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Royal Regard
Sailing Home Series
Mariana Gabrielle (Mari Christie)
Royal Regard
Publish Date: November 23, 2014
Available: Paperback, Ebook

When Bella Holsworthy returns to England after fifteen years roaming the globe with her husband, an elderly diplomat, she quickly finds herself in a place more perilous than any in her travels—the Court of King George IV. As the newly elevated Earl and Countess settle into an unfamiliar life in London, this shy, not-so-young lady faces wicked agendas, society’s censure, and the realities of a woman soon to be alone in England.

Unaccustomed to the ways of the beau monde, she is disarmed and deceived by a dissolute duke and a noble French émigré with a silver tongue. Hindered by the meddling of her dying husband, not to mention the King himself, Bella must decide whether to choose one of her fascinating new suitors or the quiet country life she has searched the world to find.

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“What a terrific introduction to Regency Romance! Packed with atmospheric description and impressive characterisation, and sizzling with occasional breathtaking intimacy, ‘Royal Regard’ is a wonderful read. The plot intrigues from the off, twisting and turning its way through a substantial narrative to a fascinating and satisfying climax.”

–Marcus Case

“The writing in this Regency novel is very well done. The setting and time period are well researched and described. The characters of Myron, the dukes, and Bella leap off the page into your heart almost immediately. I enjoyed the story very much.”

–Linda Ulleseit