Classic Regency romance with a dash of suspense . . .
Beautiful Miss Penelope Swinton wants to live out her life as a
spinster in her beloved Northamptonshire, but with an ailing
father and an entailed estate, she must come to London and enter
the Marriage Mart. And if she must marry, she is determined to
marry for love.
In a brief respite from the social whirl of the season, she
retreats from the restrictions of the ton to sketch in the park
and stumbles over a French spy. When Penelope finds her life in
danger, Viscount Beau Wellingham steps up to protect her,
however he has secrets of his own. Wellingham leads a
clandestine life as an agent for the Foreign Office trapping
spies. In defending her life, he unwittingly puts her reputation
In order to save Penelope from society’s scorn, Beau presses for
a betrothal. Though she resists, he insists. Soon Beau is unable
to deny the attraction he feels towards her. Before he can act
on his feelings, danger rises again. This time, his life is on
With a desperate spy closing in, Penelope must choose the safety
of what she has always known or a chance for love. But will she
be too late?
I love the regency romance novels that I can find. This one was
amazing and i absolutely love this author. It was so amazing
that she added the spy twist to this romance gave it a lil more
action and pep to it.
Penelope of what can you say the poor girl is so stuck in the
eyes of society. What is and isnt right and finding her way
through it all.
Beau what an intriguing man with so many secrets to unravel
throught out this book. He is a wonderfully romantic type
character and falls hard and fast for this girl. But worries
about what he has gotten her into because of his life.
A must read for anyone into romance novels.
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. The Last Waltz, the first novel in
her 20th Century Historical Romance Series won the Whitney Award
for Best Historical Novel in 2009. There are now two more books
in that series—Exile and Defiance.
Nine of her novels are Regency romances, compared by critics to
the witty novels of Georgette Heyer. She has also written a
lively genealogical mystery series featuring Briggie and Alex,
two whacky widows, as sleuths. Other genres she writes in
include Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Suspense.
GG graduated from Stanford and received her master’s degree from
George Washington University. She worked as an associate editor
at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, an assistant treasurer in the
Harvard Treasurer’s office, a bond analyst at Fidelity
Investments, and an international banker for Continental
Illinois National Bank (later acquired by Bank of America).
She and her husband David are the parents of three children and
six grandchildren, her greatest joys in life. Her favorite
novel? Jane Eyre. She also loves Florence, Sundance Resort, The
Voice, hot chocolate, lilacs, and dachshunds.
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