Improper Advances (The Islanders Series, Book 3)by Margaret Evans Porter
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.
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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