When Miss Ariana Forsythe is sent to her wealthy aunt's London townhouse, she is thrust into the world of the upper crust. Trouble finds her with an instant enemy in Lady Covington, an aging beauty. Ariana must team up with the Paragon, the darkly handsome and powerful Phillip Mornay, to quench the scandal. She can trust God's hand in her life, but can she resist Mr. Mornay's increasing claim on her heart? When she finds herself betrothed to him, she is faced with a terrible choice--and she must make it soon, before the season ends!
With only two weeks until Ariana Forsythe is to marry the handsome Phillip Mornay, what can possibly go wrong? Everything!
From a disgruntled aristocrat seeking revenge to an irate servant afraid of losing her situation, Ariana encounters one threat after another. Mr. Mornay is determined to protect his irrepressible adventuress, even if it means keeping her under lock and key! From the "criminal nurseries" to the poshest men's club in London, readers will hold onto their bonnets while enjoying Ariana's breathtakingly convoluted march to the altar!
Romance, mystery and a deft touch of humour make this sequel to Before the Season Ends a memorable regency romp for longtime fans of the genre, while the author's signature "twist of faith" will delight the Christian reader.
Enchanting! Jane Austen Lite.
The language rings of Jane Austen, yet is much friendlier to the modern reader." DINA SLEIMAN, author of Dauntless
What are wealthy sisters for, if not to help younger sisters marry well?
Five years have passed since Ariana Forsythe married the Paragon, Phillip Mornay. Now Miss Beatrice Forsythe is ready for a romance of her own. Who better to help her get it than her fashionable elder sister?
But the Mornays are happily embedded in domestic life at their elegant country estate, and Beatrice despairs of ever getting her own come-out into society. When two eligible men appear on the scene, Beatrice thinks one of them is the answer to all her hopes--but is he?
Two handsome gentlemen, one dark secret, one pretty girl and a huge country estate--can a country house courtship like no other be far behind?
“The author's command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details but also in dialogue. The theology is also period authentic. The novel even contains a glossary to help non-Regencyphiles get up to speed about the difference between ladies pelisses and spencers... on the whole it's a tasty confection.”
"Three French Hens is the perfect introduction to this author for new readers, and a wonderful addition for existing fans. It has all the elements Linore's readers love: characters that jump off the page, authentic period research, costume drama and, of course, romance. Not to be missed."
Teresa Slack, Author of Streams of Mercy
Young Mademoiselle Christine D'Ornay and her family have fled from France to England, seeking safety from the Revolution and “Madame La Guillotine." At her first Assembly ball, Christine meets the dashing and elegant Lord Russell. But the lives of French aristocrats are cheap in an age of betrayal, and Jacobites are on the prowl for blood. Can Christine and her family trust this new friend? Or is Lord Russell the enemy they fear most?