Reviews - Historical

It is time for Lady Cornelia, Nellie for short, to marry. Her father has matched her with Charles, the Duke of Shewsbury. Nellie is nervous. She has had her heart broken before. Not only, that but she has heard about the Duke's mistress and his past. This is not the type of man she wants to marry, but when she meets him, she finds him attractive and kind.

An evening with a boring beginning ended in a stolen kiss and a promise that would lead to betrayal. Sarah meets the Earl of Markham at a ball. Their meeting leaves them both falling for each other instantly. Three weeks later, the Earl of Markham is betrothed to Sarah’s sister and not long after that, her sister dies from complications of a miscarriage.

Learning her brother, David Deare, received a letter from Roderick Usher, inviting him to visit, Madeleine encourages him to make the trip. He warns he barely remembers Usher from school and the family is eccentric — and cursed. Arriving at Usher House, Roderick is puzzled as to why David is there. Mentioning the letter, Roderick vehemently denies writing David.

Isobel’s heart belongs to Alasdair Cameron, but she is forced to marry the cruel, heartless Lord Archibald Cuthbarten, Duke of Temsworth. Ten years later, she escapes from Temsworth with her five-year-old son, Connor. Alasdair finds her taking refuge in a house of ill repute as a maid to support her elderly aunt and son.

Lady Fredericka Ashworth is facing a big decision. She is past marriageable age and needs a husband, one who will allow her to continue with her odd hobby of inventing things and woodworking. Love would be a bonus, but her freedom is paramount. When she encounters childhood friend Lord Miles Luxington, an idea springs to mind.

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