A promise to his long-dead sister forces Lord Grigsby back into society to broker the marriage of his disreputable nephew to the heiress whose money can save the earldom.
Liliana Ashford has been hired to help an heiress pass muster with the ton and snare a titled husband. Though, if she had a magic wand, she'd turn her charge's fiancé back into the toad he truly was.
Scandal and a New Match
But she never plotted murder! As the young Earl's sordid death evokes the scandal of the season, a shadow from Liliana's own past appears, threatening her carefully crafted world. Grigsby sets about finding his nephew's killer...and Liliana's secrets. Meanwhile, she scrambles to make a new match for the girl, because finding a husband of her own is out of the question-or is it?
Liliana's Letter is the exciting prequel to author Alina K. Field's RONE finalist, Bella's Band.
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She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer's Best winner, Rosalyn's Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Liliana, due to her secret past, continues to rebuff Lord Grigsby's advances seeking all the while seeking to join her brother in America when her current post is completed. Lord Grigsby stays firm and through determination helps Liliana lay her past to rest and wins her heart in the process.
I won this copy in a GOODREADS giveaway-- Lovely historical romance Novella - check out her other books, they are even better!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this story but it could have been longer, giving the reader more time to connect with the characters. Liliana Ashford a 29 year old spinster with no fortune is chaperoning a young, rich and beautiful merchant's daughter (Katie Mercer) to ton parties and balls. She is determined that her charge will not be forced to marry a rogue but Katie's father seems equally as determined to snaffle an earl (Thomas, Earl of Hackwell) regardless of the fact that he is double her age, dissolute and has a scandalous reputation. The marriage has been brokered by Hackwell's uncle (George Tilden, Baron Grigsby) who is trying to honour a promise made to his sister to care for her son. This novel missed achieving 5 stars for me because there were unexplained mysteries relating to Liliana (notably Jasper Varden, and her brother Avery) and allusions to fresh discoveries about Hackwell. We are told the mystery of who killed Thomas, Earl of Hackwell is solved in the novel Bella's Band but I am sure we could have been told in general terms what dreadful things he had done or, not referenced at all in this novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Good story of Liliana helping Katie to find the right husband. Lord Grigsby sees Liliana and hopes she is not the one destined to marry his wastrel nephew. They are attracted to one another but Liliana has a secret in her past that will bring scandal on anyone who marries her. I liked these characters. I liked that they were older than most Regency romance characters. I enjoyed the story. I was glad that Grigsby did not worry about Liliana's past. He was persistent to have her as his wife. I loved the ending.