The “natural” daughter of a “bawdy house” madame and an earl is pressed into service to imitate her legitimate half-sister snare a different kind of duke at a house party.
A returning soldier’s brush with death makes him realize life is too precious to marry the woman his parents wanted him too, but for whom he doesn’t have feelings. Will he realize the woman who wrote him daily is the one for him?
Jane Austin, her sister and mother visit their brother’s parsonage but they wind up at a dangerous house party for the twelve days of Christmas. Will Jane fall: in love or over dead, before she is able to solve the mystery with her detective skills?
by fangswandsfairy • 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: aristocracy, Avon, collaboration, Count, Duke, Earl, eligible, HarperCollins, Horses, house party, Lady, Lord, Marriage, matchmaker, officer, Regency, Season, the ton
I just love the Regency house party. Where house parties set in the Edwardian period are almost always murder mysteries, the Regency house party novel is a frothy chance for mischief and matchmaking.