My Last Marchioness: The Amberley Chronicles
by May Burnett
At the Sussex estate of James and Charlotte Ellsworthy, the summer of 1822 brings unexpected visitors, a ball, intrigue, and the triumph of love - but not necessarily in the expected direction.
Lady Minerva Ellsworthy is the most sought-after debutante of the season. What could be more natural than a match with a duke's heir, for whom only the very best of the current crop is good enough?
Miss Celia Conway is clever, pretty and rich, but will the breweries in her family background, and her greedy scoundrel of a father, impede the grand match her family is so set upon?
A French Marquis and owner of a magnificent castle in the Loire Valley would like to woo one of these ladies; but life-and-death concerns send him on a break-neck journey to France. In his absence, a man who actually works for a living might carry away the prize.
A missing infant, two great fortunes, a political career, and five hearts lie in the balance. Who will come out ahead in this race, and who will be left to lick their wounds?
James and Charlotte will certainly have their hands full.
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