A scandalous journey…
Glassmaker’s daughter Thea Markham is devastated when her brother Daniel goes missing. Then a mysterious lord turns up asking questions about Daniel and offers to find him. Unsure she can trust the handsome peer, Thea dresses up as a boy and follows him!
Lord Vernon Beauchamp feels his life lacks direction. Meeting Thea gives him a renewed purpose. And when they are thrown together on their scandalous adventure, friendship soon gives way to desire…
The Beauchamp Betrothals
Diamond rings for the dynasty…
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Scandal and Ms. Markham is a fantastic story and the second book in The Beauchamp Betrothals series. This one's definitely a keeper! This story focuses on Lord Vernon Beauchamp the younger brother of Leo, Duke of Cheriton the hero from the previous book, Cinderella and the Duke. Vernon has lived a charmed life, but is beginning to feel that his life has no purpose. Our heroine Thea Markham is a Glassmaker’s daughter. Thea along with her brother Daniel have been running their family business ever since their father had a stroke. Thea and Vernon meet when Thea’s brother Daniel goes missing. When Vernon decides to help Thea find out what happened to Daniel, he doesn’t expect Thea to tag along..... Vernon and Thea were a fun couple to get to know. The differences in their background made for some interesting banter between the two. Vernon was such a loveable hero, a good man with a great sense of humor. Thea is brave yet stubborn and somewhat naive and insecure. She has a hard time trusting Vernon in the beginning from a past experience. Their romance came on gradually in the story and was a joy to see these two finally admit their feelings toward each other. I really am enjoying the Beauchamp family and getting to know each one. Janice has created a wonderful group of characters with witty banter and fabulous storylines! Highly recommend this series!
Thea and her brother Daniel are close and she thinks she knows everything about him, but then he mysteriously disappears. Thea has no idea where he went and is desperate to hear from him. When a gentleman asks after her brother and offers to help Thea find him, she agrees. Vernon hasn’t felt useful in quite a while, so helping out the glassmaker’s daughter is the exact adventure he needs. He hasn’t counted on Thea’s inventive personality though. Will they be able to work together and find out more about Daniel’s disappearance? Thea and Vernon have to spend a lot of time with each other, they have to make clever plans if they want to uncover the truth. Especially when they stumble upon a mystery that’s greater than just Daniel’s disappearance. Can they become the team they need to be, so they can get to the bottom of the matter? What will happen when sparks fly? They’re from different worlds and only have a short time to get to know each other, will it be enough? Scandal and Miss Markham is a gorgeous story filled with adventure, intrigues and romance. I absolutely loved Thea. Her fiery spirit is fabulous. She does whatever she wants to do and isn’t afraid to follow her heart. She takes risks and that’s exactly the kind of challenge Vernon needs. He’s lost and being useful is a great way to discover what he can do and where his strengths and weaknesses lie. They’re a fantastic match and I kept hoping that nothing would be able to keep them apart, this made me curious enough to read their story in one sitting. Janice Preston has a wonderful warm writing style. I love how her vivid descriptions are making her story come to life. I could easily picture the dresses, the rules of society, Thea and Vernon’s journey and the tricks and disguises they come up with. It was a lot of fun to be surprised by the many unexpected twists and turns the story provides. Scandal and Miss Markham is entertaining, charming, dynamic and delightful. I absolutely loved this true gem of a book.
When Thea Markham’s brother disappears, Lord Vernon Beauchamp steps in to help her find him. An amazing journey begins with danger, romance and intrigue following their every step. I truly enjoyed Book 2 in the Beauchamp Betrothals Series. I can’t wait to read the next book.