Court of LoveeBook - 2012
"Love Waits Dacey O'Connor longs to return home to Ireland, but is left nearly destitute after her cheating husband is killed in a duel and she must rely on the hospitality of her distant relative, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire. Dacey has little patience with the insincerity of London's ton even though Georgiana is determined to match her up with the right man-like barrister Andrew Alcott, a man whose tawny mane and unusual golden eyes are mesmerizing. He magnanimously offers her a position as his mistress-what woman wouldn't want a house and unlimited accounts on Fleet Street?- which she adamantly refuses.Yet, when the duke propositions her as well, she knows she must make a decision soon. With no funds, what are her real choices?A Season for LoveA vicar's orphaned daughter, Elizabeth Townsend is grateful to her uncle, the Earl of Dewberry, for taking her in. When she is thrown from her horse while on a country ride, a dashing, raven-haired soldier, just home from the war, gallantly rescues her as a knight-of-old.At twenty-two with no dowry, Elizabeth knows she will never marry into the aristocracy, but the soldier, Darian, would be a good match. Harboring fantastical thoughts, she hopes to see him at the Duke's provincial ball the following week.See him she does, for Darian is the Marquess of Bingington, heir to the duke-and totally out of her league. TotallyEnpointe for LoveRussian ballerina Veronika Dubove is thrilled to be performing at London's Loveland Theatre. Even more thrilling is the nightly attendance of Simon Ardleigh, the Duke of Wentworth, with his dark emerald eyes and wild, untamed look that makes her picture him riding the open moors rather that watching her dance La Sylphide.When England declares war, Veronika and her partner, Evgenii, are to be arrested as Russian spies. The duke steps in and offers them both shelter and protection, which would be just fine with Veronika, except that the duke is betrothed to the niece of former Prime Minister Palmerson and she is not about to become his mistress.Equally determined to fulfill his political obligations by marrying the meek, little mouse he has nothing in common with, Simon struggles to remain honorable even as he is drawn more and more to Veronika's fiery temperament and independent thinking.If only he could marry for love-but there is always duty, something an English duke cannot overlook."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Highland Press Publishing, 2012.
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource
From the critics