Sometimes a Rogue (The Lost Lords)

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Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well-bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life.

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*Starred Review* Sarah Clarke-Townsend would do anything for her twin sister, Mariah, the Duchess of Ashton. So when a very pregnant and very cranky Mariah pleads with Sarah to accompany her on an early morning carriage ride, Sarah reluctantly agrees. Everything is going without a hitch until the two women arrive at a long-abandoned church on the Ashton estate, and Mariah realizes that it’s time to give birth. Sending their groom off for help, Sarah tries to make Mariah as comfortable as possible when matters suddenly go from bad to worse. A band of dangerous men suddenly turns up with plans on kidnapping the duchess. After safely hiding Mariah away, Sarah presents herself as the duchess and lets the men take her instead. Fortunately for Sarah, the Duke of Ashton’s good friend Rob Carmichael has just arrived for a visit, and finding people is Rob’s professional specialty. Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney’s fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure. --John Charles

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Prolific Regency romance author Putney's fifth Lost Lords installment (after No Longer a Gentleman) shows off her expert storytelling skills. Sarah Clarke-Townsend is with her heavily pregnant twin sister, Mariah, the Duchess of Ashton, when the two are set upon by a band of kidnappers. Sarah pretends to be Mariah in order to protect her, claiming to have given birth and left the baby with a wet nurse. Sarah remains stalwart as the kidnappers whisk her to the coast of Ireland, while Mariah's husband hires Bow Street Runner Rob Carmichael to bring her back safely. When Rob finally catches up with Sarah, he is deeply impressed by her tenacity as they make a harrowing trek home. The two are soon wondering whether mutual admiration and desire are enough to build a relationship upon. Readers will especially love Sarah, a beautiful and resilient damsel in distress. (Sept.)

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