1740s France and England--the age of hedonism and enlightenment. Antonia must flee the Court of Versailles and the lascivious attention of the predatory Comte de Salvan. She orchestrates an escape with the unwitting assistance of the all-powerful Duke of Roxton, a man she's been warned against as too dangerous for her to know. Roxton is an unlikely savior--arrogant, promiscuous, and sinister. Antonia's unquestioning belief in him may just be his salvation, and her undoing.
Winner of the $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic Fiction Prize, Readers' Favorite International Book Award Medalist, B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree, and a shortlisted finalist for Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Novel of the Year. A classic Beauty and the Beast tale, this award-winning historical is a homage to Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades.
Enjoy Lucinda's meticulously researched 18th century world, where characters, places, and events all intertwine.
Roxton Family Saga 1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia) 1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb) 1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon) 1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory) 1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) 1780s SATYR'S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa)
Salt Hendon Series 1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane) 1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline) SALT HENDON COLLECTION -- boxed set with bonus novella SALT ANGEL
Alec Halsey Mysteries Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem) Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda) Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Murderous family secrets) Winter 1764 DEADLY DIPLOMACY (Lies, levées, and lovers)