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Long ago, young Viscount Bradley’s prudish family forbade him to marry his beloved. Now, the aging lord has plotted a subtle revenge. His three nephews can split his fortune, but only if each marries a fallen woman. Two have found brides who meet the terms . . . and all depends on the youngest, Peregrine Sullivan.
New York Times
bestselling author Jane Feather’s Georgian trilogy concludes with a sexy tale sure to delight.
Only desperation would drive a lady to disguise herself in hopes of employment, but the twenty thousand pounds that their father promised beautiful Alexandra Douglas and her invalid younger sister has vanished into the hands of the greedy cousin who inherited the estate. Alexandra, in search of justice, embarks on an elaborate charade to infiltrate Combe Abbey, her ancestral home, and secretly take the money back.
Peregrine, visiting the Abbey, is intrigued by a woman whose mind matches his on every level. Who is this middle-aged spinster with a young woman’s eyes and a youthful step that even a limp cannot disguise? Sensing some scandalous secret, Perry assumes the lady would delight in being rescued. But his efforts are rebuffed; Alexandra will take care of herself and her sister, thank you very much. Can Perry court the daring and independent young woman, win her heart, and be the last brother to wed?
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Born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in the south of England,
JANE FEATHER
began her writing career when she moved to Washington, D.C., with her family in 1981. As well as being the author of The Blackwater Brides series, she wrote the
New York Times
bestselling Wicked series:
A Wicked Gentleman
,
To Wed a Wicked Prince
, and
A Husband’s Wicked Ways
. Recently, she ventured out of romance with her Elizabethan-set historical novel,
All the Queen’s Players
. Her romantic holiday novella appeared in the collection
Snowy Night With a Stranger
, and her all-new, full-length Christmas novel is coming soon from Pocket Books. In total, she has written nearly fifty bestselling novels and there are more than ten million copies of her books in print.

Don’t miss any of the Blackwater Brides, available now from Pocket Books!

And look for Jane Feather’s sensuous new Christmas novel, coming soon from Pocket Books

A lady’s secret . . .

“Do you have the first idea what you’ve done?” Alexandra demanded. With cold clarity, she thought,
It’s over.
All the work, the misery of the charade, all for nothing. Blind rage filled her, and her palm cracked against his cheek.

Peregrine grabbed her wrist. “
No.
You won’t do that again.”

Under his steady blue gaze, Alex felt the rage die down. “You’ve ruined
everything,
” she said in a low voice.

“How?” he demanded. “I don’t intend to spoil your game. I’m only curious. Will you tell me your first name, at least?”

“Alexandra. Let go of me,
please.

“Do you promise not to run?”

She shook her head impatiently. “Where the hell would I run to?”

That made him smile, dissipating the tension. “Much better. Now I feel I’m in the company of the real Alexandra . . . whoever she may be.” He released her. “How can I be of help?”

“You can pretend this never happened.”

He shook his head. “Oh, no. I’m afraid I could certainly never pretend I didn’t see you frolicking on the beach, with your hair flying in the breeze.” He trailed his fingers through the cascade of chestnut hair, as the mystery of who Alexandra Hathaway was suddenly lost its importance.

He cupped her face, and his mouth hovered over hers, his breath brushing against her cheek.

A Wedding Wager

“This compelling read delivers an unforgettable cast of characters and places them in an irresistible story . . . that only an author with Feather’s talents can pull off.”


Romantic Times

“Vivid protagonists, appealing secondary characters, and a passionate romance.”


Publishers Weekly

“A page turner. . . . A thoroughly enjoyable novel.”


Romance Reviews

Rushed to the Altar

“Gathers momentum much like a classical opus that ends in a resounding crescendo. . . . Ms. Feather certainly knows how to titillate the imagination with some sizzling scenes set in a tapestry of bygone days.”


Winter Haven News Chief

“Fun and intelligent. . . . I am completely captivated.”


Fresh Fiction

“An ingenious story line, witty prose, and charming characters . . . a well-written addition to the historical romance genre.”


Romance Junkies

A Husband’s Wicked Ways

“A consummate storyteller, Feather rises to new heights in her latest Wicked novel of intrigue and desire. Her utterly engaging characters and suspenseful plot combine to hold you spellbound.”


Romantic Times

“Filled with recurring quirky characters, truly evil villains, and a fearless heroine who is definitely an equal to her hero.”


Booklist

To Wed a Wicked Prince

“Enchanting and witty . . . sizzling.”


Publishers Weekly

“A poignant love story . . . strong characters, political intrigue, secrets and passion . . . it will thrill readers and keep them turning the pages.”


Romantic Times

A Wicked Gentleman

“Will enchant readers. . . . Filled with marvelous characters—and just enough suspense to keep the midnight oil burning.”


Romantic Times

“Intriguing and satisfying. . . . The captivating romance is buttressed by rich characters and an intense kidnapping subplot, making this a fine beginning for Feather’s new series.”


Publishers Weekly

All the Queen’s Players

“Beautifully moving . . . rich in period detail.”


Booklist

“A truly fantastic novel.”


The Romance Readers Connection

“Terrific.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

Also by Jane Feather

Rushed to the Altar

A Wedding Wager

All the Queen’s Players

A Husband’s Wicked Ways

To Wed a Wicked Prince

A Wicked Gentleman

Almost a Lady

Almost a Bride

The Wedding Game

The Bride Hunt

The Bachelor List

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