The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

by Sasha Cottman

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Overview

THE DUKE OF STRATHMORE SERIES - BOOK 7
For Caroline Saunders, beauty is a curse. Everywhere she goes, she is surrounded by men who worship her. But Caroline knows none of them could ever love her just for herself.

She treats her court of suitors with cool disdain, gaining herself the title of the Ice Queen.

After an ugly altercation with an insistent suitor, Caroline decides it is time to escape the crowded ballrooms of London.

With a heart scarred by his parent's disastrous marriage Julian Palmer, Earl Newhall has been in no particular hurry to take on a wife. But men with titles need heirs.

He reluctantly agrees to allow his aunt to arrange a week-long party at his Derbyshire estate. A handpicked group of eligible young women and their chaperones will be in attendance.

When a sudden heavy snowstorm stops all but one carriage from making the journey to Newhall Castle, Julian decides he should make the best of a bad situation.

However, matters turn from bad to worse when he discovers that it is Caroline Saunders who has arrived wet and freezing cold on his doorstep in the middle of the night.

The Ice Queen is the one woman in all of London society he knows he could never be prevailed upon to marry, let alone love.

But when Newhall Castle becomes Caroline's only place of sanctuary, Julian quickly discovers that beneath her icy demeanor there beats a passionate heart.

Two stubborn souls come together in this beautiful tale of enemies to lovers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161799895
Publisher: Cottman Data Services Ltd
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Series: The Duke of Strathmore , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,222
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in England, but raised in Australia, Sasha has a love for both countries. Having her heart in two places has created a love for travel, which at last count was to over 55 countries. A travel guide is always on her pile of new books to read.

Before accidently enrolling in a course for romance writers a number of years ago, she had always had a love of history.

Her first published novel, Letter from a Rake was a finalist for the 2014 Romantic Book of the Year. Sasha lives with her husband, daughter and a cat who demands a starring role in the next book. She is always seeking new hiding spots for her secret chocolate stash.

Sasha’s novels are set around the Regency period in England, Scotland, and France. Her books are centered on the themes of love, honor and family.

Book Series:

The Duke of Strathmore

London Lords

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clarkws More than 1 year ago
The Ice Queen is book seven in The Duke of Strathmore series by Sasha Cottman. Although this is a series, it truly isn’t necessary to read the books in order. But I always like to read a series in book order. I find that the stories build and are usually richer and deeper. The Ice Queen is a very good book although longer than I prefer. I love enemy to lover tropes and this one hits it out of the park. Caroline Saunders is the most sought after young woman at every event. She is constantly surrounded by beau vying for her attention. But when one gets too pushy and a handsome Earl tries to help her, she responds to the situation with venom towards both men. Julian Palmer, Earl of Newhall doesn’t need another venomous woman in his life. So he is just fine walking away from the Ice Queen Caroline Saunders. Cruelly thrown together at a week long event, will they get along or kill each other? Looking forward to Ms. Cottman’s next in this series.
Kat Wiley More than 1 year ago
There is so much more to a person than their looks! The Ice Queen is book 7 in The Duke of Strathmore series and what a great series. Though in a series this story can be read as a standalone. I found this story of enemies to lovers a true delight. The story is original and so very creative and It was simply a joy to read. Sasha has a way of building such wonderful and lovable characters and she can really write great evil characters as well. Her descriptions give you a real feel for the regency era. This story has an evil mother, coldness, being rude, realizing a change is needed, kindness, schemes, a house party, injury, hurt, a forced betrothal, protection, misunderstandings, scandal, acceptance, hesitance and falling in love. I highly recommend this book! ***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
How would it feel to be only admired for your looks? Would anyone ever love you for who you are deep down? Caroline Saunders is tired of the endless men who follow her around and one really in particular who will not leave her alone. Titled the Ice Queen due to her distance and not giving favor to any suitor, all she wants to do is get away from London and the endless balls and parties. But when Julian, Earl of Newhall steps in when a suitor gets too pushy with her, he is not thanked by Caroline but she rudely puts him down. Of course that puts Julian off because he had a mother that was just as abrasive and he seeks to avoid her and she him. But as fate steps in as it often does, Caroline ends up at a week long house party given by Julian and his stepmother so he can begin trying to select a bride. His mother had actually invited her and it was a surprise to Julian when she, her brother and a friend show up!! Sasha Cottman is an extraordinary storyteller and so creative in her narrative and characters! Once I started I could not wait to find out what happened! Surprises, annoying suitors and strong emotions all filter in to make this one of my favorite books of the year! Lori Dykes