Tempting Fortune (The Malloren World, Book 2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lord Arcenbryght Malloren is done with love. If he marries it will be for money to invest in his favorite scheme—canal building.

Then he meets the impoverished Portia St. Claire, and is soon entangled ...
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Tempting Fortune (The Malloren World, Book 2)

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Overview

Lord Arcenbryght Malloren is done with love. If he marries it will be for money to invest in his favorite scheme—canal building.

Then he meets the impoverished Portia St. Claire, and is soon entangled in her and her family's ruinous affairs.

It doesn't take Bryght long to decide that Portia is the woman for him. But can he persuade Portia to trust a rich, devastatingly handsome nobleman who appears to be a reckless gamester?

REVIEWS:
"Romance at its best..." ~Publisher's Weekly.

"Intricately plotted, fast-paced, and delightfully wicked..." ~Library Journal

"A fantastic novel. Jo Beverley shows again why she is considered one of the genre's brightest stars." ~Affaire de Coeur
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614174448
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Series: The Malloren World , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 51,205
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley
The NYT bestselling author of over thirty historical romance novels, all set in her native England in the medieval, Georgian, and Regency periods, Jo Beverley firmly believes that reading should be fun, and every book should leave the reader with a smile. You can find Jo on Facebook at facebook.com/jo.beverley and at wordwenches.com where she blogs regularly.

Biography

Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1975 where they raised their two children. In 2009, the couple returned to England.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the '80s that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas, which have garnered several RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, as well as several awards from Romantic Times, including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Jo Beverley:

"I'm English, born, raised, and educated, which has to contribute to the way I write my books."

"My profession -- once upon a time in another world -- was careers guidance, which involved visiting many different workplaces and learning about the jobs done there. This is a great education in the variety and complexity of life."

"I taught women-centered childbirth classes for 5 years, and that comes out in any childbirth scenes in my books.

"I'm a craft-dabbler, and I've tried most of them, including Tenerife lace, tatting, leatherwork, and stained glass, but I've never stuck with any. However, I once was a very good painter and I've recently decluttered all my craft materials to concentrate on drawing and painting as my artistic therapy for a demented author."

"I grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire, which is a 19th-century seaside town, but that's very close to Heysham, an ancient coastal village. They say the pre-Conquest church there is the oldest one in England still in use and there are stone-age tombs as well. We used to play on an Anglo-Saxon hogs-back stone near the church. I'm sure this easy contact with such ancient things tuned my mind to the past. I set my second book, The Stanforth Secrets, in Heysham, and it will be reissued in 2010." "My indulgences are really good cheese, bread, wine, coffee, and dark, dark chocolate (90% Lindt."

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

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    Whew. I just finished it and I was sagging in relief as the happy couple kissed and made up. Did I give away the ending? It was so long in tension, though!!! I really enjoyed the interaction among the family members and between the couple... It's very long though!!! Too long.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    This was a great book. It has lots of twists and turns, mystery,

    This was a great book. It has lots of twists and turns, mystery, and of course love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    Another Plain Heroine?

    This book is okay, the plot's not so bad and Bryght is fine, but Jo Beverley made the heroine Portia another 'plain Jane' and I'm wondering why nearly all IF not all her heroines border on ugly while the hero's are over-the-top with perfect looks?

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