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Scandalous Endeavors (Ladies And Scoundrels #1) by Amanda Mariel. MY Review

Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when first her mother and then her father die, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and….. not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her travel to his plantation where she must remain for at least two years when she will come of age. 

With the help of Lady Grace and Lady Sarah, Lady Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry so she can remain in her beloved England. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony. 

Lord Goldstone, Lady Grace’s nephew is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke and so entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved London and environs. He also has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion? Is it strong enough to make Lady Amelia give up her English home after all? Or will Lady Amelia find a suitable English lord and avoid social exile in America? Time is running out.

After the death of her father Lady Amelia the Viscountess of Everthorne has only one relative Uncle Lewis.  He is American and needs to get back there. As Amelia is not yet of age to live on her own, so he insists she must go with him. Amelia wants to stay in England,  the only way she can do that is to marry.  So she must find and trap an English Lord quickly.
Richard Collingsworth the Duke of Goldstone has narrowly  escaped the Parsons mousetrap, and has sworn off deceitful women. He is visiting a favourite aunt while he is in London on business. 
A sweet, fun historical romance.  Our scheming heroine tries everything she knows to get the man she wants , but pesky Richard keeps getting in the way. Our hero knows Amelia is up to something and needs to know what.
A nice little adventure with two people who are so sure of what they want until life gets in the way. A very enjoyable read.

Bestselling historical romance author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.
Amanda lives along the Lake Huron shoreline in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long-standing love affair with sugary junk food.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Scandalous Endeavors! Thank you for taking the time to blog about my book and review it 😊


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