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Art and Artifice [NOOK Book]

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Lady Emily Southwell and her three friends, Priscilla Tate and Daphne and Ariadne Courdebas, are determined that someday the world will speak in reverent tones of the year they made their debuts in London Society. Lady Emily is equally determined to take her rightful place among the famous artists of the Royal Society for the Beaux Arts. That is, until her longtime betrothed Lord Robert Townsend declares his intent to marry her and whisk her off into the countryside, immediately. What can the fellow be thinking! ...
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Art and Artifice

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Overview

Lady Emily Southwell and her three friends, Priscilla Tate and Daphne and Ariadne Courdebas, are determined that someday the world will speak in reverent tones of the year they made their debuts in London Society. Lady Emily is equally determined to take her rightful place among the famous artists of the Royal Society for the Beaux Arts. That is, until her longtime betrothed Lord Robert Townsend declares his intent to marry her and whisk her off into the countryside, immediately. What can the fellow be thinking! And why is handsome Bow Street Runner Jamie Cropper dogging Lord Robert’s steps, and Emily’s? It’s up to Lady Emily to use her art to uncover artifice and discover whether Lord Robert has something more up his sleeve than a nicely muscled arm. Along the way, a duke’s daughter might just form a perilous passion for a most unlikely suitor. This clean romantic mystery set in the Regency period features kisses only.

Here’s what others are saying about a previous version of the story:

“A charming, expertly crafted traditional Regency romance.”—The Chicago Tribune
“I really just cannot get over how good this book is! I urge you all to scurry to your closest book provider and pick up a copy as it is . . . AMAZING!!!” Awarded the site’s Gold Star for Excellence and a place in the Hall of Fame!--Teens Read Too

“I loved the mystery and romance in this novel! I was hooked from the first page to the last, and the best part was, this book was not overly obvious, so I was right there with Emily and her friends as they tried to solve the mystery surrounding Lord Robert!” Awarded 9.92 out of 10—The Book Vault

Excerpt:
“Who are you?” Emily demanded, striding into the room. “What are you doing here?”

He offered her a bow, cap squashed in one hand. “Good evening, Lady Emily.”

He knew her name? She was certain she’d never met him before. She’d have remembered those broad shoulders, that confident air. His hair was the color of the sunset on a stormy day -- red and gold and brown blending in wild disarray, and his eyes were the gray of the storm. But his smile, well, his smile was positively wicked.

“Answer the question, if you please,” Emily said, forcing her mind to the moment. “What are you doing in my home? Who let you in?”

He shrugged, a ripple of muscle under his brown coat. “Your footmen are far too busy to attend to me.”

Emily gasped. “You sneaked in! Thief!” Small wonder she hadn’t recognized him. She did not make a habit of associating with thieves. Nor did she fear them. One shout, one cry, and a small army would attend her.

“Oh, there are thieves in London, all right,” he agreed, as if singularly unconcerned about capture. He waved a hand to encompass the room. “You’d better watch out, or you’ll lose one of these fine paintings.”

What fine paintings? His Grace had any number of wonderful pieces from ages past, as well as some truly horrid portraits of their ancestors. She wasn’t sure which he had ordered brought to London to decorate the townhouse.

But as she looked around the room, she recognized each painting as hers. The Battle of Salamanca hung over the fire, The Battle of Hastings was against the far wall, and The Battle of the Nile was to her right. It had been one of her first, when she hadn’t quite mastered perspective. The British and French ships were all jumbled. He could not be much of a thief if he thought it fine art.

So who exactly was he?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149094486
  • Publisher: Regina Scott
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Series: The Lady Emily Capers , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 141,409
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn't actually sell her first Regency romance novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Regency romance The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998). In 2011, she was delighted to move into Christian romance with the publication of The Irresistible Earl.

Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency romance novellas ("The June Bride Conspiracy" in His Blushing Bride, "Sweeter Than Candy" in A Match for Mother, and "A Place by the Fire" in Mistletoe Kittens), which are now featured in electronic book form as Be My Bride. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese; and Lord Borin's Secret Love and The Rake's Redemption have been issued in hardcover, large print editions. Many of her works are also available as electronic books through Belgrave House's Regency Reads line or as self-published works, such as Perfection.

Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally--both her parents were excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician, now retired. Her mother envisioned the plot for "Sweeter Than Candy," the novella which was written as a tribute to her.

Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.
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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    Fantastic Book I've never been a big fan of Recency Romance, but

    Fantastic Book
    I've never been a big fan of Recency Romance, but after reading a few pages of the first chapter of Art and Artifice, I was hooked. Regina Scott's book had changed my mind. The characters were well-written with each having their own unique personalities. I enjoyed the mystery, romance and humor in this book. Art and Artifice is the second book in The Lady Emily Capers series. I did not read the first book, so you could read this as a stand-alone book. Since the second book is so great, I want to read the first book. You may want to read the first book before the second. Art and Artifice is a fantastic book and a clean book. I definitely recommend reading this book and looking forward to book three of The Lady Emily Capers series.

    I received a complimentary pdf version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This review is 100% my opinion.

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