I’ve had some questions about our series of clean Regency romances, The Eardleys of Gostwicke Hall. Here’s the cover of the third novel, The Lady And The Man Of Fortune: A Wicked Secret.
Anne’s story: Lady Kingston takes charge
This is Anne’s story. (Each of the novels can be read as a standalone, if you wish.)
Anne is Lady Kingston, and she has a secret…
From the book’s description:
Anne, Lady Kingston, has no intention of marrying again. Not only was her first marriage disastrous, but she’s constantly hounded by men attracted to her beauty and wealth. One of those men lives next door, and spies on her.
As the head of her family, Anne is sponsoring her niece Eva in her first season.
Tall, thin, and plain, Eva has the social skills of a block of wood. But Anne understands the illusions that money can create. With the ton’s top friseur, elegant clothes, and a healthy dowery, Anne knows that she has the ability to weave a web of glamour around Eva. If only Eva would cooperate…
Anne wishes she had Catherine’s confidence
Anne’s marriage to Lord Kingston destroyed her confidence. A snippet from the first chapter:
Anne’s marriage to Lord Kingston had changed her. The happy girl she’d been before her marriage would never have cowered behind curtains. She would have laughed at Lord Wallwood’s pretensions. Would she ever be that confident and outgoing again?
Kingston was dead, but he still affected everything she did. “Rest his soul, Kingston was not an easy man. So I’ve no desire to live like that again,” Anne had explained to Catherine, striving to keep her tone light.
Catherine always saw too much. Anne wished that she had Catherine’s air of command, and boundless confidence. Catherine wouldn’t be afraid of Lord Wallwood. She’d glare at him, and he’d wither, like a salted snail.
“Not all men are controlling — many are just useless, like my Major Grove, the gambling fool,” Catherine said. “Heaven knows, if I could rid myself of him, I’d marry anyone — a chimney sweep would be preferable. Trust me, I wouldn’t be demanding.”
Available soon, The Lady And The Man Of Fortune: A Wicked Secret
Anne’s story is coming soon.