Cobble together a handsome rake, a proper bluestocking, a false betrothal, a country house party, three little girls bent upon mischief, and a dotty (or is she?) old London matchmaker, and what do you have? An intelligent and fun romance--regency romance at its best! Synopsis: True Sin or True Love? Logical Miss Marianna Grantham's oh-so-proper parents are coming to London to meet the wealthy, titled fiance she's been writing to them about. Trouble is, Marianna doesn't have a fiance. She wants to marry for love, not social position as her parents insist, and a sham engagement to a gentleman—arranged by none other than the outrageous London hostess Ophelia Palin!—is just the thing. But Marianna learns too late that Truesdale Sinclair, The Viscount Trowbridge, is no gentleman. Instead, True Sin, as he's known to the ton—is the latest in a long line of rakes and scoundrels, swooned over by ladies young and old, married and not. A pale, starched-up bluestocking isn't at all the sort of woman the viscount is attracted to, but the money Marianna Grantham offers him is irresistible. With his shipping company on the brink of ruin and three little girls—his late brother's daughters—to look after, True is more than eager to accept the bluestocking's unusual proposal. But, while True doesn't want her, he determines from the outset that he isn't going to let her go, either.
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Melynda Beth Andrews' first novel was a finalist for a Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also been nominated for a National Reviewers' Choice Award. She is the author of The Regency Matchmaker Series, which propelled her to #1 on the Top 100 Regency Romance Bestsellers list on Amazon and remained on Amazon's Bestsellers lists for 24 consecutive months. Andrews grew up in rural Florida "running happily dirty and barefoot through the wild" and now lives with her husband and children in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. In addition to writing, she is also the founder of Deep Urban Fine Art, and has created and sold over 350 large-scale abstract paintings all over the world. She loves adventure travel and describes herself as highly experiential, having tried everything from flying a plane to whitewater rafting. She also enjoys reading, hiking, and learning new musical instruments—most recently, the ukelele.
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Book Description Zebra, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110821771825