An Unsuitable Bride
By Jane Feather
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781439145265, 480pp.)
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
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Long ago, young Viscount Bradley’s prudish family forbade him to marry his beloved. Now, the aging lord has plotted a subtle revenge. His three nephews can split his fortune, but only if each marries a fallen woman. Two have found brides who meet the terms . . . and all depends on the youngest, Peregrine Sullivan. New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather’s Georgian trilogy concludes with a sexy tale sure to delight.
Only desperation would drive a lady to disguise herself in hopes of employment, but the twenty thousand pounds that their father promised beautiful Alexandra Douglas and her invalid younger sister has vanished into the hands of the greedy cousin who inherited the estate. Alexandra, in search of justice, embarks on an elaborate charade to infiltrate Combe Abbey, her ancestral home, and secretly take the money back.
Peregrine, visiting the Abbey, is intrigued by a woman whose mind matches his on every level. Who is this middle-aged spinster with a young woman’s eyes and a youthful step that even a limp cannot disguise? Sensing some scandalous secret, Perry assumes the lady would delight in being rescued. But his efforts are rebuffed; Alexandra will take care of herself and her sister, thank you very much. Can Perry court the daring and independent young woman, win her heart, and be the last brother to wed?
Jane Feather is the New York Times bestselling author of A Husband's Wicked Ways, A Wicked Gentleman, To Wed a Wicked Prince, and more than twenty-five other historical romances. She was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in the south of England. There are more than 10 million copies of her books in print.
“Readers will be entranced as Feather infuses her protagonists with intelligence, wit and maturity—along with a dose of sensuality ... What a wonderful and satisfying confusion to The Blackwater Brides series. (4.5/5 stars)”
—RT Book Reviews