The Scandal of Lady Eleanor: A Regency Romance

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THE FUTURE EARL OF LINWORTH
James Kerrington, a key member of the British government’s
secret unit, the Realm, never expected to find love again after
the loss of his ...
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Overview


THE FUTURE EARL OF LINWORTH
James Kerrington, a key member of the British government’s
secret unit, the Realm, never expected to find love again after
the loss of his beloved wife. But a visit to his close friends, the
Thornhills, leads to a chance meeting with Lady Eleanor Fowler.
Instantly Kerrington’s whole world tilts on its axis.

THE DEBAUCHERY OF LORD THORNHILL
For years, Lady Eleanor hid from Society, knowing her father’s
notorious reputation for wickedness tainted her chance for
romantic fulfillment. Now with Kerrington’s advances and
her father’s recent death, she is at last hopeful that her family’s
dark past is behind her. But when Sir Louis Levering appears
with final proof of her father’s depravity, Eleanor is drawn into
a web of immorality and blackmail.

RETURN OF THE REALM
To free Eleanor from Levering’s diabolical clutches, Kerrington
brings together his former Realm comrades. Before they can
save her, they must confront their own secret pasts and tangle
with Shaheed Mir, a longtime nemesis who is exacting revenge
against members of the Realm for stealing a mysterious emerald
from his homeland.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The first fully original novel from Austen pastiche author Jeffers (The Phantom of Pemberley) is a knockout. Lady Eleanor "Ella" Fowler, sister of the duke of Thornhill, literally stumbles into the arms of James Kerrington, viscount Worthing, who—shocking them both—flirts with her rather than keeping a proper distance. As they travel to London for the season, mysterious people attack them, and Worthing must declare his courtship of Ella while attempting to discover who wants to harm them. A subplot involving Worthing and Thornhill's military exploits adds intrigue to the well-plotted romance, and masterful character development highlights Ella's intelligence and frustration with the world and social class she inhabits. Jeffers's close look at the dark secrets of Regency society instills a sense of realism marred only by the lovers' unaccountably forward behavior. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569759042
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,431,756
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Regina Jeffers is the author of several Jane Austen adaptations including Darcy's Passions: Pride and Prejudice Told Through His Eyes; Darcy's Temptation: A Sequel to the Fitzwilliam Darcy Story; Vampire Darcy's Desire, and an version of Persuasion told from Captain Wentworth's point of view. She considers herself a Janeite - a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and spends lots of her free time involved in such. A teacher for nearly 40 years in the public school systems of three different states, Regina Jeffers is a Time Warner Star Teacher Award winner, a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, a Columbus Educator Award winner, and a guest panelist for the Smithsonian. She served on various national educational committees and is often sought as a media literarcy consultant.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2011

    A Sophisticated Look at the Regency Period

    Publisher's Weekly called this a knockout beginning for a new series, and they were accurate in their assumption. I hate that a previous reviewer chose only to read the first 29 pages because the person short changed themselves by doing so. Jeffers takes a modern topic and gives it a Regency twist. Yes, she is known for her Jane Austen sequels and adaptations, but that doesn't make her a one hit wonder. I have read all of her books, and her writing has grown with each. She is short on long narrative passages and long on plot twists, a fact that I prefer.
    Eleanor Fowler and James Kerrington are characters who have suffered and who have refused to allow others to defeat them. They each possess a bit of defiance but also a tender heart.
    Although the previous reviewer termed the book "trashy" after less than 30 pages, he/she must have had intuitive powers. Every astute reader knows those first few chapters are purely for back story. In the first 30 pages of The Scandal of Lady Eleanor one meets a young woman with a past of which is not proud and a man who lost his first wife to childbirth. There an unknown attack on them and a kiss that sparks their interest in one another. Wow!!! Trash indeed!!!

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

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    I really like this book

    Regina Jeffers is well known for her Austen sequels such as Vampire Darcy's Desire, Honor and Hope and The Phantom of Pemberley. As you may or may not know, I'm a huge fan of all things Austen. I've read a few of the Austen sequels by Jeffers and was thrilled to read her newest novel, The Scandal of Lady Eleanor. Lady Eleanor has had a very difficult childhood. Much of it was spent taking care of her ailing father. When he finally passes away her brother, Brantley Fowler finally comes back to take his place. Eleanor loves her brother but she longs to escape from her prison of the past years. That is until she meets James Kerrington. James has a few demons in his past he wishes to escape also but after one chance meeting with Lady Eleanor his entire world changes. James Kerrington makes it his mission in life to woo Lady Eleanor in any and every way. However many obstacles stand in their way. Someone is trying to kill Lady Eleanor and if that's not enough, someone is also trying to blackmail her as well.
    This book has a few different plot lines going on at the same time but it never got confusing. The main plot line focused on Lady Eleanor and James Kerrington. Lady Eleanor is a strong female character. She is not only beautiful and smart but she's also a survivor. Lady Eleanor does what ever it takes to protect the ones she loves. I admired her character a lot. Jeffers does a great job showing what little options women in the Regency Period had and the tough choices they had to make. James Kerrington was a great character too. James is a widower with a young son. His heart was broken when the love of his life passed away. He felt he had nothing left to lose so he joined the Realm. My heart went out to him as he tried to pick up the pieces of his life. The chemistry between Eleanor and James was wow. All I can say about that is hold on to your bonnets, ladies.
    This is the first novel in The Realm Series. Jeffers introduced the characters in the 'Realm' in this book. She didn't go into a lot of detail, just enough to keep me wanting more. There was a sneak peak in the back for the next book in this series and I can't wait to read it. The 'Realm' is a group of men working covert operations. They are a bit of a mystery at this point. They are brought together to help Lady Eleanor as well as solve the mystery of the mysterious emerald. They've made a few enemies along the way. They must band together to protect the ones they cherish.
    I really enjoyed this story. It has mystery and adventure. It has love and passion. There are parts that made me laugh and there are parts that made me cringe. The Scandal of Lady Eleanor has themes such as love, acceptance, forgiveness, and humility. This book is a definite win for me. I also want to mention that the storyline deals with the sensitive subject of child abuse. It has a few descriptive scenes that are disturbing. It is necessary for the storyline, so if you can get past that I think you'll enjoy this book.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

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    A wonderful beach read

    I have to say this author's books get better and better. This is a lovely story set in Regency England. The language is a mix of English used in Regency times and English used today. This allows the reader to be drawn into the period without loosing readability. Although advertised as a romance this is more a subtle statement of survival. The heroine suffers very real issues that exist back then and today. Ella is simply property as was the norm back then. She had no rights. What do you do when the people who own you betray and abuse you? How do you survive? How do you protect the ones you love? I would recommend this book to women of all ages from pre-teens to grandmothers. It is not raunchy or over the top flowery. This is not a book for men which should be obvious by the pink book cover. By all means grab this book and bring it to the beach with you.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    A tale of intrigue, passion and love at first... touch

    Regina does not disappoint! I was hooked on Lady Eleanor's story from the word go. There is sadness, love, passion and intreague. Eleanor may be a damsel in distress but she's not helpless. When life deals her a harsh hand, she takes charge and does the best she can. The story is told at a great pace. The characters are three dimentional and flawed, not perfect. Although, some questions are answered, there are others... I can't wait for the next instalment. Well worth the wait!!!

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    I quit reading after 29 pages...

    I previously enjoyed one of the author's novels that was offered through Free Friday. This was nothing like that book! If you want trashy romance novel with Regency overtones, I will gladly loan you this one...but keep in mind, I only read 29 pages.

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