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Love by Secrets (Book 1, Age of Innocence)
     

Love by Secrets (Book 1, Age of Innocence)

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by Debra Elizabeth
 
** NEWLY EXPANDED TO FULL LENGTH NOVEL **

Two men: one wants to love her, the other wants to use her. Which one will she choose?

Eighteen-year-old Emily Stanton is excited to attend this Season's balls and begin her search for a husband. She is thrilled when the dashing and handsome Connor Preston begins to court her. After each ball, Emily finds a

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** NEWLY EXPANDED TO FULL LENGTH NOVEL **

Two men: one wants to love her, the other wants to use her. Which one will she choose?

Eighteen-year-old Emily Stanton is excited to attend this Season's balls and begin her search for a husband. She is thrilled when the dashing and handsome Connor Preston begins to court her. After each ball, Emily finds a love note in her drawstring reticule, and she expects a marriage proposal from Connor any day.

When her father objects and forces Emily to accept the proposal from Lady Tisbury's shy nephew, Ethan Richardson instead, her heart is broken. How can she love her new husband when her heart belongs to the man who wrote her such beautiful love letters?

Love by Secrets is ~50,000 words (228 pages)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013303003
Publisher:
Debra Elizabeth
Publication date:
04/25/2013
Series:
Age of Innocence , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
308,810
File size:
174 KB

Meet the Author

Debra Elizabeth lives on the East Coast with her husband and 2 feline overlords.

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Love by Secrets (A Romance Novella) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice afternoon read. The characters are not very deep and the storyline is predictable but i still enjoyed it
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read! Emily Stanton has turned 18 and it’s time to join the ton and begin her husband search. She dances with many men at the Season’s balls, but her heart races around Connor Preston. She’s sure Connor is the one slipping love notes into her reticule, but when her father tells her to marry Ethan Richardson she’s sure her heart is broken. Or is it? Well-written and fast-flowing with interesting characters, this is a nice short story. Emily is a bit too immature for my tastes, but it all works out in the end. I have to admit I favored Ethan over Connor from the beginning. I’m glad my gut wasn’t wrong. *The author provided a copy of this book to me for review. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
MyTowerofBooks More than 1 year ago
I have to say that there is something great about reading a novella. It's like fast food. It's a quick read, but still really good. Love by Secrets is a sweet, bite-size love story. Emily is being wooed by the handsome Mr. Preston. He makes her feel so in love and on fire. She has only to wait for his marriage proposal . . . or so she thinks. When her future takes a sharp turn, she is devastated by the thought of being in a loveless marriage. The title 'Love by Secrets' is very appropriate for this tale. I really liked the time period the book was set in. It reminded me of Pride & Prejudice in that regard. I think one of the appealing things about that era is the way love and marriage were viewed. Love and propriety create nice conflict for me in a story. And in this story there is alot of misunderstanding and naivete involved which makes it even better.
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juliette503 More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but it took our heroine a lot of clues before she saw the true worth in Ethan. Worth 99c.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love by Secrets has a good, if predictable premise, but the heroine spends most of the story pining after a shallow man that she thinks penned the love notes that mysteriously appear in her recticule after every ball she attends. When she finally realizes who wrote the notes she switches her affections in the bat of an eye, which doesn't come across as believable at all! It seems the author wanted a quick wrap-up to the story and that left this reader unsatisfied. Additionally, the writing style doesn't flow well in many places and often reads like the primer's I read in first and second grade.