The Duchess Diaries

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The Duchess Diaries,
Volume One

Dearest Lara,

You have, by now, been told of my plan for you to make a match during your first Season, despite your lack of a dowry or any desire for a husband. As your grandmother, I know it's your nature to accept all challenges. On your way, then. But first, some advice from my diaries. If you must act scandalously, make sure you're not recognized. Always act clever; it will make everyone realize that you are clever. And never take anyone at face value…

Excerpt from the Diary of Lady Lara Darling

Dearest Diary,

I have not even made it to London, and I have broken all of Grandmother's rules. As is my wont, I did something horribly scandalous, was not at all clever, and was misled by first impressions. But, as it turned out, the distractingly handsome man I believed unworthy of second thoughts (aside from a gasp of appreciation for his physical attributes) merits many more indeed. Which means I should never see him again, don't you think?

Or will I muck that up as well?

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Lady Lara Darling, a country gal, is fiercely independent, reckless by nature, and absolutely unable to turn her back on a dare – even if it comes posthumously from her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Marleston. The late Lady bequeaths Lara money for a debut Season, the services of her dear friend, Lady Tattenbaum, and the prized possession – the old dame's diaries. For in the Duchess Diaries lie the secrets to a successful – and happy –match. Though grateful, Lara isn't interested until the challenge is set forth: that she find a husband during her one Season. This she cannot refuse, but her odds are looking slim when she entangles herself with Griff Hallsbury, a notorious coachman, while simply en route to London...

About the Author:

When not carpooling, scraping gum off seatbelts, doing laundry and staring insanity in the face, Mia Ryan likes to escape into her writing. You can also read Mia Ryan's "A Dozen Kisses" in The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, an Avon book published in February 2003.

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