Just One Season in London

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"Full of love, scandal, and mystery...readers will be captivated by Leigh Michaels' sophisticated style and immense knowledge of Regency England."
— Debbie's Book Bag

"A book you will want to share with everyone you know."
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Overview

Praise for The Mistress' House

"A work of art...Deliciously decadent from start to finish."
— Seriously Reviewed

"Deft storytelling, abundant humor...and tenderness in all the right places"
— Linda Banche Romance Author

"Full of love, scandal, and mystery...readers will be captivated by Leigh Michaels' sophisticated style and immense knowledge of Regency England."
— Debbie's Book Bag

"A book you will want to share with everyone you know."
— Passionate Historical Romance

A family that courts together...

Viscount Ryecroft has a beautiful sister he needs to marry off... if only he had the money for her Season in London.

His family is in financial ruins, and his mother is willing to do anything to help her children, including sell herself to the highe st bidder...

Finds passion on their own...

Sophie Ryecroft will sacrifice love to marry for the good of her family... but instead finds passion and solace in an attracti ve alternative.

With so much riding on their one and only Season in London, Rye, Sophie, and Miranda can't help but get hopelessly entangled with all the wrong people...

Celebrated author Leigh Michaels effortlessly weaves three tales of unexpected romance with surprising twists you won't soon forget.

Leigh Michaels is the author of nearly 100 books, including 80 contemporary novels and more than a dozen non-fiction books. More than 35 million copies of her romance novels have been published by Harlequin. A six time RITA finalist, she has also received two Reviewer's Choice awards from Romantic Times, and was the 2003 recipient of the Johnson Brigham Award. She is the author of On Writing Romance, published in January 2007 by Writers Digest Books. Leigh also teaches romance writing on the Internet at Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

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In this ultralight Regency by the prolific Michaels (The Mistress' House), the young, destitute viscount of Ryecroft decides to sacrifice himself on the matrimonial altar rather than force his beautiful sister, Sophie, to land a rich husband. Trying to save them both, their widowed mother, Miranda, offers herself as mistress to Marcus Winston, her wealthy former suitor. Nothing goes as planned, of course, and when a matchmaking friend invites them all to her London house, the comedy of errors accelerates. Amid snappy dialogue and glittering balls, Michaels moves her characters about like chess pieces, but packing three romances into one book leaves little opportunity for these flimsy pawns to capture the reader's heart. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402244209
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,144,926
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Leigh Michaels is the author of 80 romance novels with more than 35 million copies sold. A six time RITA finalist, she has also received two RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice awards, and the Johnson Brigham Award. She teaches romance writing on the internet at Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Just One Season in London is a Fun (and good) Read

    "Just One Season in London" uses humor well in this trio of family members out to find a way to recreate the family fortune. When this takes place in Regency London that often means someone is trying to marry for money. True here, too, and the three stories are woven together well. Viscount Ryecroft regrets that he cannot provide a true London season for his sister Sophie, but the family's scant fortune died with their father years ago and the estate he runs is in debt. Sophie and Rye's mother, Lady Miranda, thinks she has a source for those funds in the form of a suitor she did not marry years ago. Marcus Winston is willing, if Miranda will become is mistress. It's an almost unheard of demand, but part of her finds the "friend with benefits" idea enticing. Enter Lady Stone and her young companion, Portia. Lady Stone insists Rye bring his sister and mother to be guests in her London town house on Grosvenor Square. Sophie will have a season and Rye might meet a wealthy young woman to marry. And the fun begins. The sometimes biting humor can be direct or ironic, and there are a couple twists that especially hold your interest. Some writers in this genre feel a need to define the components of a London season and periodically draw you from the story to do so. That is not Michaels' style. She writes so that you can easily pick up the activities and fashions from context. In a way this is most Sophie's story, though you could argue the three stories are even. Young women in Regency romances who "must" marry money sometimes come off as powerless and simply lucky when they find love. Sophie earns it. Michaels makes you want to keep reading and laughing. You'll want to pick up "Just One Season in London."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Love this book!

    Funny and sexy...Great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Not the same old story!

    Do you love historical romances but feel like youve read hundreds of the same old story? This story is different with a great cast of characters! It was a joy to read! The only thing lacking was the love scenes. I still gave it 5 stars and felt the need to tell you about it! I highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Good book

    Even though the story was about the children having a season in London, I thoroughly enjoyed reading how the mother also made a love match. For me the story about the mother's romance was the best part of the book. To bad there's no sequel. Rated a four star because all the characters deserved their own novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    It was an enjoyable light read, nothing memorable, but fun.

    It was an enjoyable light read, nothing memorable, but fun.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Delightful Read

    Love Regency Romances and Leigh Michaels. Enjoyed the characters in this book and the romantic twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Bios

    Bios

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    I bought this book because of the great reviewers. I was really

    I bought this book because of the great reviewers. I was really disappointed with it. It has a lot of characters and that let you a little lost through the book. Miranda's character (the mother) was annoying and the only plot it wasn't slow. Sophie's (the sister) wants Robert in all book for her mother and nothing happens between them until the end. The Rye's ( the brother) romance is also slow, less so than Sophie, bust still slow.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    *****

    I enjoyed this book very much, Will look for somemore of her books.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    RATING:4.5!A MUST READ WITH HUMOR AND TWISTS! JUST ONE SEASON IN LONDON BY LEIGH MICHAELS...

    JUST ONE SEASON IN LONDON by Leigh Michaels is an exciting historical romance set in Regency England. It is written with depth and details.The characters will capture your heart. This is a tale of a family of three,whom need money,love and happiness. It is about a son,his sister and his mother,each would sacrifice their happiness to save the others. Viscount Ryecroft's father left them with a fine estate but little to no finances.His sister,Sophie,needs a season in London,but how with little to know money.Their widowed mother,Lady Miranda,will do anything,including offering herself to her childhood love,as his mistress,for her children. This story is beautifully woven with humor,love,mayhem,romance,a few secrets,family that will capture your heart.Their sparks of passion,attraction will keep your turning pages from the first page to the last with a few twists and turns. This is an unusual story with three heroes and three heroines.It proves that a family that courts together can find love and happiness together as well.What an entertaining story Just One Season In London is. A must read.A keeper. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher.Details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc.and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Great Read

    A chance to make a single lasting impression and hopefully garner a proposal for Sophie, an opportunity to become reacquainted with an old beau and gain a promise for Miranda, and a duty to fulfill by finding a willing and necessary heiress for Rye.all they need is Just One Season in London!

    National Bestselling Author Leigh Michaels is well known for historical romances that sweep the reader along for epic adventures. Her characters will have you falling in love right along with them as they search for love in all the right places and manage to find it in the most unexpected places instead. This holds true for Lady Miranda Ryecroft, her son Viscount Ryecroft (Rye) and daughter Miss Sophronia Ryecroft (Sophie).

    The Ryecrofts have lost so much since the death of their father and Miranda's husband. All they have left is land that needs planting, a rambling manor in need of repairs, and their love and devotion to one another. Ms. Michaels has such a poignant way of building the characters up in the minds of the readers, I found myself worrying right along with them, considering all their options and finally rejoicing at how they each find their happily ever after.

    Just One Season in London is a Regency historical and Ms. Michaels does a fantastic job of keeping true to the time period. If you've read this genre before you know that there are strict rules with the Ton. There are those that have money and title that is inherited and then there is the working class. Oftentimes the two cross when a member of the Ton marries down or one from the working class marries up. Both situations are highly frowned upon because it mixes "bad blood" either way. There is an underlying story about class distinction in Ms. Michael's story that illustrates this outdated school of thought and the benefits of simply not caring.

    Also, I must mention that Ms. Michaels uses a POV technique that I've not often seen and is difficult to pull off without confusing the reader. Within the pages of this novel the reader is treated to knowing what is going on with each character simultaneously in any given situation. It doesn't come off as head hopping so much as a single continuing story where the directions and decisions made by Miranda, Rye and Sophie converge to produce a single fantastic journey.

    I laughed, I sighed and I did my very best to steer the charismatic Ryecroft family in the right direction. Lucky for them, Ms. Michaels had their stories all planned out and it was terrific to sit back and watch. If beautiful settings, clever dialogue and heartwarming love stories are what you're in the mood for then Just One Season in London is a true can't miss. Move it to the top of you TBR, you won't be sorry!

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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