Caroline Bingley, beyond frustrated with her brother Charles and Mr. Darcy both proposing to the Bennet sisters, dreads their upcoming nuptials. For three years her sole focus has been on attaining a marriage proposal from one Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley, only to be foiled by a country miss with ‘fine eyes’. Adrift and not sure of her place in life, she meets the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Lord Nathan, who equally vexes and intrigues her.
Lord Nathan Kerr, third in line to a Dukedom, had a well-earned reputation as a Rake. He cast all that and his noble title aside to become Mr. Darcy’s vicar in Kympton, finding contentment in leading his small flock and doing the Lord’s work. His plan for a quiet, country life is thrown into upheaval when he meets the fiery Miss Bingley. Can he reconcile his rising desire for the spoiled miss with how a vicar’s wife ‘should’ behave?
Catherine Bennet knows this better than anyone and the one she carries will remain hidden forever. This means she’ll never marry and it never bothered her before she met Lord George.
Some secrets cannot be shared
An agent for the Crown, Lord George Kerr, concealed his espionage activities beneath a blanket of gossip, drink and loose women. Though forced to resume a more mundane lifestyle among London’s finest, he covertly seeks a traitor to England. All trails seem to converge around Miss Catherine Bennet, a reticent country miss, who unwittingly has captured his heart.
Some things are beyond your control
He’s determined to breach the walls of defense so carefully constructed around her heart and she’s just as determined to stay the course. With the very lives of England’s vast network of spies working undercover in Bonaparte’s France hanging in the balance, Catherine is forced to face her worst nightmare. Her secret laid bare, can George love her enough to overcome what he learns?
She longs for true love…
A dowry of thirty thousand pounds places a hefty weight upon the shoulders of Miss Georgiana Darcy. Her tender heart has been broken before by a cad who cared not one whit for who she was, but as a prize to be won, and she fears no man will ever see the worth of her heart.
Duty and honor…
These are the stalwart columns which hold up the life of Maxwell Kerr, Fifth Duke of Adborough. After rescuing Miss Darcy from an inescapable compromise, an offer of marriage is as natural to him as breathing air. When he discovers this is not the first compromise she has evaded, anger becomes his faithful companion and threatens their tenuous bonds of love and respect.
PRAISE FOR CAROLINE
Nissa ~ Of Pens and Pages
I didn’t now what to expect when I first heard of this story. I’m not Caroline’s biggest fan, but there’s always been a tiny part of me that wanted to know what happened to her after Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy married their respective Bennet brides.
And color me surprised. I enjoyed this story very much! It was interesting to see how Ms. Barr would write what life was like for Caroline after her brother’s engagement to Jane. She started out as every bit the character we got to know in Pride and Prejudice—shallow, judgmental, and has a penchant for looking down on other people. She finds a match in Lord Nathan Kerr, a reformed rake, and the current vicar at Kympton.
5 Star ~ Amazon Review – Caroline looks inward
It is near midnight as I finished reading this story. Surprisingly I did love it…and though others may find it hard to believe, this author does find a way to redeem Caroline…a lady, who along with Wickham, we love to hate.
5 Star ~ Amazon Review – EXCELLENT Read
I never liked Caroline’s character in P&P, but I was rooting for her all the way in this book after the first chapter.
PRAISE FOR CATHERINE
5 Star Review ~ Amazon Review – I Loved This Book
This wonderful book has love, a past trauma threatening Kitty’s future, history, mysteries, fascinating characters, and anything I ever could have wanted in a book. I loved the closeness that developed between Kitty and Mary, and I loved Mr. Bennet… I am delighted that Sue Barr has chosen to develop secondary characters and to give them a voice and a story of their own… Prepare to fall in love with a wealthy, handsome, exciting regency man that isn’t Darcy. It isn’t as hard as you think.
5 Star Review ~ Amazon Review – Love, loved, loved this story
Loved, loved this story! I was hooked from page one.
PRAISE FOR GEORGIANA
5 Star Review ~ James S – Good Reads
Excellent story about Darcy, Lizzy and the Fitzwilliam clan banding together for the gentle and lovely Georgiana.
5 Star Review ~ Amazon Review – Such a lovely novel
There is a wonderful mix of emotions throughout this novel. The humor had me chuckling, the tender moments are swoon-worthy and the sadness was heartbreaking… Georgiana is glorious in her love and in her fury. Her growth throughout is believable and I just wanted to hug her. At the same time, I wanted to tear a strip off of Maxwell Kerr, but others did it for me. Clearly, I was invested in this novel… I highly recommend this whole series…
5 Star Review ~ Amazon Review – Very Enjoyable Story
A very enjoyable and well-written story, the characters are so lovable.