She dares all for love: The widow of a soldier, Lady Victoria March travels to England to meet her late husband’s relations for the first time. She’s astonished by her reception: suspicion and insults abound. However, Lady March cannot leave. She’s on a mission that has everything to do with family and the things that bind them together.
The picture of innocence, Miss Mabel Anderson, and the sister of a cleric. But many people in her port town of Salford lived in poverty, their only chance at making a decent living being the smuggling trade. Mab inadvertently found herself the leader of this group, but a government agent, Sir Stamford Wicklow, was come to town specifically to discover the leader’s identity—and imprison the villain.
No balls and routs here, instead the book focuses around country pastimes such as farming, riding and visiting the local ‘big’ town, Bristol.
From the book blurb:
As a prank, five young men, encouraged by her brother, proposed to Kate Montgomery. No harm done, except that it reminded some in the country neighborhood that Kate had also refused the suit of the Earl of Winterton’s brother–but then surprisingly accepted a legacy from him when he died in the Peninsula.
One of my all-time favourite Joan Smith books.
From the book blurb:
Ella Fairmont, as the anonymous Miss Prattle, has taken the Duke of Clare to task regularly in her gossip column. The duke, unsuspecting, includes Ella and her aunt in his week-long country houseparty. He has also included the blue-blooded Lady Honor, the strikingly beautiful Miss Sheridan, and the multi-talented Miss Prentiss. How could one “ordinary” young lady with a sharp tongue compete with three sterling debutantes?
The blurb: Penniless Julia Marsh and Sir Carey Fitzhugh met in Vienna, at the Congress, where Julia was governess to her sister’s children. When they met again, Julia was stranded without money or luggage, and had taken a job in a Bavarian inn. Sir Carey had been jilted, and needed a wife in order to […]