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VIRGINIA HENLEY
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“Henley's gift for bringing remarkable women to life in colorful, turbulent times is what turns her romances into keepers. Henley heats up the pages with her love scenes, and her skill at portraying actual historical personages with humanity while maintaining historical accuracy wins our minds. Henley knows what historical romance is all about and always gives the readers what they want.”

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RT Book Reviews

The Dark Earl

“Virginia Henley proves once again that she is the queen of historical romance.
The Dark Earl
transports you to another time with love, passion, and storytelling. Great read!”

—Fresh Fiction

“Entertaining, funny, and catchy,
The Dark Earl
makes for one well-spent evening. Henley's ability to develop interesting characters possessing undeniable spunk despite the constrictions of the Victorian period is particularly fascinating.”

—Night Owl Reviews

“The characters are refreshingly fun and the story is a delightful romp from beginning to end with the perfect balance of impudence and romance.”

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Publishers Weekly

“Not since Norah Lofts's Suffolk House trilogy has an author so brilliantly incorporated a home into a romance. Readers are sure to adore the outspoken heroine as well; her love of life and family are contagious. . . . The colorful backdrop and Henley's ability to capture the era will enchant readers.”

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RT Book Reviews

The Irish Duke

“Few if any writers can interweave historical information to enhance a story line as deftly as Virginia Henley can and does with the enjoyable
The Irish Duke
 . . . exhilarating.”

—The Best Reviews

The Decadent Duke

“A standout . . . the perfect blend of historical backdrop and romance.”

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RT Book Reviews
(top pick)

Insatiable

“Dangerous games, Machiavellian manipulations, and political maneuverings . . . lusty and lavish.”

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Booklist

“As twists of fate contrive to keep the two apart—intrigue, backstabbing, the bubonic plague—readers will hanker for them to live happily ever after.”

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Publishers Weekly

Undone

“All the sensuality and glitter of a more traditional romance but enriched by the plot's complexity and the heroine's genuine growth.”

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Publishers Weekly

“A gently suspenseful tale . . . filled with satisfying historical detail and actual characters from this intriguing period.”

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Booklist

“Extraordinary characters, rich historical details, and a romance . . . [set] the pages on fire.”

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RT Book Reviews
(top pick)

PREVIOUS BOOKS BY VIRGINIA HENLEY

The Dark Earl

The Irish Duke

The Decadent Duke

Infamous

Insatiable

Unmasked

Undone

Ravished

Notorious

Lord Rakehell

VIRGINIA HENLEY

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA:

Henley, Virginia. Lord rakehell/Virginia Henley. p. cm.

ISBN 978-1-101-62654-2

1. Womanizers—Fiction. 2. Man-woman relationships—Fiction. 3. Aristocracy (Social class)—England—Fiction. 4. England—Social life and customs—19th century—Fiction. I. Title.

PS3558.E49634L66 2013

813'.54—dc23 2013023505

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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