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Improper Advances (The Islanders Series, Book 3)

Improper Advances (The Islanders Series, Book 3)

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From highly acclaimed and bestselling author Margaret Evans Porter, the third novel in The Islanders Series—in which lovers’ private passions conflict with their professional demands, and duty is at odds with desire.

Escaping a scandal she did not cause, gifted singer Ana St. Albans abandons the London stage—her lifelong home—for

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From highly acclaimed and bestselling author Margaret Evans Porter, the third novel in The Islanders Series—in which lovers’ private passions conflict with their professional demands, and duty is at odds with desire.

Escaping a scandal she did not cause, gifted singer Ana St. Albans abandons the London stage—her lifelong home—for refuge and solitude on the Isle of Man as Oriana Julian, soldier’s widow. Her landlord, wealthy mine owner and geologist Sir Darius Corlett, suspects she’s an adventuress and a fortune-hunter. In her loneliness, Oriana responds to Dare’s advances. Certain that her indiscretion will have no lasting consequences, she returns to London.

Pursuing her, Dare thrusts himself into her world of musicians, aristocrats, horse-racing enthusiasts, and the prominent scientist who can help him promote his geological theories. Oriana’s passionate affair with the bold Manxman coincides with a difficult choice—marriage to a wealthy peer, or a coveted position at the opera house. But neither tempts her as much as the even more impossible fate prevented by her reputation—and Dare’s respectability.

Editorial Reviews

online reviewer - Harriet Klausner
Improper Advances is an entertaining historical romance that places two flawed lead characters into a strong plot. The story line works because the values of the lead couple take them into conflicting direction between each other and their love for one another. Margaret Evans Porter delivers a winning tale that is sure to become a sub-genre favorite.
The Romance Reader - Karen Lynch
5 hearts. I owe Margaret Evans Porter a huge debt of gratitude...I’m happy to report Improper Advances grabbed me from the start and never let go...The perfect book for readers who enjoy lots of rich detail in their historicals. The descriptions of London and such places as Vauxhall Gardens are vividly rendered. All of it is woven seamlessly into the plot. It’s intelligently written and thoroughly researched.
The Best Reviews - Leena Hyatt
A fascinating story with a deep plot that takes many interesting turns...fast paced, certainly well penned and very unique. Ms. Porter's main characters are strong and richly developed. The supporting characters enlivened the story beautifully while the dialogue seemed totally realistic and amusing...paints a brilliant and very romantic portrait of the Isle of Man and definitely leaves a stunning impression. Readers of historical romance won't want to miss out on this one!
Regency Cafe - Marilyn Malone
"Once bitten, twice shy." The young widow was wrongfully used by a dissolute lord and so ridiculed by the gossips, that "privacy" is the goal she strives for. Meeting Dare Corlett, she feels an instantaneous flame spark between them. Dare is determined to have her Though "Improper Advances" has several sensual scenes, they were tastefully done. It was nice to see a hero really contemplate his actions and try to understand why the heroine acted as she did...Thank you, Margaret!
Romantic Times - Michell Phifer
4 stars. Ms. Porter has created dynamic and far from perfect characters, who are all the more moving for dealing with their flaws. The plot also progresses from the characters own personalities and motivations, rather than through heavy-handed machinations or fortuitous interventions. Sensual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015841756
Publisher:
Gallica Press
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
The Islanders Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret Evans Porter is the author of 11 period novels published in hardcover, paperback, and in translation, with digital editions coming soon. Early in her career Romantic Times Magazine reviewers presented her with the Best New Regency Author award, and later novels received multiple award nominations for Best Regency Novel. Several titles were mass market bestellers.

Margaret also writes articles on British history and travel and presents workshops on historical research and writing techniques at national and regional writers' conferences. Other publishing credits include nonfiction and poetry. An avid photographer of animals, scenery, and architecture, her work appears in magazines, newspapers, calendars, and websites.

She studied British history in the U.K., returned to the U.S. to complete her theatre training, and worked on stage and in film and television. A member of the Authors Guild and Novelists, Inc., she's listed in Who's Who in Authors, Editors and Poets and Who's Who in Entertainment.

Keep up with Margaret at http://www.margaretevansporter.com and http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMargaretEvansPorter and http://twitter.com/MargaretAuthor.

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