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His Lordship's Pleasure by M. C. Beaton
  

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Annabelle is set free from her unhappy marriage to a drunk and a gambler by his untimely death but, penniless and unable to turn to her friends for help, her situation is dark indeed.

Rather than end up in the poorhouse she offers herself as mistress to Lord Darkwood who is almost as interested in Annabelle’s husbands secrets as he is in her beauty. The second in a series of mini romances starting with The Scandalous Lady Wright and originally published under the name Marion Chesney, long before Hamish Macbeth or Agatha Raisin were ever conceived.

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His Lordship's Pleasure by M. C. Beaton

Annabelle Carruthers can only dream of being kissed by a man as dashing as Lord Darkwood. She remains locked in misery - married to a rakish drunk who gambles their lives into financial and social ruin. His sudden death - and rumours of spies and treachery - only make matters worse. Burdened with her dead husband's gambling debts, Annabelle fears that she is on her way to the poorhouse. The only solution Annabelle can see to avoid this is to offer herself up as mistress to the mysterious Lord Darkwood! Darkwood, however, is too much of a gentleman to take advantage of a lady such as Annabelle. Still, he is intrigued by the persistent rumours of her husband's espionage - a curiosity that will soon place them both in grave danger.

About the Author

M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the renowned bestselling author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She has written many detective and romance novels alongside having an illustrious career on Fleet Street. Already a household name and, according to Anne Robinson, a ‘national treasure’, she is ranked among John Grisham and Maeve Binchy as a heavyweight of the publishing world. She divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

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Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

M. C. Beaton

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www.mcbeaton.co.uk/

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Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Historical romance

ISBN

9781472111968

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