by Beth Elliott
All in the name of love…
For as long as Richard Hartford can remember he has wanted to see Turkey, and explore the antiquities of the once mighty Ottoman Empire.
Now, he is fulfilling that dream alongside his sister, Olivia.
Since their parents died in a carriage accident when she was 16, the siblings have been very close. Now 23, Olivia is a strong woman who knows her own mind.
Before Richard left their family estate for Turkey, he sent Olivia to London for the season, hoping she would find herself a husband. But scandal erupted when Lord Craybook, a gambler with huge debts who knew he could not win her hand any other way, set out to compromise her, keeping Olivia away from home overnight.
Olivia’s aunt, who she was staying with in London, insists she marry Lord Craybrook, but Olivia refuses and is shipped off to Turkey to avoid the inevitable scandal.
Yet Olivia soon falls in love with the magical land of Turkey and she soon meets a number of interesting people, like Lady Hester Stanhope, niece of the prime minister of England, and intrepid world traveller.
And then there is the handsome Selim, cousin to the Sultan.
Selim works as an ambassador for the Sultan and Olivia quickly falls irrevocably in love with him. Things are looking quite promising for Olivia, until Lord Crayrook shows up, determined to win her hand.
Is Olivia destined to live a life of solitude and regret?
Or will her past stay buried long enough for her to have her happy ending?
Filled with the rich detail of the sunset of the Ottoman Empire, Scandalous Lady is a love story that crosses cultures and boundaries, showing what is possible when love is at stake.
Praise for Beth Elliot
‘Beth Elliott's books are witty, engaging and totally entertaining’ – Nicola Cornick, USA Today bestselling author
Beth Elliott studied Modern Languages at university, followed by a spell in France, where she met her Turkish husband. They spent some years teaching at a university in eastern Turkey before returning to England to teach languages. Beth also has a passion for Jane Austen and so the majority of her novels are set in the Regency period.
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