An Arranged Marriage (The Company of Rogues Series, Book 1): Regency Romance
ePublishing Works!, 11/07/2013 - 352 páginas
"Jo Beverley strains the boundaries of political correctness . . . There is no denying Ms. Beverley is a master storyteller and perhaps because of this political incorrectness she delivers a powerfully fresh stage for her story." ~Tara A. Green
Ruined through her vile brother's schemes, Eleanor Chivenham is offered rescue by marriage to a rake with an infamous French mistress. Eleanor accepts, determined to treat the arranged marriage with cool dignity.
Then she meets Nicholas Delaney. Not only does he stir her senses, but the trouble and pain beneath his smooth exterior reaches her heart.
Nicholas is indeed troubled. While serving his country by seducing secrets out of a French spy, he is persuaded to marry Eleanor to protect his family's honor. But such chivalry runs counter to his carefully wrought rogue image, and extends the life-threatening plots shadowing him to Eleanor.
To assist, Nicholas re-assembles the Company of Rogues, a schoolboy group he started years before. But not even they can dampen Eleanor's fighting wit that is quickly unmasking their enemy and testing Nicholas' formidable will.
From The Publisher: Author Jo Beverley is known for her consumate attention to historical detail that wisks the reader back in time to a near first-hand experience. Fans of Regency romance and historical British fiction set in the 19th century, as well as readers of Jess Michaels, Mary Balogh, Christi Caldwell, Stephanie Laurens, Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney will want to read every book by Jo Beverley.
Best Regency Novel, Romantic Times
"A splendid love story... a veritable feast of delight. Bravo!" ~Romantic Times
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Eleanor sighed for her home, Chivenham Hall in Bedfordshire. She had been left
there in peace by her brother, Lionel, until he had finally sold the place to pay his
debts. True, it had not been a life of luxury, for only three servants had stayed to ...
She was sometimes tempted to run back to Bedfordshire and live on the charity of
friends, but not yet. For under her father's will, if she left her brother's “protection”
before the age of twenty-five, she would forfeit her inheritance to him.
Until recently I have lived in Bedfordshire, but now my brother's roof is the house
in Derby Square.” She looked up. “Can you imagine me trying to go to court with
this story, Lord Stainbridge? Would you care to be my witness?” She was not ...
It too is in Bedfordshire, so it should be comfortable for you. If you were to bear a
child it would thus grow up with its rightful inheritance. If it should be a boy,” he
continued hesitantly, “it would in all likelihood become the Earl of Stainbridge in ...
“Where exactly was your home in Bedfordshire?” he asked suddenly, “and how
long is it since you left it?” “Near the village of Burton Magna. I left just after
Christmas.” He nodded with satisfaction. “Then if it should become necessary, we
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This book is somewhat confusing., and perhaps suffers from being a romance rather than a drama. However, there are significant disturbing bits - enough that make it difficult to like the full book as ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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An Arranged Marriage - the first book in the “Company of Rogues” series - tells the story of the leader of this group of men, or "Company of Rogues", as they are called. Nicholas Delaney formed the ... Ler crítica na íntegra