*New revised and updated edition for 2013*
A short story collection of approximately 40,000 words
Midsummer Eve is the traditional time for love divination, when gentlemen and ladies can hope to meet their true love.
Lord and Lady Allingham hold a lavish ball every year at their country estate, Rookery End, to celebrate this ancient custom. These five little tales of love and passion take place in this romantic setting in Regency England.
The Virtuous Courtesan:
A valuable portrait sparks a series of events that culminate in Lord and Lady Allingham’s extraordinary first meeting.
Following her disagreeable aunt's demise, Deborah King attends the midsummer ball where she encounters Sir Benedict Catesby. Can Deborah and Sir Benedict overcome past bitterness and let love triumph second time around?
Blue Figured Silk:
The handsome Marquess of Shaftesbury is renowned as a rake and a gambler. When the Marquess arranges an assignation with an attractive widow in the garden, his encounter does not turn out as he expected...
A Scandal at Midnight:
Young governess Verity Brook accompanies Miss Amelia Gardiner to Rookery End and receives a shocking letter. Verity must act to avoid a scandal, but the only person she can turn to is the arrogant Sir Tristan Millforte - the nonpareil Amelia is to marry.
A wily valet lends a helping hand when Captain Simon Russell’s future happiness is at stake.
‘Deliciously romantic’ - Nicola Cornick, USA Today best-selling author
‘The stories are, to put it simply, magical’ – Poisoned Rationality
‘A delightful collection’ – The Romanceaholic
‘Well-written and entertaining. Don’t miss out on this!’ – Bookishly Attentive
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Published June 21, 2013
by E-scape Press Limited.
Romance, Literature & Fiction, History.