Valerian Dorning is the quintessential younger son, poised and charming, always happy to partner the wall flowers or make up the numbers. Then he meets heiress Emily Pepper, and the life of an impecunious bachelor abruptly loses its appeal…
Nathaniel Rothmere has bided for years in solitude at the Rothhaven ducal seat on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. He carefully cultivates a reputation for secrecy and ill-humor, such that most of his neighbors only catch a glimpse of him when he gallops his demon-black steed hellbent as darkness falls.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for grumpy dukes (her brother is one), but she needs Nathaniel’s guidance as she seeks entre into Yorkshire society. Reclusive, difficult Rothmere has figured out the secret to commanding respect from one and all, while Althea has failed at that same quest during multiple London seasons. Nathaniel at first refuses to help Althea, but solitude on the moors has become a trial, and Althea commands Nathaniel’s respect, so what’s a lonely, brooding duke to do?
And if that’s not enough… Readers have kindly reminded me that as novella anthologies retire, I need to get my little stories re-published! At the top of that queue are stories written for His Grace of Hardcastle (May I Have This Duke), and His Grace of Sedgemere (Duke of My Dreams). I hope to have Their Graces back on the shelves by late January in a duet titled, A Duke Walks into a House Party. More novellas will be republished as the year progresses.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, I’ve also started writing a Regency mystery series with a working title of Lady Violet Investigates. I have no idea where that project is going, but I’m having great fun with book two, Lady Violet Attends a Wedding! Later in 2020, I’ll very likely have a True Gentlemen story for Oak Dorning, and yet another Rogues to Riches is scheduled for Fall 2020–The Truth About Dukes–which is turning out to be one lovely story.
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