"This is a marvelous Regency Romance -
- a story of a spirited heroine,
a rich and handsome hero, together with
a good helping of mysterious characters,
including smugglers and fugitives"
Jill Pitkeathley, author of
"Cassandra & Jane"
"A lively romance in the Regency Tradition ...
Full of interesting historical detail
and very entertaining"
Julia and the Master of Morancourt
After her brother is killed in the Napoleonic Wars
family loses its fortune,
Julia Maitlandís mother wishes her to marry Dominic
the elder son of an earl. He is a wild young man who prefers to live
high life in London with his lower-class mistress.
Juliaís ailing father would
rather that she considers marriage to Jack Douglas,
the son of a self-made man, and neighbour
of the Maitlands in rural Derbyshire.
On a visit to the Douglas family's home, Julia is drawn not to
who cares for nothing but horses and farming,
but to his younger brother
Kit, who shares her love of books.
Later, when Julia visits her aunt in Bath, she discovers
that Kit has inherited
the Morancourt estate in Dorset from his childless
and taken her family name.
Julia and her aunt visit Kit at Morancourt,
where they discover that
a ring of smugglers has been using the farm
Will they succeed in tracking down the smugglers?
Can Julia avoid a loveless marriage
with Dominic Brandon, and find happiness with Kit Hatton?
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