longer wishes to hide, will she risk revealing herself to him and put her future happiness, her very life, under his power?

Frobisher, the self-indulgent Marquess of Fenimore, is also not all he seems. A resolute bachelor, he poses as a dour woman-hating curmudgeon to repel the incessant onslaught of ruthless debutantes and pushy mothers. But going into hiding at his country estate leaves him utterly bored.

The case of the vanishing widow presents a charming diversion. He loves a mystery and secretly cannot resist the allure of the one woman who decidedly does not want his attention. When he discovers the heroine behind the mask, she will challenge his own identity and shatter all his pretenses. But will she also shatter his heart with one final deception and the ultimate disappearing act?

Three Masks and a Marquess is a full length Steamy Regency Romance novel and Book 3 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.

Order your copy and escape to Regency England today!

 

 

“Well-developed characters and an energetic storyline, readers will love the wit, romance, banter, and steam… highly entertaining... Readers who love regency romance with wit and... unexpected twists, will not be disappointed.” —D. Gosney, InD'tale Magazine

 

The earl finally finds his mystery woman—will he lose her forever to his enemy, his best friend, or his own dangerous mistake?

London-hating dreamer, Lydia Norwood, has failed spectacularly as a débutante. Now an encoretante whose family has lost a fortune, Lydia discovers that the beau monde is hard on a nouveau riche social climber, particularly one who is no longer riche and only wants to climb trees. Lydia must stave off the effrontery of rogue lords and conniving competitors long enough to make a good match, or else incur society's scorn by being so scandalous as to earn her own money. Falling for the unattainable Lord Aldley is a distraction she cannot afford. But they share such an enchanted history, how can her heart resist?

The tragically virtuous Earl of Aldley is tired of ambitious families hurling débutantes at his head, but cannot hide in France forever. He returns to London to seek out the mysterious tree-climbing girl who once saved him from a scheming chit, and finds more than he bargained for. Abductions, seductions, trickery and injury all endanger Lydia, but Lord Aldley's heart is imperiled beyond rescue. He has only just found her—will he lose her forever to his enemy, his best friend, or his own dangerous mistake?

Three Abductions and an Earl is a full length Steamy Regency romance novel and Book 1 in the Parvenues & Paramours series. Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.

Get your copy and escape to Regency England, today!

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