Lady Augusta Worth, eldest daughter of the Duke of Faraday, will not settle for anything less than love. When she arrives in London late in the Season, she has high hopes of making a match. She has already attracted a long list of potential suitors, all of whom have noteworthy prospects. To help in making the difficult decision, she invites them all to a Country House party just after the Season's end.
But before any future husband of Lady Augusta's can approach her for her hand, he must also gain the approval of her family. And that may prove to be more difficult than expected, as one by one, whether self-implicated, aided by another, or by sheer circumstance, each of her suitors discredit themselves.
It will take a true Gentleman of Worth to capture Lady Augusta's heart.
Finding a husband proves difficult for Lady Charlotte Worth, second daughter of the Duke of Faraday. Charlotte has every desirable attribute of a young Regency miss making her entrée into society.
Eligible gentlemen cannot wait for her to make her London debut and arrive at her country house, Faraday Hall. They all speak to her of their undying love and promise a lifetime of devotion. But for Charlotte, who sees the good in everyone, this makes the decision all the more difficult.
Lady Muriel, the youngest Worth sister, is not convinced by words alone. She plans to put these gentlemen to the test, hoping there is one among them who is worthy of her sister's affection. It will take a true man of quality to look beyond Charlotte's exterior perfection and treasure her for her inner beauty.
When Lady Muriel Worth, the Duke of Faraday's youngest daughter, travels to London to enter the Marriage Mart, she is more interested in academic than matrimonial pursuits. Certain she can juggle the society schedule and her numerous suitors, she plans to steal away for lessons with her Latin tutor whenever she can.
All goes as Muriel expects until the Earl of Amhurst arrives. London gossips link their names, and this causes complications not only for her reputation but for her heart as well.
It will take a proper Man of Circumstance to distract Muriel from touring Roman ruins and conjugating Latin verbs. To her dismay, the new Earl of Amhurst may do just that.
With his three daughters finally married, Edward, Duke of Faraday, prepares to settle into a quiet bachelor life. His family, however, has other plans. Concerned that the handsome widower will grow lonely without their company, the young ladies and their brother scheme to find Edward a new duchess—whether he likes it or not.
Suddenly the duke is London’s most eligible gentleman, caught up in a swirl of parties and balls designed to place Society’s loveliest widows in his path. His only solace is a quiet garden hidden amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, where an intriguing stranger captures his imagination as no woman has before.
But is she a kindred spirit? Or is he fated for solitude after all?
Now that she’s seen her three nieces—daughters of the Duke of Faraday—successfully married off, Mrs. Penelope “Penny” Parker finds herself adrift. But the lovely widow is not without purpose for long. Wealthy bachelor David Cavanaugh is in desperate need of a pretend wife—and he’s convinced that Penny would be perfect for the role.
Risking scandal and her good reputation, Penny agrees to accompany David to the country and play the part of his blushing bride in order to make his grandmother’s final days more restful. She vows to do anything to appear part of a loving couple—even if that means going along with David’s seven-year ruse about his fictional family.
But Penny and David’s game of make-believe starts feeling all too real. Has Penny found a match of her very own? Or will she and David be parted forever once the curtain comes down on their show of romance?
Frederick Worth, Earl of Brent, is out of luck. He’s gambled away a considerable fortune, and London’s creditors are in pursuit. Rather than return to Faraday Hall and risk his father’s displeasure, he flees to his property in the remote north. Only Penshaw Manor isn’t quite the safe, comfortable haven he expects.
Freddie is horrified to discover that not only is the property in an alarming state of disrepair but “the Earl of Brent” is loathed by tenants and neighbors alike. Forced to conceal his true identity, he finds himself enjoying this small circle of society, even as he falls for the lovely—if oftentimes infuriating—Miss Rosalind Harris.
Now he’s tempted to bid farewell to his rakish ways and become the true lord of Penshaw Manor. But first, Freddie must prove his worth to Miss Rosalind—and to himself—before anyone discovers who he really is…
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