The Cygnet [NOOK Book]

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A divided heart

Though ostensibly in London for her debut, Miss Deirdre Wheaton is far more interested in meeting celebrated poets than eligible bachelors. In fact, her deepest, most secret desire is to have her own poetry published someday . . . until she meets the Marquis of Wrotham. Once Cupid's arrow strikes, Deirdre can think of nothing but the handsome nobleman. Determined to give the poets' most exalted emotion, love, a fair try, she ...
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The Cygnet

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Overview

A divided heart

Though ostensibly in London for her debut, Miss Deirdre Wheaton is far more interested in meeting celebrated poets than eligible bachelors. In fact, her deepest, most secret desire is to have her own poetry published someday . . . until she meets the Marquis of Wrotham. Once Cupid's arrow strikes, Deirdre can think of nothing but the handsome nobleman. Determined to give the poets' most exalted emotion, love, a fair try, she goes about transforming herself from the "ugly duckling" of the family into an elegant woman of fashion in order to catch Lord Wrotham's eye. But no sooner does she succeed in attracting his notice than she learns that her intended apparently has an aversion to her first love—poetry!

A prize worth pursuing

Though long averse to matrimony, the Marquis of Wrotham is now in a position where he must, after all, choose a bride for the succession. In Miss Deirdre Wheaton, Lord Wrotham believes he has finally found a woman who unites beauty, breeding, humor and intellect. When she suddenly grows cool toward him, he is at a loss to explain it. Can he convince the lovely Miss Wheaton that he is her perfect mate after all?

Originally published as THE UGLY DUCKLING
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014542531
  • Publisher: Brenda Hiatt
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Series: Hiatt Regency Classics , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 313,053
  • File size: 423 KB

Meet the Author

Brenda Hiatt is the author of six traditional Regency romances, one time travel romance and eight historical romances, most set in Regency England. She continues to write in these and other genres, to include contemporary women's fiction and young adult romance. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she achieved her black belt in 2010), hiking, traveling, and pursuing new experiences and skills. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and Novelists, Inc, an international organization of multipublished novelists, where she served as President in 2006. For the past dozen years, Brenda has also collected data on writers' earnings, which she shares at her website, . You can find Brenda on Facebook at and on Twitter at
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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Great Traditional Regency

    This was a very satisfying read featuring both a hero and heroine who try to hide their love of poetry from the other, which is the basis of the conflict in this delightful story. The hero despises those who write terrible poetry to simply get noticed, and the heroine seems to think he hates poetry altogether. The heroine, who aspires to have some of her own poetry published, admires the hero despite the fact that she thinks he shuns all poets, and she decides to see if she can capture his notice but still hide her love of poetry from him. This plot makes for a sweet comedy of manners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Beautiful!

    I loved this book! On my nook it says it was 419 pages long and it was so good it felt like 219.
    I loved how the heroine stands up for herself and has set goals for herself.
    There were so many rules in this time period for women and I just love a good story line where the lady remains a
    lady and still stands for herself. The Hero was encouraging and a romantic at heart! Beautiful ending!
    This author can write such a beautiful scene that conveys thoughts and feelings without going overboard.
    It reminds me of the "UP!" movie and the beautiful 5 minutes showing their relationship.

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