A Marriage for the Earl

A Marriage for the Earl

by Marina Oliver

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Ladies don't propose marriage. So when Peter Stannard unexpectedly inherits an Earldom and a Yorkshire estate from his uncle, he is startled to receive such a proposal from a neighbouring landowner, the widowed Lady MacDonald. To avoid giving offence by refusing he invents, with his brother John providing details, a Spanish fiancée.
The Priory and Glebe Court were originally one, but Henry V111 divided it to reward two supporters. Lady MacDonald's father and Peter's uncle once planned to reunite the estates, until Edward Stannard foiled the scheme by eloping to Gretna with the previous Rector's daughter. Now Edward is dead at Waterloo, so is Lady Macdonald's husband. Determined on her scheme, she dispatches her brother-in-law to Spain with orders to break the betrothal in any way he can.
When Gabrielle's father dies she is destitute. As he never spoke of his family, from whom he had been estranged, the only English relative she knew was Jemima, Lady MacDonald, who had occasionally written to them. She had no money to return to Madeira and her dead mother's family. The lawyers dealing with her father's affairs pack her off to Jemima, where Gabrielle tries to earn her keep by teaching little Prudence.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154584613
Publisher: Marina Oliver
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Series: Regencies
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 243 KB

About the Author

Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.

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