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LOOKING FOR A NEW AUTHOR IN THE NEW YEAR?

Hello there!

Lets all be honest, we have our “one-click” authors that if  we see their name, we click the buy/borrow/read button.

Lets also be honest that we often are waiting for our favorite authors and wish we had a few more we could read that had the same appeal.

Well here is your chance to read the type of books that appeal to you, find a new author, and expand your reading repertoire. 

Read through this post and find a surprise at the end!

 

Seduced Under the Mistletoe

 

This lovely collection has authors you already love and some you might not have had a chance to read ergo love, until now!

 

This huge anthology features authors from around the globe

Ashe Barker              Amy Rose Bennett        Vanessa Brooks

Em Brown                 Ellie St. Clair                  Nicola Davidson

Emmanuelle de Maupassant                         Brandy Golden

Gracie Malling         Viola Morne                  Carole Mortimer

Emily Murdoch        Jaye Peaches                Stacy Reid

Lauren Smith           Scarlett Scott

 

Here are the short descriptions and notes from the authors:

 

Our authors, hailing from all over the world, are thrilled to have come together to create this sizzling set of historical romances. These stories appear chronologically, opening with a Viking tale, travelling through the centuries, and concluding in 1903.

 
Yuletide Yielding – by Ashe Barker
She shares his bed and he has her heart. Lynet is a powerless thrall in Stian’s
household, property to be bought or sold on a whim. She adores her Viking master
and knows he cares for her. But this Yuletide he is to wed and that changes
everything…

 
Trusting Her Highland Laird – by Brandy Golden
Laird Gallagher loves his feisty Scottish beauty just as she is, but Eileen wishes to
overcome her terror of the dark, and demonstrate her trust, by donning a blindfold.
Will the experiment drive her fear deeper, or can he prove to her that love conquers
all.

 

Duke of Christmas – by Ellie St. Clair
The Duke of Ware has avoided his betrothed for as long as possible in pursuit of
pleasure — until one fateful meeting. Christmastide takes on new meaning as the
man who cares for nothing sets out to win his future wife.

 

A Christmas Masquerade – by Vanessa Brooks
The French revolution left behind a damaged angel. A bewildered child. A man in
despair. Can the bitter Yuletide winds drive a Christmas miracle? Will there be
enough seasonal magic to heal all three?

 

Peril with a Prince – by Emily Murdoch
Prince Éduard of Aviroux is hunting down the Great Whisperer – the spy helping the
French nobility escape the guillotine – when thwarted by the delectable Giselle. He’s never seen a woman like her: resourceful, cunning, and ready for a fight. What he doesn’t realize is she is the spy he is looking for. Trapped on an island
together, will Éduard discover Giselle’s terrible secret – or will he reveal some of his
own?

 
Her Mistletoe Promise – by Jaye Peaches
Sent home from the battlefields of the Napoleonic Wars, disgraced Lieutenant Elias
Seton catches the attention of gregarious Jenny Templeton, who has fled London
following a scandal. Determined to cheer him up, and with little thought for her reputation, Jenny seduces the officer and promises to keep him company every night
between Christmas Day and Twelfth Night.
After their first night together, she discovers Elias is a demanding master of the
bedroom. Will she be able to fulfil her promise, and what if her family discover them
together?

 
Mistletoe Mistress – by Nicola Davidson
England, December 1813: Miss Rachel Lindsay is desperate. Abandoned at an
isolated country inn on a snowy Christmas Eve, her only hope is a wealthy, stern,
and sinfully handsome stranger—masquerading as her husband. Awaiting a carriage
repair, Arran Elliott, Marquess of Kyle needs lodgings. And, it seems, a wife. But
when their bargain turns into nights of scorching passion and sensual discipline, he
can’t let the spirited and curvy beauty go. His—and her—secrets be damned…

 
The Gentleman’s Seduction – by Lauren Smith
Martin Banks wins a woman in a wager – the daughter of his most hated enemy, yet
her spirit and passion remind him of how much he longs for love, in this Regency
Christmas tale.

 
Bastian’s Surrender – by Carole Mortimer
Abigail Brown’s first meeting with Lord Bastian Forbes, the Earl of Shaftesbury, is to
find him tied naked to a bed at the notorious Club Venus, where she now works. The
following evening, she learns he is to be the gentleman who claims her virginity. But
things are not always as they appear, and despite the unusual start to their
acquaintance, Abigail quickly finds herself falling in love with the arrogant earl.
However, once the earl learns of her true identity, she has every reason to believe
he will never return her feelings.

 
My Lady of Misrule – by Amy Rose Bennett
When widowed countess Minerva, Lady Harlow, discovers a devastating secret
about her late husband just before Christmas, she turns to trusted friend Sir Tristan
King for support. However, when a long-denied desire flares to life—and Minerva
and Tristan agree to a Twelfth Night tryst—Tristan worries a secret of his own will
ruin a treasured friendship. But then again, perhaps this shared night of wicked,
unbridled passion will spark an everlasting love…

 
A Wicked Christmas Wish – by Em Brown
In this wickedly hot Regency, a husband betrayed ventures into the realm of
domination and submission to claim his estranged wife. But will his intentions to
satiate his burning desires backfire and ruin Christmas?

 
A Bluestocking for Christmas – by Viola Morne
Addy Blye is pretty, clever, and poor. When her ailing father can’t undertake his
newest contract, Addy decides to impersonate him. Arriving in Cornwall, she meets the Duke of Trelawney, who is furious at her deception. Handsome and powerful, he
stirs Addy’s darkest desires, but can she trust the duke with her heart?

 
The Marriage Game – by Gracie Malling
In Victorian England, a Christmas parlour game goes awry when Anna, a virtuous
young lady, finds herself upended over the lap of David, her best friend’s rakish older
brother. Now, it’s Christmas two years later and David has returned home from the
British Army determined to make Anna his bride. But can she trust that he’s serious,
or is this just another of his games?

 
Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night – by Stacy Reid
Primrose Markham and Captain Gabriel Northcote cannot deny the burning hunger
between them. Will a wicked night of passion on a winter's night lead to the greatest love? Or only to betrayal?

 
The Night Before Scandal – by Scarlett Scott
When a handsome lord and an eccentric lady meet in the midst of a blizzard at a
country house party, scandal is not far behind. What happens in a carriage does not
always stay in a carriage, and Lord Harry and Lady Alexandra are forced to make a
match to avoid ruination. Will they find true love together by Christmas day?

 
Master of the Moor – by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
After more than twenty years in exile, Lord Mallon returns to his native Dartmoor – a
place vast and barren and mysterious – and there meets the charming Comtessa de
Rosselline. Neither believe in love, but the attraction between them is immediate,
and irresistible. Can they defy the ghosts of the past, allowing their tempestuous
affair to become something more?

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Final note:

If you find a new author you have never read before and find you love them, whether from this impressive list or anywhere else, let me know: Find Alyssa Bailey and I will gift you with a free e-book from my back list.

Thanks for reading…

 

 

 

 

 

Consummating her marriage shouldn’t be so hard

     Guess who dropped by?       

Kryssie Fortune

 Kryssie is a talented writer who brings us her book:   

His Innocent Bride

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HERE is a nibble…

Going about her mundane life in a small fishing village, Alethea never dreamed she would end up with a man like the Earl of Deanswood, yet when she caught the handsome gentleman’s eye he wasted no time in making her his wife. Unbeknownst to Alethea, however, her conniving mother has convinced Deanswood that she has no interest in the marital bed. Devastated by his seeming disinterest, Alethea searches for someone to instruct her in the ways of enticing a man.

When a friend informs Deanswood of Alethea’s plans, he decides to train his new bride himself. Soon enough, Alethea finds herself naked, blindfolded, and helplessly bound as she is thoroughly spanked and then brought to one blushing, quivering climax after another. But when Alethea’s life is threatened by her mother’s vicious scheming, can Deanswood protect his innocent bride?

 

OKAY, I’ll make you a snack plate:

Stonehurst’s eyes shone with mischief. “Your wife came to my establishment earlier. She offered me five guineas to fuck her.”

Deanswood spluttered and almost spat out his brandy. “She did what?”

Stonehurst leaned back and savored a second sip of his wine. “Do you want me to repeat it? After you’ve drawn everyone’s gaze? I didn’t take her money or screw her, of course. Let’s find somewhere to talk.”

Anger turned Deanswood’s features haughty and harsh. Fists curled, he glowered at his friend. Make that former friend. He’d rather beat Stonehurst senseless than talk. “You keep your bloody hands off her.”

All Deanswood had wanted was an heir and a spare. Instead, his wife barred him from her bed—unless a quick screw with no foreplay or kisses once a month counted. He’d rather have stayed single.

He’d dreamed of a wife with a warm smile and sweet nature. Curves that made his mouth water and his palms twitch would be a bonus. Leg-shackling himself to Alethea Allerton was the biggest mistake he’d ever made.

He should have made it clear that he expected to bear his children and submit to the occasional spanking. In return, he’d teach her about passion, bondage, and obedience. Until his mother-in-law collared him in the library, he’d been looking forward to his wedding night. His mother-in-law’s words had kyboshed that.

Stonehurst struggled to contain his laughter. “So, what really happened on your wedding night?”

“It’s none of your business,” Deanswood snapped.

Unabashed, Stonehurst grinned. “Your wife made it my business. Her dress sense is shocking. Is that why you couldn’t perform last night?”

Stonehurst was right. Alethea had involved him in the tangled mess of her marriage. “Did Alethea say I couldn’t… Of course, I could… Damn it, I don’t have to explain myself to you.”

“It might help to talk about it,” Stonehurst suggested.

Deanswood sighed. “Nothing else seems to. After I’d thrown Lady Babs out, my new mother-in-law collared me in the library. She read me an endless lecture on the sins of marital sex. I’d rather take a dressing down from Wellington than endure that again.”

Inwardly, Deanswood fumed. Why the hell had his wife waited until after the ceremony to send her mother to tell him she didn’t want sex? He supposed she was eager to get her grasping hands on his fortune.

When he learned his wife planned to cuckold him, his eyes narrowed and lips thinned in anger. A trip to Gentleman Jackson’s boxing salon beckoned. Going a few rounds with the champion might calm his soul.

Stonehurst’s teasing manner vanished, and he held up both hands, palm out. “I never touched her. We’re attracting too much attention. Walk with me.”

Deanswood had fought alongside Stonehurst in the Peninsular War and again at Waterloo. They’d shared too much to fall out over a woman. That said, Stonehurst enjoyed the earl’s discomfort far too much.

 

Buy links

Amazon USA        https://amzn.to/2waZmpG

Amazon UK            https://amzn.to/2OO3nYN

Amazon Canada        https://amzn.to/2vRZWcw

Amazon Australia         https://amzn.to/2MzN0S0

OR READ FOR FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED

Doesn’t this sound yummy??? 

I just got my copy before I sent this out.

 

Want to know more about Kryssie Fortune?

Kryssie reads everything and anything, from literary fiction to sizzling romance. Her earliest memory is going to the library with her mother. She can’t have been more than two at the time. Reading, especially when a book’s hot and explicit, is more than a guilty pleasure. It’s an obsession.

Kryssie loves to visit historic sites, from Hadrian’s wall to Regency Bath. The first book she fell in love with was Georgette Heyer’s The Unknown Ajax. After that, she devoured every regency book she could. After a while, they went out of fashion, but part of Kryssie’s psyche lives in in in Regency London. She longs to dance quadrilles and flirt behind fans. Of course, Kryssie’s heroines do far more than flirt.

Kryssie lives in Bridlington on the Yorkshire coast –about thirty miles from Whitby, where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. She enjoys gardening, travel, and socializing with her author friends. You’d be surprised how many erotic romance authors live in the North of England.

Side note from Alyssa: I LOVE Georgette Heyer and Regency as well. I bet Kryssie and I would have a blast. KRYSSIE- I am calling you if I ever get back to UK!

Kryssie Fortune Social Media

 

Website      http://kryssiefortune.wixsite.com/kryssie

Blog            http://kryssiefortune.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter         https://twitter.com/KryssieFortune

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/KryssieFortune

Pinterest      http://bit.ly/1OGFnjc

Goodreads     http://bit.ly/2kxqabJ 

Amazon Author Page  http://amzn.to/2hA0ZVO

 

TIME FOR RECOMMENDATIONS:   

ALYSSA BAILEY AMAZON

REGENCY STYLE

Calling all Christmas lovers!

             L… O… N… G          P…O…S…T             T…O…D…A…Y

I have some news! I am part of a wonderfully talented group and have been kindly invited to join them on this Love, Christmas 2 Collection.

But before I venture further into that, I wanted to talk about changes in my world. So, its August, the month where U.S. children return to school. Remember we have 11 children (long, complicated story. OF COURSE, I’m writing a book about it but not in this arena. I’ll keep you updated as there are updates.)

But, for now, lets focus on the new upcoming events. I have the first book of Cian and Molly’s story done and the remaining two of the trilogy outlined. WHEW! I’m excited to finish them and that is the only WIPS I am working on as I promised to have it earlier in the summer and things…LIFE… got in the way.

Anyway, we are homeschooling again this year but adding our 8th grader (our youngest. Her brother will graduate in November with plans to go to college in January.) Hope the heat moderates for us ALL!

Next, IT IS MY DAY TO PURCHASE for this lovely box set below, so … $.99cents

Which means it’s your day too! PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Amazon US;  http://bit.ly/2LuvC2

Amazon UK:  http://bit.ly/2LC2UK

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iTunes:  http://bit.ly/2LoveC2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2LC2Kobo

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CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s a Chance to have my Novella dedicated to YOU! (Or any one of the 25 Author’s works) First requirement is to ENTER!

Enter HERE

Christmas Movie (Box Collection) Contest 

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Calling all Christmas lovers!

Do you love movies of the holiday season? If so, the Authors’ Billboard needs your attention! This coming 2018 Christmas, our authors—New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers—will be putting together a multi-author box collection of brand new, never before published stories to dazzle everyone, but we require your participation.

The title of our collection will be LOVE, CHRISTMAS 2 and the theme of this bundle will be Christmas movies. We want to use YOUR favorite holiday movies as the titles for our books. If you and your movie title are chosen, one of the novellas will be dedicated to YOU. The author will contact you for your name or the name you’d like her to use in the dedication. 

Sound like fun? Please enter the contest by naming your special movie in the contest entry form.

You may enter as many times as you like. So what are you waiting for?

Here’s what the winners will receive:

  1. Twenty-three winners will have his/her favorite movie chosen as the title and possibly the theme for one of the novellas.
  2. That particular story will be dedicated to the winner.
  3. And the winners will receive a free copy of the box set (eBook only).

Ho, ho, ho! And good luck!

Enter Contest HERE

 

This week’s recommendations:

amzn.to/Poppyflynn   amzn.to/WitnessProtect   amzn.to/SCartwright

 

New Release Alert

It’s hot, isn’t it?

Even in Southeast Alaska we have hit the 80’s and believe me, that is at least ten degrees TOO HOT. Texas is scorching but I hear there is more to come. Really? And you choose this heat on purpose? Well, this summer, I am one of the Texans and next summer I hope to be spending my summer season back in Alaska.

I am frantically working on two WIPs in different subgenres and one gives me relief from the other so I don’t burn out on either before they are completed. I am happy to say it is working for the most part. But that brings up a question, how much time should you devote to your business? Is there a healthy amount of time?

Personally, it is the most difficult issue for me because I’m a workaholic and when I love what I do, I am zoned for hours at a time. I sometimes have to force myself to give my family, who I love even more than my work, the time they deserve without being annoyed they have interrupted my scene.

But guess what I am discovering? When I am more balanced in my energies, I am a better writer and a better mother, wife, lover, daughter, friend. I’m still frustrated when I make myself leave my writing cave. I am working on doing just that, more often.

So, how much time is healthy? I don’t know that and I suspect it is variable. For now, I’m on the inside of coolness looking out on sunshine and waves of heat, writing. But I’m happy and I think THAT is the best indicator of all.

Hope the weekend is all you had hoped and more to come. Happy Reading!

Here is my new book and my reading recommendations:

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She was as elegant as any aristocrat, sweet and naughty as a beloved child, and ferocious as a tiger. Amazon The Black Laird Requires

Cairistine Donohue had run away from Scotland to the Colonies to avoid an unbearable future. Now back in England her employment was unexpectantly terminated, leaving her alone with little coin and no prospects. Returning home was not an option. Faced with a life full of hard choices or starving, Cairis gratefully accepted the position of companion to Lady Ashton.

Cullen Black O’Leary dominated the seas, his business, and the lassies. Returning to England to survey his new estate, Cullen sought his escort, Cairistine Donohue. He found her trying to escape him with her red hair flowing and sweet sassy mouth telling him off.  He had to take her as his own.

When Cairis’ dark secrets are revealed, threatening to ruin her and destroy their hope for a future, could she do what her Black Laird required of her to secure their future?

NOW This week’s recommendations: 3 SERIES (You know how I love series)

Amazon Romancing the Coast     Amazon Keira Montclair        Amazon Dakota Black

 

Have you read any good reviews, lately?

I have recently read this article from the NYT.       NYT ARTICLE

I recently read an article about bad reviews. It was well written and I have suffered the angst of someone writing a review, putting three stars out of five and saying they absolutely love it, to someone who has put a one star, describing the plot of someone else’s book, and why it didn’t work. Well, thanks for that, but it might not have worked because it wasn’t my book!?!? (we can’t do that type of punctuation in our books, Editors get testy)

And finally, the LOVELY reviewer who not only read the book but actively pulled out actual events in the story to illustrate their feelings on the book, good or bad, that is an incredible review.  But remember, you can always just say, “I liked the characters” and that’s cool too, honestly. 

Personally, I don’t leave less than a 4-star review if the effort in writing was obvious. Sometimes it isn’t, and I am tactful in my 3 star reviews or I don’t review it.

I know what one bad review can do to a book with only a few reviews to recommend it. Also, Amazon says 3 stars means you are writing a bad review. Amazon, since when do you say average, (3 out of 5 is average), is a bad thing?

So, reviews are like lovers, we all want one but most will skip the experience if he/she is going to leave us with a broken heart.  OKAY, enough said.

 

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At the end of the week, we are shooting for this Thursday, June 21, 2018, a new book is coming out. If you loved Lord Thayer’s Choice, and Lord Ashton Decides, then you will want to pick up my Scots/Irish Tale, The Black Laird Requires.

 

Here is an excerpt of this yummy tale of a Sassy Lass with a few secrets and more sass than is good for her and her stern Laird who is excited to rein in his woman, but not too much…

 

 

 

“That is the reason you like me when I am uncertain and weak.” She could feel herself shrivel inside.

“Is that how you see it? Och, that isn’t it at all. I have thought on things and this is the way of it.” He tucked her against him again and smoothed her hair as he spoke. “I know, given my business and my position in life, I need a woman who is self-assured and can keep her own house. I will need that even more now with the Scottish estate. I can’t need to direct her on how to run her part of our holdings. She can’t be intimidated by the people who come to see me whether they be aristocrat or dock rat. That is Cairistine.” He took a moment and Cairistine nodded.

“But it isn’t all of me, milaird.”

“Aye and glad I am of that. If it were only Cairistine I needed, there are many women I could choose from. I would nae have to look hard. But I want more. I need a woman who loves me and is adventuresome in bed. I need a woman who will check to see no one is looking and then rub her wantonness over me like a brazen bird and then grin when she leaves me wanting. I need a woman who will shoot fiery arrows at me and stand her ground when I skelp her arse because she resents my hand but begs for the leather. I need a woman who burns for my touch because she cannot imagine another’s and lets me take her however I wish because it fills her needs as well. That woman is you, Cairis.”

Cairis ran her hand over his and touched her lips to his palm. “But milaird, are you sure?”

“Aye, but I’m nae done, lass. Finally, I need a woman who loves me enough and is comfortable enough in who she is to be vulnerable with only me, in the privacy of our home. A lass who is my wee colleen. The bairn that is always good but often naughty. I need someone who looks to me as her Da in a grown up but little lady way, who allows us to play.” Cairis looked up at him in some confusion.

“My woman needs to be little for me but also for herself. She’ll allow the comfort she needs, the insecurities that surface to be assured away, and the naughtiness, that a grown up lady is never allowed, to be addressed by me. I need my bairn to allow me to bare her bottom for naughty spankings when she is throwing a temper tantrum and she never looks for the type of gratification that Cairis needs.”

“But that would bring ridicule down on us.”

“No, Cari needs naps and protection from the loch monsters and the Fae. She needs sweetmeats and baths because she simply can’t deal with another thing until she has that nurture. And she wants it only from me, in the privacy of us alone.”

Cairis nodded. “This is what Lady Thayer and Lady Ashton have.” It was a statement of fact, not a question.

“Aye. So, my love, you are the only woman who is perfect for me. I am the only man that can meet your needs as completely as you meet mine.”

COMING SOON… The Black Laird Requires

 

I’m back…

Hey,

So just to say I’m home and settling back into my routines. I am behind in all work projects so am hiding and writing my little heart out. But I needed to stop and let you all know about my friend’s new book and do my cover reveal. Since I hate emails, I am doing them both at the same time.

First, I’ll give you the new book just out:

 

Trusting Ingrid

by LIBBY CAMPBELL

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Ingrid Nickel doesn’t want to go into rehab. Again. She tried it once but it didn’t work. When she meets Lachlan Morrison, the connection is electric. She sees a handsome man, directing and challenging, who won’t be intimidated by a powerful woman like her. He sees a woman whose bluster and sarcasm is a cover for something deep inside her that is badly broken. The daughter of a grifter, Ingrid has grown up street-wise and lawless. Lachlan has rescued more than one creature whose bark was worse than its bite. Will his stern, loving magic work on Ingrid?

Buy on Amazon

 

More about Libby Campbell:

Libby Campbell’s stories celebrate romance with a spicy power exchange. Her women are strong and challenge the powerful men who love them.

Libby has lived all over Canada, but the best decision of her life was when she moved to Australia to marry her leading man. After many years there, they moved back to the Pacific Northwest. They now live in a leafy neighborhood close to the sea.

Libby’s passions are reading and writing. She also loves hiking and an occasional night of dancing.

Connect with Libby Campbell on social media:

 Visit her website and blog here: Libby Campbell

Find her on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Libby-Campbell-849543415164235/

NOW

Book 3 in the Lords and Little Ladies

Cover Reveal

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YEP, we are going to SCOTLAND

Cairistine Donohue ran away from Scotland to the Colonies to avoid an unbearable future. Now back in England her employment is unexpectedly terminated, leaving her alone with little coin and no prospects. Returning home was not an option. Faced with a life full of hard choices or starving, Cairis gratefully accepted the position of companion to Lady Ashton.
Cullen Black O’Leary dominated the seas, his business, and the lassies. Returning to England to survey his new estate, Cullen sought his escort, Cairistine Donohue. He found her trying to escape him with her red hair flowing and sweet sassy mouth telling him off.  She was as elegant as any aristocrat, sweet and naughty as a beloved child, and ferocious as a tiger. He had to take her as his own.
When Cairis’ dark secrets were revealed, threatening to ruin her and destroy their hope for a future, could she do what her Black Laird required to secure their future?

News from Chase Abbey

Hello my Friend from Chase Abbey,

I thought I would take a few moments to write down the latest on dit here at Chase Abbey. You would not believe the events.

First, Caroline is finally married and installed at Teague Manor, not a few hours away. Thank goodness for small favors and big brothers. Barrington put his hand in on this one but he was hard pressed before he did. Caroline should thank me for the push for I found myself sitting more gingerly for the push but Barrington loves his sister and genuinely likes Ravens so it wasn’t quite the hardship my dear husband pronounced it to be.

And once Caroline was finally settled, next rolled in yet another worry. Her Grace is rather upset at the news that Barrington’s brother Nathaniel has indeed married the late Lord Anthony’s hostess and companion, Mary Elizabeth Harlow. I cannot adequately relay to you the concern that this action has brought with it. (Secretly, I love the excitement but not the drama. alas I don’t think one can ever have one without the accompaniment of the other).

Nathaniel has always been the quiet one, the one who would step out of the fray rather than charge full on into it. Now, here we are, in the midst of a conflict he has started! Amazing how the result of one decision can turn the tide for so much more reaction. His Grace has gone silent as a stone. That in and of itself is frightening and then Her Grace has done the absolute opposite, decorum be damned. (sorry Barrington, it was the most appropriate expletive for the occasion).

Now to hear that he is bringing home much more than a late introduced bride of undetermined background and breeding, he is bringing another with them. And they intend to visit Caroline prior to arriving at a new, permanent abode, the location of which no one will enlighten me. The susp\\ense is cruel and I shall have to affect the headache or some other such equally cruel repayment later

There is a bright bit of news, however, Caroline did paint a small portrait of Nate’s bride so that we might know her on sight. She is quite taken with our new sister-in-law. I must admit a liking for her face. I enclose it here for we shall meet Mary Elizabeth in the flesh soon.

With Loving Regards,

Lady Amelia Barrington, Chase Abbey

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