The Desirable Duchess by M. C. Beaton, pseudonym of Marion Cheney is the 1st in her Dukes and Desires series marketing grouping of f/m Regency historical romances focusing on upper class rivalry and social games, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher RosettaBooks.
This was originally published in 1993 by Fawcett using the name of Marion Chesney, and is about a young newlywed who believed she was in love with someone else, thereby spoiling an early chance at marital bliss, as she now finds herself in the predicament of having to convince her initially unwanted husband that she truly loves him. Offered free in most regions worldwide through February 13th.
Free for a limited time worldwide (except in the UK, where the rights are owned by publisher Carver) as RosettaBooks’ daily Valentine’s Day giveaway promotion selection for February 13th @ Amazon
Lovely Alice Lacey was a true Incomparable, and her marriage to the Duke of Ferrant was the event of the Season. But almost none realized, however, that Alice was secretly in love with someone else – or that she had confided her feelings to a clever talking mynah bird who determined to announce these intimacies at the moment of the couple’s wedding!
Now the gossip mongers were relentless. Alice’s marriage had started out and remained cold and impersonal, and her new husband was already rumored to be taken with another woman.
Before she even realized what was happening, Alice found herself in world of opposites: she found out that the man she had thought she loved was something other than what he seemed, and the man she had married was something far more than she’d hoped. Her last hope and redemption had to be convincing the man she had wed that they were in love.