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A Lady of His Own (Bastion Club Series)
     

A Lady of His Own (Bastion Club Series)

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by Stephanie Laurens
 

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The seven members of the Bastion Club have served loyally in the perilous service of the Crown. Now they've banded together to support one another through their most dangerous mission of all: getting married.

When Charles St. Austell returns home to claim his title as earl, and to settle quickly on a suitable wife as well, he discovers that experience has

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The seven members of the Bastion Club have served loyally in the perilous service of the Crown. Now they've banded together to support one another through their most dangerous mission of all: getting married.

When Charles St. Austell returns home to claim his title as earl, and to settle quickly on a suitable wife as well, he discovers that experience has made him impatient of the young ladies who vie for his attention—with the exception of Lady Penelope Selborne. Years ago, Charles and Penelope's youthful ardor was consummated in an unforgettable afternoon. Charles is still haunted by their interlude, but Penny refuses to have anything more to do with him.

If controlling her heart was difficult before, resisting a stronger, battle-hardened Charles is well nigh impossible, yet Penelope has vowed she won't make the same mistake twice, nor will she marry without love. But when a traitorous intrigue draws them together, then ultimately threatens them both—will Penny discover she has a true protector in Charles, her first and only love, who now vows to make her his own?

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Stephanie Laurens delivers a welcome third entry in her popular Bastion Club series, featuring adventurous ex-spies who have determined to foil the matchmakers of the ton and marry ladies of their own choosing. Here Charles St. Austell, Earl of Lostwithiel, finds himself face to face with his onetime love, the unforgettable Lady Penny Selborne, when he returns home to Cornwall. At the request of his former commander, Dalziel, Charles starts to investigate rumors of spy smuggling in the town, even as he reignites a powerful sensual relationship with Penny. As he uncovers Selborne family secrets and possible hidden treasure, will he also damage any possible future with Penny? Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Regency romance juggernaut Laurens shows signs of fatigue in the third book of her Bastion Club septet (after The Lady Chosen and A Gentleman's Honor). Lord Charles St. Austell, earl of Lostwithiel, is one of the seven noble members of the Bastion Club ("a last bastion against the matchmakers of the ton") who served as spies during the Napoleonic wars and who still do a bit of investigating for the Crown when they're not braving eager ladies on the marriage mart. At his country estate, Charles encounters old friend (and old flame) Lady Penelope Selborne, who's up to her neck in intrigue. Penny's late brother may have been involved in schemes to smuggle secrets to France during the war-schemes that seem to be continuing with new sources even after his death. The novel features all the steamy sensuality for which Laurens is known, but the sex scenes lack the spark typical of her best work; Penny and Charles spend far too much time staring longingly at each other, dutifully denying their own urges. The unwieldy spy plot, meanwhile, progresses with agonizing slowness as the two interrogate every suspicious newcomer in town. Dedicated fans will probably stick with Laurens through the remaining four Bastion Club titles, but she's going to have to pick up the pace if she's to keep others intrigued. Agent, Nancy Yost. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060593308
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Bastion Club Series , #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
177,928
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors.

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Lady of His Own (Bastion Club Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started this book sometime last year and despite many attempts I haven't finished it as yet. It just drags on and on. There is a nice tension between the characters that is unfortunately intermittent popping in and out in between a dull story line that just too dull. The Bastion series has none of the fire of the Cynster series. It's all brain and little heart.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
bastion-club, reread, traitor, treason, murder, historical-romance, england A Bastion Club novel, and all of them are good and each is different. Another romance novel, one where a misunderstanding years ago left each of them mistrusting the other (separated for many years until after Waterloo), but this one does have a real plot to keep you interested long after the gratuitous erotica has you yawning. Aside from the romance aspect, there are murders, traitorous activites found out, help from fellow ex spies, and a lot of speculation and action throughout. No spoilers. Just enjoy it.
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camaibarb More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Bastion series books and loved each one. I love the series. Since I read them years ago I will not go into detail but will recommend them. I have kept all of the books and also loaded them onto my Nook.
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Buckland More than 1 year ago
5 stars for the entire series
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meemsTN More than 1 year ago
I love this series and the characters in it.I highly recommend it and will sing praises for this book and the entire series.
EMGA More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Laurens has created an awesome set of books in(The Bastion Club Series). I am on the last book of the set and cannot recommend these books enough. In "A Lady Of His Own", Charles St. Austell, an Earl who must wed, comes home after ten years of spying for his beloved country. He promptly meets Penny, his sweetheart of ten years before. Charles immediately decides Penny is to be his bride and she decides she wants nothing to do with him. The chase begins and the reader is led into a fascinating journey of love, betrayal and intrigue. Any reader of Historical Romantic Fiction will find this book as well as the entire series a wonderful journey into some of Englands fascinating history and the delightful lives of some very interesting people. I personally want to thank Stephanie Laurens for giving to the Romantic Fiction World this awesome Series.
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