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Guest: Sophie Barnes Redux

Hi friends! We’ve got Sophie Barnes with us today! She’s back again as you see. 😀 Which is totally exciting. I always love when people are willing to come back and play with us at ALBTALBS! (You can check out her first post here if you want to.) Without further ado… Sophie!

The adventure continues

In the wake of Lady Alexandra’s Excellent Adventure, There’s Something about Lady Mary is due for release in e-book format on November 13th, with The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda following closely behind on November 20th.

For those who are unfamiliar with the series, it’s about the Earl of Moorland’s three children, Alexandra, Ryan and William Summersby – Alexandra being the youngest and William the oldest. Raised by their military father after their mother’s untimely death, all three of them, including Alexandra, have been trained as soldiers and have carried out work for the Foreign Office.

There’s Something about Lady Mary focuses on Ryan Summersby who, knowing that he lacks the necessary skills for work in the Foreign Office that’s come so naturally to his siblings, has decided to pursue a career in medicine instead. But with his brother away on a secret mission and his sister busy with her new family life, Ryan finds himself pulled back into the spy game when  asked to keep a certain marchioness out of danger. The lady in question is Mary Croyden, and while she might seem simple and demure on the surface, Ryan soon discovers that keeping up with her midnight escapades can be a real challenge, not to mention that he didn’t expect to be charmed by her sharp rejoinders and intellect. As for Mary – with the tumultuous state her life is in, falling in love is the very last thing she needs. But there’s something irresistible about Ryan, and the more time they spend together in each other’s company, the more difficult it becomes for her to ignore just how tempting he can be.

In The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda, William Summersby, heir to the Moorland title, meets his match. With both his siblings settled, he feels that the time has come for him to marry so he can start setting up his own nursery. The only problem is that he has no particular interest in any of the ladies of his acquaintance, determining therefore to choose his bride based on logic. But then the unexpected happens and he finds himself trapped into marriage by a woman he’s never set eyes on before, turning life as he knows it completely upside down. For Lucinda Blackwell, it’s a matter of revenge, and she will do whatever she must to bring her plan to fruition. This involves marrying England’s foremost spy (no matter what his opinion may be on the matter), because if anyone can find the men who brutally murdered her parents six years earlier, then it is surely he.

For those of you out there who prefer print format to e-books, these titles will also be available in paperbacks shortly after the e-book release date.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’ll be popping in throughout the day to chat with you and to answer any questions you might have. So feel free to leave a comment or two for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Lady Alexandra’s Excellent Adventure, as well as a few other goodies.

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