The Lady By His Side (Cynsters Next Generation) (Volume 4)

The Lady By His Side (Cynsters Next Generation) (Volume 4) Author Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-10 1925559017
ISBN-13 9781925559019
Year 2017-02-20
Pages 266
Language English
Publisher Savdek Management Pty Ltd
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A marquess in need of the right bride An earls daughter in search of a purpose A betrayal that ends in murder and balloons into a threat to the realm Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out If he doesnt choose a wife soon his female relatives will line up to assist him Yet the current debutantes do not appeal Where is he to find the right lady to be his marchioness Then Drake Varisey eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone asks for Sebastians aid Having assumed his fathers mantle in protecting queen and country Drake must go to Ireland in pursuit of a dangerous plot But hes received an urgent missive from Lord Ennis an Irish peerEnnis has heard something Drake needs to know Ennis insists Drake attends an upcoming house party at Enniss Kent estate so Ennis can reveal his information face to face Sebastian has assisted Drake before and long ago had a liaison with Lady Ennis Drake insists Sebastian is just the man to be Drakes surrogate at the house partythe guests will imagine all manner of possibilities and be blind to Sebastians true purpose Unsurprisingly Sebastian is reluctant but Drakes need is real With only more debutantes on his horizon Sebastian allows himself to be persuaded His first task is to inveigle Antonia Rawlings a lady he has known all her life to include him as her escort to the house party Although hes seen little of Antonia in recent years Sebastian is confident of gaining her support Eldest daughter of the Earl of Chillingworth Antonia has abandoned the search for a husband and plans to use the week of the house party to decide what to do with her life There has to be some purpose some role she can claim for her own Consequently on hearing Sebastians request and an explanation of what lies behind it she seizes on the call to action Suppressing her senses idiotic reaction to Sebastians nearness she agrees to be his partner in intrigue But while joining the house party proves easy the gathering is thrown into chaos when Lord Ennis is murderedjust before he was to speak with Sebastian Worse Enniss last words gasped to Sebastian are Gunpowder Here Gunpowder And here where With a killer continuing to stalk the halls side by side Sebastian and Antonia search for answers and all the while the childhood connection that had always existed between them strengthens and bloomsinto something so much more First volume in a trilogy A historical romance with gothic overtones layered over a continuing intrigue A full length novel of 99 000 words Praise for the works of Stephanie Laurens Stephanie Laurens heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer feisty and strong Cathy Kelly Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots snappy dialogue and unforgettable characters Historical Romance Reviews Stephanie Laurens plays into readers fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again Romantic Times Magazine

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