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Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into her aunt and uncle's house. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope's pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless - but surprisingly sweet - fortune hunter who came to court Penelope, either. And she never dreamed that she would have to enter into an outrageous magical charade to save her younger sisters' futures.
However, even the most brilliant scholars of 1817 England still haven't ferreted out all the lurking secrets of rediscovered dragonkind...and even the most sensible of heroines can still make a reckless wish or two when she's pushed. Now Elinor will have to find out just how rash and resourceful she can be when she sets aside all common sense. Maybe, just maybe, she'll even be impractical enough to win her own true love and a happily ever after...with the unpredictable and dangerous "help" of the magical creature who has adopted her.
“Fantasy, comedy and sparkling Regency romance blend together seamlessly… This story is hysterically funny” – Books, Bones & Buffy
"An absolutely delightful Regency romp. If you like your tea taken with a dragon on your shoulder, this story is for you!"
- Intisar Khanani, Author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and Thorn
"Howl's Moving Castle meets Mansfield Park in this gloriously fun Regency romantic comedy-of-calamities. I want more!"
- Tansy Rayner Roberts, Author of the Teacup Magic and Castle Charming series
"I inhaled this delightful confection in a single sitting."
- A.J. Lancaster, Author of the Stariel series
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About the Author
Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now she lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer and ebook cover designer Patrick Samphire), their two sons, and their very vocal tabby cat, Pebbles (who basically owns Steph's Instagram account). She writes wildly romantic historical fantasy for adults (most recently, the Harwood Spellbook series) and fun, funny MG fantasy adventures for kids (most recently, the Dragon with a Chocolate Heart trilogy).