The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts

The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts

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by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
     
 

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At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) birthright be secured before he dies. When both his nephews refuse to wed, the old reprobate takes matters into his

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At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

Taran Ferguson, laird of his clan, is determined that his ancient (if not so honorable) birthright be secured before he dies. When both his nephews refuse to wed, the old reprobate takes matters into his own hands: he raids a ball and makes off with four likely brides . . .

Miss Marilla Chisholm—the bonniest lass in Scotland, and an heiress to boot.

Miss Fiona Chisholm—her older sister, another fine choice (but for that tiny stain on her reputation).

Lady Cecily Tarleton—true, she's an English beauty, but very, very rich.

Miss Catriona Burns—without name or fortune, clearly someone made a mistake.

Oh, yes. And one very irate duke.

Because somewhere there must be one lady most willing to love a Scottish lord.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Three popular grand dames of historical romance team up again (after The Lady Most Likely...) to create a charming three-part farce set in 1819 Scotland. Laird Taran Ferguson goes to great drunken lengths to kidnap four young women—and John Shevington, duke of Bretton, by accident—in hope of finding brides for his nephews, Byron (an English earl) and Robin (improbably, a French count). No one takes Taran seriously or feels at all endangered or coerced, but while they’re all stuck in his castle waiting out a storm, romance blossoms of its own accord. Penniless, untitled Catriona Burns doubts John’s interest in her, so he proves his ardor. Ruined heiress Fiona Chisholm is happily looking forward to spinsterhood until Byron awakens her desire. Lady Cecily Tarleton falls for Robin at first sight and decides to seduce him. And Marilla Chisholm, Fiona’s younger sister, improbably sets her cap for hoary, hilarious Taran. Witty dialogue and good-natured, down-to-earth characters make this a nice quick historical romance fix. (Jan.)
Booklist
“Infused with irresistibly exuberant wit, the wonderfully elegant The Lady Most Willing . . . is absolutely priceless.”
Library Journal
When an eccentric laird decides his reluctant nephews need to marry to secure the succession, he does the unthinkable and raids a ball, kidnaps four young women, and removes them to remote Finovair Castle. Unfortunately, he also makes off with a duke's coach—with the duke inside! A snowstorm adds the expected complications, but by the time the angry fathers come to the rescue, their daughters are happily wed—although not necessarily as one might think. VERDICT Clever, engaging, funny, and guaranteed to keep the pages turning, this well-written Regency "novel in three parts" by popular authors Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway is a pure delight, remarkably well put together, and a perfect follow up to last year's The Lady Most Likely…. Quinn, James, and Brockway live in the Seattle area, the New York area, and Minnesota, respectively.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062107381
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
501,830
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.

The New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only fifteen authors ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is an honest-to-goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa's website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence.

A New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for Avon Books, Julia Quinn is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Italy.

Connie Brockway, the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books, is an eight-time finalist and two-time winner of the RITA® Award. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two spoiled mutts.

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