First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.

Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family—the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?

The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can’t keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret—one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables—Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed…and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can’t be far behind.

About Mary Balogh

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Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including The Secret Mistress, the acclaimed Slightly and Simply novels, and the five titles in her Huxtable series: First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes Love, Seducing an Angel, and A Secret Affair. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.
Published February 10, 2009 by Dell. 418 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Romance queen Balogh (Simply Perfect ) delivers a savory and passionate Regency to launch a series featuring three smalltown sisters.

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All About Romance

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Elliott remains a contrary and pessimistic man for the most part while Vanessa remains true to her sparkling personality.

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Historical Novel Society

Best-selling Regency romance author Balogh introduces a delectable series about a quiet country family—siblings Margaret, Vanessa, Kate, and Stephen Huxtable—who are unexpectedly thrown into the social whirl of the ton.

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that chronicles the lives -- and loves - of the Huxtable .

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