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Lady Catherine´s Secret by Sheridan Jeane. + Giveaway.

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Lady Catherine's Secret
by Sheridan Jeane
Secrets and Seduction #2
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Also in this series: It Takes a Spy
Genres: Historical, Romance
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London, 1853. Despite Lady Catherine's love of fencing, she needs to stop pretending to be a boy and fraternizing with men…but not until after the fencing tournament! Her mother plans to marry her off by the end of the season, so this will be her last chance to enjoy her freedom. When she impulsively puts her reputation at risk to save the life of a dashing competitor, all seems lost when he sees through her disguise, but he vows never to reveal her secret. Thank goodness for gentlemanly honor! Daniel, Marquess of Huntley, wants to overcome the rumors of his father's madness so that he can be embraced by London society. His plan is to marry the most proper woman who will have him, and then raise stable, respectable children. He certainly isn't interested in some hoyden with a penchant for masquerading as a boy and flaunting society's rules. In fact, he'd prefer to keep his distance. When an obsessed suitor discovers Catherine's secret and threatens blackmail, the only path out of social ruin is marriage. But what kind of protection does matrimony provide when a vengeful suitor is plotting the ultimate revenge?
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About the Author

Sheridan Jeane

Sheridan Jeane writes exciting and emotion-packed historical romances set in the Victorian Era that confront issues of trust and conformity.
With the advent of the industrial age, life was changing. Many people tried to hold on to the old ways of life while others embraced the new opportunities open to them.
Join Sheridan as she explores the clash between the old and the new.
Sheridan has always loved books, history, and stories about amazing people who blaze new trails.
Despite naming their daughter Sheridan because they thought it might someday look great on the cover of a book, Sheridan's parents urged her in a more practical direction for college. Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in English.

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This is the 2nd book in a series but reads easily as a stand alone.                      

Lady Catherine is "enjoying " a London season.  Her mother is determined to find her a suitable husband.  Their family is a little unorthodox because her father actually works.   He is away on business at the moment, and her brother is dealing with a potential scandal. 
Catherine has a huge secret that could ruin her whole family's reputation.  She enjoys fencing.  That is not the sort of thing a Lady should do,especially disguised as a boy. 
Daniel Huntley also comes from an unorthodox family, and he is going to marry the most respectable woman he can find so that his children do not suffer the way he did at Eton. What Daniel doesn't know is there is someone who is plotting against him. 

This is a sweet historical romance set in Victorian times. We have a lovely strong heroine who just wants to be herself, but not at the expense of her family.  Our hero had a very troubled childhood, and wants to make everything perfect for the future.  
An enjoyable read full of fun and mischief.  A little danger and adventure.  The characters are all good fun. I will be looking for the other books in the series.  

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