His family estate is in disrepair and he has four younger sisters to clothe, feed, and come up with dowries for. In this one, we have Gillian, cousin to Pandora from the previous book, who is a widow. She was even involved in an investigative work that led her to expose the trucking of NYC garbage to a place in rural Nebraska. He engaged in physical labor IE roofing, harvesting. Dec 05, HR-ML rated it really liked it. One even suggests the direct approach. So, ” 0 prequel ” sorts by 0 under the label “prequel. Marcus Holcroft, Earl of Pennington.

She answered with this: Richard says he’ll consider the offer if Lady Gillian will agree to a real marriage and she agrees but only if they undergo two months of courtship during which she decides if she can actually go through with it. The Gray Man is back!!! It’s no secret that it was hard to be a woman in those time and therefore wanting to be independent is totally understandable. Widowed Effington Lady Gillian needs to marry before her 30th birthday in order to gain a massive inheritance and achieve financial independence from her uber-wealthy family. Effington Family Series by cover 1—8 of 11 next show all. He wishes to make Tatiana, his passionate bride, but feels sad to know that she does not have any such intentions.

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She did not know they were not serious. First of all, Gillian’s proposed inheritance ofpounds, plus land in America, plus a fleet of eight ships more or less — ugh!

I did like her innovative idea of helping female artists by giving them a place to practice their craft and helping them make a name for themselves. Author Victoria was born in the year in Washington, DC. The only one who appeals and seems suitable is Richard, Earl of Shelbrooke. The one thing I really liked about Gillian is that she prefers deep conversation to inane chit-chat, and for that reason, she engineers her salons to encourage this type of discussion. Marianne is a bookish sort and Jocelyn dreams of a Cinderella-style romance, both things that I can relate to, so that appeals.


His masquerade as the French painter muddied the waters quite a bit, because it only served to confuse Gillian when she experienced feelings for both men. Victoria claims her love of romance and journalism is to due to the influence of her favorite comic book character: Victoria Alexander is a New York Times bestselling novelist and a former television reporter from the United States, who is known for writing historical romance and fiction novels. Refresh and try again.

She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building.

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But, she needs to find out whether Maximillian is willing to put alxander at risk to prove his worth. She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse. That’s why, in about my third book, I started naming dead husbands ‘Charles’, after my husband.

Since then, Victoria has written a total of 31 full length books and novellas. IMHO, Gillian’s characterization was somewhat underdeveloped. She needs a husband with a title and he needs her money to victoira his family’s wealth that was squandered away by his father.

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New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. His father frittered away all their money at the gaming tables, so ever since the man died, Richard has been struggling to get by.


They acted like idiots really.

Helpers justablondemoment 14elisa. One of the main reasons I marked this book down one and a half stars is that I felt the connection between Richard and Gillian was rather shaky most of the time. Victoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat.

The Associated Press even went on to describe her as a victooria genius.

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Great story line and characters. The primary characters introduced by Victoria in this book include Matthew Weston and Tatiana Pruzinsky. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. To claim her uncle’s unexpected bequest she must marry by her next birthday, which serues only two months to find a malleable mate.

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After all, he already victoriw a reputation close to matching his father’s and his father had already arranged a betrothal of the oldest sister to a man old enough to be her grandfather.

What really bothered me though, is that neither character even serie their own mind. I liked that he thought outside the box and worked, even though anonymously, to come up with income. Lord Rand Beaumont, Viscount Beaumont. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.