Kissing a Stranger (The Islanders Series, Book 1)by Margaret Evans Porter
Lady Lavinia Cashin and her father, an impoverished earl, leave their crumbling castle on the Isle of Man. To ensure her family’s survival, Lavinia must swiftly find a wealthy husband in London.
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From highly acclaimed and bestelling author Margaret Evans Porter, first novel in The Islanders Series—a tale of two passionate, desperate risk-takers.
Lady Lavinia Cashin and her father, an impoverished earl, leave their crumbling castle on the Isle of Man. To ensure her family’s survival, Lavinia must swiftly find a wealthy husband in London. When her father is arrested for debt and lands in the King’s Bench Prison, necessity forces her to accept help from unexpected and possibly untrustworthy sources.
Shunned by society, the infamous and reckless gamester Lord Garrick Armitage is attracted to the mysterious Manx beauty from the moment he sees her. In London’s ballrooms, during a Christmas house party, on the hunting field, and at a Newmarket race meeting, he is ever more convinced that Lavinia is the girl for him—even if she doesn’t realize it. Despite lacking the fortune she requires in a suitor, he cannot stand aside and watch her make a marriage of convenience devoid of the love and passion they share.
Lavinia must take drastic measures to save her family—and risks losing Garrick forever. And neither can guess whether her desperate return to the Isle of Man will turn out to be a journey towards happiness or heartbreak.
“As rich and savory as a box of fine chocolates.”
Teresa Medeiros, New York Times Bestseller
“A fast-moving story with twists and turns that will keep you enthralled.”
“A wonderful tale of the triumph of love in the face of adversity.”
“Unique characters, a surprisingly atypical plot and a writing style that moves gracefully from start to finish. Don’t miss it!”
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“Kept me up way past my bedtime...kept me interested...kept me entertained.”
“A must-read…Margaret Evans Porter is a writer to watch, and it shows!”
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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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