In the Arms of a Marquess

In the Arms of a Marquess

by Katharine Ashe

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In the Arms of a Marquess by Katharine Ashe

“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.”
—Lisa Kleypas

“You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.”
—Sabrina Jeffries

With only three books, Katharine Ashe has already established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of historical romance fiction. In the Arms of a Marquess, the third novel in her Rogues of the Sea series, once again showcases this remarkable author—whom reviewers have enthusiastically compared to Johanna Lindsey—and her amazing ability to mix danger and passion with outrageous action and breathtaking sensuality. If you are not yet a Katharine Ashe fan, you will most assuredly be one after reading this enthralling tale featuring pirates, smugglers, mistaken identities, British lords and ladies…and a beautiful, successful, yet shockingly unwed Regency miss who seeks help in a most perilous clandestine matter from a rogue English marquis, the only man she ever truly desired.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061965654
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Rogues of the Sea Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 566,093
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

What People are Saying About This

Eloisa James

“Every woman who ever dreamed of having a titled lord at her feet will love this novel.”

Lisa Kleypas

“Swept Away By A Kiss” is a breathtaking romance filled with sensuality and driven by a brisk and thrilling plot. Her characters are intelligent, vibrant and wonderfully complex. Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power—what a compelling read!”

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In the Arms of a Marquess 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
SallyLayne More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous read from Katharine Ashe! Can't wait to read her next novel.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Two worlds collided when Ben Doree, not yet the Marquee of Doree, rescued a wide eyed Octavia Pierce her first day in the markets of India. A harsh reality is soon learned. Some "noble" Englishmen believe that a man of mixed blood, no matter his wealth and lineage, should never aspire to court an English rose much less marry one. That prejudice ran deep and had the ability to make rational men into methodical monsters! If you love a heart stopping period romance that sweeps you into the book from page one, have I got an easy recommend for you! Author Katharine Ashe is well on her way to making a name for herself as a fantastic Historical writer. After reading Ben and Tavy's story it's easy to see why. Her characters are multi-faceted and the plot has more layers than an onion. I literally couldn't put the book down until I was assured not only of a HEA for Ben and Tavy but that all parties' involved, secondary characters and side stories alike were resolved. Ms. Ashe does a fabulous job of tying up the loose ends by the conclusion of a thoroughly eventful journey. Let me be very clear on one point, though. This is not a casual read. Ms. Ashe obviously puts a great deal of effort into creating a true and unique story that has historical facts interspersed throughout. Readers will come away feeling like that didn't just read a part of English history but actually witnessed it. Her writing is very articulate and vividly exacting. I often create a soundtrack to a story when I'm reading and for this novel I kept hearing the lyrics to Walter Egan's 1978 hit single Magnet and Steel. The line that mirrored this book is "With you I'm not too shy to show the way I feel, With you I might try my secrets to reveal, For you are a magnet and I am steel". Ben and Octavia are drawn to each other just like a magnet is drawn to steel and when they touch the love and physical chemistry practically explode off the page. I couldn't help but feel for Ben's situation. When he thinks he can't have Tavy he still provides protection. Ben feels compelled to keep secrets that weigh him down. I very nearly cried when he finally began revealing his true nature to Octavia and seeing her reaction. She is the kind of heroine that I can always get behind and cheer on. She's normally honest to a fault but circumstances force her into a subterfuge that is obviously unnatural and distasteful to her character. It was actually pretty entertaining watching her lie while trying really hard not to lie. In the Arms of a Marquess is an exquisite experience for Historical romance lovers. You'll connect with the characters and join them for an epic journey that you'll want to keep on your shelf and re-read over and again. Do yourself a favor and pick a copy of this wonderful book. I think you'll be glad you did! Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
When you fall in love at a very young age and wait patiently for the man you love to return and he does not a normal woman would despair. Miss Octavia ("Tavy") Pierce it turns out is an extraordinary woman as she not only moves on, she prospers. Tavy still longs at times for Ben Doreé, the man of her dreams to come back to rescue her another time but does not think he will. Tavy returns to London after spending a number of years in India growing up and around a different culture that she loved. Once back in London everyone assumes she will marry the man who has asked for her hand, but Tavy still holds out hope that the once third son Ben who has become Benjirou Doreé, Fifth Marquess of Doreé will come for her as he once did and they will be together in love. Ben and Tavy are reunited at dinner parties, dance at balls, and dare to have a secret rendezvous or two but none of the stolen kisses, and tender caresses are enough and they both know the secrets between them are destructive. Ben does not want the distraction that Tavy provides as he is running a business both in public and private that needs his undivided attention as trying to prevent cultural disaster is a very time consuming job. Ben may save the known world but he is still it seems unable to tell Tavy what his true feelings have been for her all these years together and apart. Tavy must deal with an annoying fiancé that is not a fiancé who won't go away, family that is trying to steer her path away from Ben, and figuring out where her life should go. Will she unearth Ben's secrets and discover that he is not the man she sees or will he tell her the truth and make her love him more? Even more puzzling is the secrets Ben did not know existed coming to life and the complexities of trying to figure out who is your friend and who is a deadly enemy. This book is one that might appear to have too many pages, but trust me it has the perfect number. You need this amount to give you enough love, romance, suspense, danger, and well more love. At first the reader is not sure the mix of Tavy and Ben will work but trust me they are perfect together. Take this book for the "historical romance" that it is and enjoy without over thinking it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult to follow. It definitely wasn't one of her best. A bit disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1812 teenage Octavia "Tavy" Pierce arrives in Madras, India from England during a monsoon. She lives with her older sister and brother-in-law. Tavy and her sister's neighbor Ben Doree meet and fall in love, but her family rules him unacceptable as a hybrid third son. Just under a decade of residing in India, Tavy relishes her time there as she loves the culture. Now five and twenty years old she turned into a beauty. Thus in 1821 Tavy goes back to London where she is expected to make a match. Ben also lives in England as he has become the Marquess of Doree, which makes him acceptable by her family. The pair remains in love, but Lord Marcus Crispin also wants to marry Tavy. As the two male aristocrats compete for Tavy's hand in marriage, someone stalks them. In the Arms of a Marquess is an exhilarating Regency romantic suspense that uses early nineteenth century India to refresh the mostly in England plot. The cast is solid while readers will enjoy this fine fast-paced, historical thriller while wondering who the villain is. Note that a portion of the sales will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Harriet Klausner
streetmouse More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this 3rd installment in the Rogues of the Sea series from Katharine Ashe! It's a reunion story beautifully told. I was completely swept up in the gorgeous settings and, of course, the heat between the main characters. I've come to expect Katharine to create two characters who are so completely meant for each other that they couldn't possibly ever be with anyone else, and she delivers that here, expertly. Aside from the wonderful chemistry between them and a plot that twists tighter and tighter as it nears its conclusion, this book also has one of the best endings I've read in quite some time-- it made me want to cheer, laugh, and cry, all at once. Recommended whole-heartedly.
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Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
Intricate story, lovely read though!  You must be able to understand the concept of going from character to character to understand how it's written.  It reminds me much of the way George R. Martin writes. You find out what is going on with one character and then she returns to the other character to fill in what is happening with that one and what they're thinking. If you were able to understand "The Game of Thrones" series by George R. Martin, you will have no trouble. I throughly enjoyed the book as well as the style of writing as I'm very acquainted with it. If however you are not, you may think the author is jumping around. Personally, I can think of no other way to think of, or find out, what the other main character is thinking and doing without this form. I would highly encourage my friends to read it as it was a delightful book sympathetic to the broken heart of a teenage girl who tries to cope with that hurt, while moving into her later years as a grown woman who is thrown into situations with the man from her past.. I quite enjoyed it myself and am off to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much better than i thought it would be.. Actually quite excellent
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This book skipped around alot. It really was difficult to follow. I thought I was reading about one thing, then BAM there goes another, and I was like what?
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