Scandal and Miss Markham and Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical are available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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Scandal and Miss Markham
A scandalous journey…
Glassmaker’s daughter Thea Markham is devastated when her brother Daniel goes missing. Then a mysterious lord turns up asking questions about Daniel and offers to find him. Unsure she can trust the handsome peer, Thea dresses up as a boy and follows him!
Lord Vernon Beauchamp feels his life lacks direction. Meeting Thea gives him a renewed purpose. And when they are thrown together on their scandalous adventure, friendship soon gives way to desire…
Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray
Love or family…
How can she choose between them?
Lady Cecily Beauchamp has always put her family first. Until she falls under the spell of the mysterious Zachary Gray—a man of Romany descent. Knowing her family will forbid their match, Cecily steels herself to do her duty and marry elsewhere. Only she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Zach as the spark between them ignites a passion neither can deny!
The Beauchamp Betrothals series books in order are:
- Cinderella and The Duke (you can find my review here
- Scandal and Miss Markham
- Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray
I voluntarily reviewed an arc of the books. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.
Scandal and Miss Markham: This is book two in The Beauchamp Betrothals, although each story can be read as a standalone characters from each story will crop up and have relevance to each storyline. I would therefore, highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order (see above).
This is the story of Thea (Dorothea) Markham and Vernon Beauchamp, the younger brother to Duke Leo Beauchamp who we met in Cinderella and The Duke. Thea Markham is the daughter of a glass manufacturer and since her father’s illness Thea and her brother Daniel have taken over the reigns of running the business. Thea is feeling quite anxious at the moment as her brother Daniel failed to return home 5 days ago and she is becoming increasingly concerned. When an unexpected visitor turns up with details of a letter from Daniel Thea is unsure to trust this stranger. This stranger is non other than Vernon Beauchamp, who has turned to Thea for help with regards to his cousin, who is also missing, and he believes Daniel may have the answer.
With a few clues as to Daniel’s last whereabouts Vernon sets off to help unravel this mystery of a missing brother and his cousin. Unbeknown to Vernon the headstrong Thea follows Vernon into the darkness to help with the unexplained absence of her beloved brother.
Thea was such a great character; she was headstrong, loyal to her family, set in her ways and so oblivious to the etiquette of ladies of Regency England. However, Thea did have a vulnerable side and she had suffered greatly with her heart and was struggling with guilt and trust.
Could Thea learn to trust this rather handsome rakish stranger Vernon Beauchamp?
As Thea and Vernon unearth many secrets along their journey to find Daniel they come face to face with danger. Along with danger the duo are fighting with their heightened emotions they are experiencing working so close together. A gorgeous Regency Romance filled with drama, mystery with a fabulous budding relationship filled with banter, intrigue and passion.
Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr Gray: Book 3 in The Beauchamp Betrothal series. Lady Cecily is the sister to Leo and Vernon Beauchamp and with recent changes to her brother’s lives Cecily is feeling a little at lost in her life. She’s not sure where she stands now within the family and when a handsome stranger is concerned with Cecily’s health and wellbeing she starts to consider her options for the future.
This handsome stranger is Zachary Gray who is a good friend of Thea Markham’s brother Daniel. Zachary is not your typical Regency gent, for starters his attire is more flamboyant and casual looking. Zachary is a Romany traveller and has quite a free spirited lifestyle. However, when he sees the forlorn looking Cecily he feels a spark of a flame slowly igniting inside him.
Cecily feels that she has limited options being a spinster in Regency time, she feels like she needs to follow her head and find a husband fast. However, her heart is leaning towards the mysterious Zachary Gray. Cecily knows that this partnership would be unthinkable, a Lady from society and a Romany man with a mysterious past would be an improper relationship. But this unlikely duo are drawn to each other and Cecily is soon fighting with her principles and those of her brothers.
I loved Cecily and Zachary’s story, at a time when diversity was unheard of and ladies in society were programmed to behave in a certain fashion, the duo were trying to brake the mould. Another gorgeous instalment in The Beauchamp Betrothal series. Janice Preston has created a series filled with charm, drama, intrigue and mystery all finished off with a big dose of passion.
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