In for a Penny
By Rose Lerner
(DP, Paperback, 9781428514560, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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IN FOR A PENNY
No more drinking. No more gambling. And definitely no more mistress. Now that he’s inherited a mountain of debts and responsibility, Lord Nevinstoke has no choice but to start acting respectable. Especially if he wants to find a wife—better yet, a rich wife. Penelope Brown, a manufacturing heiress, seems the perfect choice. She’s pretty, rational, ladylike, and looking for a marriage based on companionship and mutual esteem.
IN FOR A POUND
But when they actually get to Nev’s family estate, all the respectability and reason in the world won’t be enough to deal with tenants on the edge of revolt, a menacing neighbor, and Nev’s family’s propensity for scandal. Overwhelmed but determined to set things right, Nev and Penelope have no one to turn to but each other. And to their surprise, that just might be enough.
Rose Lerner, a graduate of Swarthmore College, is a cook at a natural foods co-op in Seattle. Her debut, In for a Penny, was followed by her second novel with Dorchester, A Lily Among Thorns.
“Georgette Heyer watch out! With believable characters and a keen eye for period detail, Rose Lerner serves up a sprightly and splendid take on the classic marriage of convenience plot. Not to be missed by fans of the Regency romance." --Lauren Willig, author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
“The grit of Dickens and the true-to-life, breathing characters of Austen. Rose Lerner is a new star in the Regency firmament." --Judith Laik, author of The Lady Is Mine