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Elizabeth Anthony discovered historical novels early in her teens. After graduating from university she worked as a tutor in English Studies, but always dreamed of writing. Her ambition was fulfilled with the publication of an eighteenth-century thriller received with great acclaim in the UK and US and translated into nine languages. She has also written several historical romances. Elizabeth lives with her husband in the Peak District.
Set in the 1920s, this passionate, provocative tale is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. November 1921. Since arriving in London, Madeline, the young French ward of Ash, the new Duke of Belfield, has become the subject of lurid speculation, and when she's offered the chance to travel to Belfield Hall, Ash's country seat in Oxfordshire, Madeline is eager to seek refuge there. But Oxfordshire is not as quiet a retreat as she assumed, for soon she clashes with a handsome gamekeeper - Nathan Mallory - whose seduction techniques are astounding and addictive. Meanwhile, Madeline's secret nightmares of her own dark past in Paris continue to haunt her. At the same time Madeline realises that her guardian the Duke (whom she holds in the highest regard) has an impossible love too - for his Sophie, the former servant girl. It's in Madeline's power to reunite the two, but quite possibly at the cost of her own happiness - and her choices are made even more difficult by the secret machinations of powerful people who would do anything to keep Sophie and Ash apart ...
Ihr Platz ist unten in der Kuche ... Belfield Hall, 1920: Voller Sehnsucht verfasst die junge Sophie Briefe an einen Herrn, der ihr einst in grter Not zur Seite sprang. Ihm verdankt sie ihre Stelle als Kchenmagd in Belfield Hall. Insgeheim aber trumt sie davon, ihre Anstellung aufzugeben und in London Tnzerin zu werden. doch oben warten Liebe, Luxus und Verrat. Als ein Erbschaftsstreit um den Landsitz entbrennt, macht ihre Herrin Sophie ein Angebot: Sie soll sich in ihrer Unschuld dem Erben als Geschenk prsentieren - als Lohn winkt die Erfllung ihres Traums. Doch Sophie kennt den neuen Herrn nur allzu gut. Soll sie sich ihm hingeben? Oder soll sie sich aus Stolz dem Mann verweigern, den sie von ganzem Herzen liebt?Ein fesselnder und sinnlicher Roman ber Liebe und Verlangen in der "e;Downton Abbey"e;-ra"e;Eine mitreiende Liebesgeschichte eine wunderbare, schtig machende Romanze im England der Zwanzigerjahre."e; (Life Between Pages)
Set in a country house in the 1920s, this tale of forbidden love between a kitchen maid and her aristocratic master is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. An innocent girl 1920. Seventeen-year-old Sophie is a scullery maid at a large country house, Belfield Hall, but what she truly desires is to dance on stage in London. Caught up in a dangerous game Glamorous Lady Beatrice offers her assistance, though not without an ulterior motive. A new heir - the seductively handsome Lord Ashley - is about to arrive at the Hall: a man that Beatrice will do anything to ensnare . . . even if she has to exploit her young maid. Of forbidden passion What she doesn't know is that Sophie has met Ash once before. And as Lady Beatrice's devious plan unravels, Sophie has two choices: refuse to be a mere plaything for the man she loves so desperately, or give in to the thrill of unimaginable sexual pleasure . . .