Once Upon A Victorian Complete Series (Once Upon A Victorian)
by Julia Regan
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Book 1 : Once Upon a Rogue
Book 2 : Once Upon an Arranged Marriage
Book 3 : Once Upon a Duke
Book 4 : Once Upon a Rake
Book 5 : Once Upon a Wallflower
Book 6 : Once Upon a War
Book 7 : Once Upon a Lord
From Once Upon a Rogue :
Emmeline Hughes has lived a privileged yet boring life of custom, groomed for the day when she will be wed to a member of the peerage. When her twin brother disappears, she takes it upon herself to look for him. Disguised as a member of the working class, she ventures to a place she often heard her brother mention: Covent Garden. In that den of ill repute, Emmeline is awakened to desire. Soon, she becomes a lady at court by day, and a courtesan by night. It is during this time that she encounters David, a mysterious rogue who not only ignites her passion but steals her heart.
Emmeline’s double life must come to an end when she is to be presented to the Duke of Bouillon as a prospective bride. Can Emmeline give up her secret existence – and David – to become the prim and proper wife of a duke?
From Once Upon an Arranged Marriage :
She is still adjusting to the life her father's newfound wealth has brought her, and she can't seem to understand why people think it's so much better to have money. After all, with the turn of the 20th century coming quickly, Cora sees more freedom in being poor. She certainly had a less strained relationship with her mother before, and she hadn't been expected to parade around at a coming of age party or to marry a man she didn't love.
And she'd had Joseph.
He hates seeing Cora's unhappiness, but with such a low station in life, he can do nothing about it. Besides, his hands are full with his ailing sister and working every odd job he can find to support the two of them. While the news of Cora's engagement to Charlie Cantrell is difficult to hear, Joseph knows the wealthy young man will provide for her.
But when circumstances become overwhelming and Cora and Joseph find a way to steal a moment here and there to reminisce over their childhood together, the uproar it causes - both in social perception and the raging storm inside both of them that drives them to need each other - becomes overwhelming.
Each forced to make difficult decisions, will they be driven apart by their differences or together by their mutual need?
From Once Upon a Duke :
It is 1815 and Miss Patricia Vine has accepted life as a wallflower. She is six-and-twenty, and does not think she will ever marry. She looks around at the denizens of high society and cannot help but think they are all hypocrites. They laugh to each other’s faces, but shun those who have no money. And Patricia’s family is poor.
His Grace, Morland Dare, Duke of Yeoland, has recently returned from the war in France. The war has left him bitter. He, too, does not care for high society and its hypocrisies. But his business is intricately tied to the lords and ladies whom he invites to his balls. He cannot afford to offend them.
Then he meets Miss Patricia Vine, a cynical, realistic woman with kissable lips and a beautiful face. He discovers that they share many of the same opinions, and their mutual agreement turns to budding love. But they cannot marry, for Morland’s business would be ruined if he married a poor girl.
Morland and his business associate, Sebastian Hardy, come up with a plan. They will pretend to offer Mr.
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