Scandalous Endeavors

Scandalous Endeavors

by Amanda Mariel

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Overview

Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel

Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when her father dies, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her to relocate to America where she must remain until she comes of age.

With the help of Grace and Sarah, Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him...find an English lord to marry. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London's eligible bachelors in matrimony so she can remain in her beloved England.

The Duke of Goldstone is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke is entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved England. He has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522783770
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2015
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family. Some of Amanda Mariel's favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper's Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits every chance she gets.

Amanda Mariel lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

Website: http://amandamarieauthor.wix.com/amandamariel

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Scandalous Endeavors 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Tanya Wheeler 4 months ago
Everything was alright until.Her father died leaving her alone and lost. Her uncle in America demands her to come there. She begs for a few weeks so she could settle her affairs. She intends to find a husband so she can stay. She meets one but he is from Scotland. What will she do? He appears everywhere she is. What will happen between them? See by reading
Anonymous 4 months ago
Lady Amelia's father and last living relative has died and now her guardian is returning her to America something that she doesn't want She plans to find an English Lord to marry so that she can stay in the country she loves. She sets her sights on her lord but is continually stopped by Frederick, the Duke of Goldstone a Scottish Lord. When one of her plans goes astray she is rescued by Fred and he will return her to London when he finds a suitable escort but things go astray when they finally give into the lust between them. The story premise was good but my main problem was that the story jumped around a lot without any warning and not always for the best the author has plenty of potential she just needs to tighten up her writing style I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Lady Amelia's father and last living relative has died and now her guardian is returning her to America something that she doesn't want She plans to find an English Lord to marry so that she can stay in the country she loves. She sets her sights on her lord but is continually stopped by Frederick, the Duke of Goldstone a Scottish Lord. When one of her plans goes astray she is rescued by Fred and he will return her to London when he finds a suitable escort but things go astray when they finally give into the lust between them. The story premise was good but my main problem was that the story jumped around a lot without any warning and not always for the best the author has plenty of potential she just needs to tighten up her writing style I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Pwalley01 4 months ago
I found this book to be a very enjoyable read with the great characters and good storyline that kept my interest throughout the entire book!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Scandalous Wallflower borrows from the age old art of the classics. Ms. Mariel gave just enough of the fantasy to draw me in and enough modern realism to keep me interested. Not only does the author deliver a majestic story with a positive message, she also creates characters that are as enticing as the journey itself.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Mariel jumps seamlessly into the time period and the action with this sweet romance. The entire tale via her amazingly natural storytelling skills. She creates a uniquely wonderful storyline that keeps you reading. It's one of those stories that you're glad is part of the series because you want to re-experience this world that Mariel has so seamlessly painted for you. She develops the world for her readers, without taking away their ability to imagine themselves into the story. The phenomenal characters that we meet in this novel are the type that you cannot forget. They aren’t larger than life, but they definitely stay with you once the novel ends. Mariel has definitely created a winning novel with this one. It was a lot of fun to read and definitely a great way to end the day. It was a great introduction into her writing and a compelling start to this series. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Christy1972 More than 1 year ago
Historical romance has always been one of my favorites and this one did not disappoint. I so enjoyed reading Amelia's story. I can only imagine having to wear morning clothes for such long periods. Times were so different and proper!! I love Lady Grace, there was just something about her character. I usually read before bed, on my second night reading I had to finish!!! Great read!!!
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Oh my!  Had trouble putting this one down.  The story kept me reading.  Here was a young girl, not yet her majority, dealing with the loss of her last parent before she was older enough to find a husband.  Her only family lived in America, and she did not want to live there, even for a short period of time.  Deciding a marriage of convenience would suit her needs better than the marriage of love she always wanted, Amelia set about trapping a husband.  Each attempt made, and foiled, made me smile.  She was so determined that she could not see what was right in front of her.  She is young and so inexperienced and falls for her man hard and fast. Richard is a Duke with the twinkling eyes of a rake yet the good manners of a gentleman and he takes on the responsibility of protecting Amelia from others as well as herself.  He almost loses his happily ever when he pushes her away after a night of passion.  I felt that this story was well written, and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
roxieFerguson More than 1 year ago
This This book is amazing!. The characters are awesome. The story line is sweet and fabulous!. Amelia is nineteen when her Father dies, and she is left with only one living relative her Uncle Lewis from America. Amelia lives in England in a time that Society's rule states she can not live alone at nineteen. Her Uncle Lewis informs her she must leave with him to go to America to live. Amelia does not want to leave England. So Amelia sets out to form a plan to stay with the help of two of her friends. Lady Grace and Amelia's best friend Sarah help her to extend her stay in England. Only Amelia knows the only way she can permanently stay in England is to find herself a husband. There is one problem though Amelia can not be courted till her period mourning is over. Thus Amelia's friends set out to get her compromised by Sarah's older Brother Lord Roseington. Lady Graces Nephew Lord Goldstone comes to stay with her and fouls up Amelia's plans not only that but she finds herself very attracted to Lord Goldstone but he is a Scottish Lord not an English one. What will Amelia do will she manage to entrap Lord Roseington or will the Scottish Lord win her heart?. If you love charming Historical Romances then you must get this book! It is really amazing! Amanda Mariel is a very talented Writer! and I look forward to reading more books by her in the near future!
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Lady Amelia Cosgrove just buried her father. She's now an orphan and her guardianship rest in the hands of her Uncle Lewis. Uncle Lewis's life is in America the one place Amelia refuses to go. Lady Amelia hatches a plan to get herself married before certain period of time because she certainly can't do this from America. Lady Amelia's chaperone is Lady Abernathy, who helps Lady Amelia create her plans, only to be thwarted by Lord Richard Goldstone~Lady Abernathy's nephew. Lord Goldstone doesn't know what plans Lady Amelia has devised but certain that no good can come from them. Lord Goldstone continually interrupts Lady Amelia's plans because he's positively smitten with you himself. Will Lady Amelia catch a husband? What is Lady Amelia's next move? Will Lady Amelia admit her attraction to Lord Goldstone? Your answers await you in Scandalous Endeavors. I love the mischief of this book! Lady Amelia and Lord Goldstone chemistry is hard to deny yet somehow it is. I thought the story was well written and cleverly crafted. I adored all of the characters in the story. I would definitely read more of this author's work in the future.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful fairy tale set in the Regency era! Scandalous Endeavors was a sweet and charming historical fiction! Amanda Marie is a new new-to-me author. I found it a romantic fairy tale, well written with tenderness and a dash of humor. London 1842, it's the story of Amelia, who finds herself alone, after the deaths of her parents. Being an orphan, her American uncle will become her tutor. She will probably have to move to America, but she prefers to stay in England. So she concocts a plan with her two best friends Grace and Sarah. Amelia has to find a suitable husband and soon. Soon enter Richard, a devilish Scottish duke to create chaos and passion in her life! Will her plan to catch a husband work or backfire on her? Will she find a man who really loves her? Lots of twists and turns! Beautiful chemistry between the heroine and hero!
shellcates More than 1 year ago
What a great story! Very well written, I couldn't put it down! I felt as though I was there with them experiencing all her endeavors. I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical romance with sass, that is what Scandalous Endeavors offers. In a time when society dictates how people should behave, Lady Amelia finds herself forced to mourn in a way that could cost her everything. Amelia is a spirited and sassy heroine that sometimes behaves in a scandalous manner for the time, but who is still a true lady at heart, just a lady fighting for what her heart wants. This is a well written and fast paced read that still offers all the details and lush world to days gone by that historical romance readers will love. I read this book in one sitting as I just could not put it down. Definitely a 5 star rating and I look forward to reading more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tantalizing read! I enjoyed every minute-could not put it down! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys historical romance.