The Lady's Disgrace

The Lady's Disgrace

by Callie Hutton


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ISBN-13: 9781502497819
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Series: Marriage Mart Mayhem
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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The Lady's Disgrace 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cute. I do love this family. Cute series but this one is not my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but a bit redundant to the point of being off putting. I wanted there to be more depth and growth but it was a predictable romantic theme with a thinly veiled mystery. Usually like this one hoping will rebound the series.
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
It is so hard not to take for granted the rights that we have as women. In this regency story we are reminded that women really were treated unfairly in this period. My heart broke for Lady Abigail because she was living in disgrace although she was absolutely blameless. It was wonderful to watch her find her happily ever after...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ok...nothing that I would read again..but wasn't the worst either..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*An excellent addition to the series... The first book in the series was my favorite but this was very entertaining and I managed to finish it in one day...
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Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Captivating love story! You can always count on Callie Hutton to deliver a ravishing love story filled with tenderness and passion! I was captivated from the first page with her third book THE LADY'S DISGRACE, in The Marriage Mart Mayhem series. Amazing Regency that kept me reading till the very end. Ms. Hutton is a talented storyteller and a descriptive writer. I loved her two main characters Joseph and Abigail; you will surely, fall in love with Joseph, a sweet man. Abigail was betrothed to the Earl of Redgrave, who ran off marrying another woman. Suffering for this abandon and not able to stand the pain any longer, she decides to get on with her life. Then, enters Joseph, who will propose marriage to her! In exchange, they will both share a marriage of convenience. But Joseph finds Abigail, so fascinating, that he cannot resist her, neither can she! Being stubborn and independent, she will try to resist to his charms but Joseph is a sweet man, that will use finesse and tenderness so she will fall for him. Will a beautiful passion reunite Abigail and Joseph and will it be strong enough to survive the twists and turns developed in a plot against them. Ms. Hutton has created a beautiful romance that readers of historical will love! I strongly recommend The Lady's Disgrace and looking forward to her next book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the other books in the series
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 3 in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series. Lady Abigail Lacey is the laughingstock of London after being jilted by her betrothed. Her brother, the Duke of Manchester is determined to set things right. He needs to find her a new husband and get her out of London. Rector Joseph Fox never imagined that he would be asked to marry Abigail when he stopped to visit Manchester intending to see about a donation for his school. Knowing that he would never be good enough for the daughter of a Duke, Joseph has never acted on his attraction to Abigail. After being jilted and having her heart broken, Abigail is determined never to marry for love. Joseph is the perfect choice for her. Their marriage would be a marriage of convenience: no passion or physical pleasures after an heir was conceived.  What happens when Joseph decides he wants more out of his marriage? I was really looking forward to Abigail's story and was excited to see her paired with Joseph. I loved both of them in The Duke's Quandary. Even though Joseph and Abigail had known each other their whole lives, Hutton does a wonderful job of showing their growing relationship. One going from friends to lovers. She also did a wonderful job of adding a little mystery to the mix (won't say more, I don't want to spoil it!!). Definitely one for the keeper shelf!
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Marraige of convience between jilted bride and patient recot. Abigail waited three years to find a fiancee only to be left for a pregnant mistress. She goes into hiding, and leaves her family to try and salvage her repitation. Her brother a Duke, at about the same time is approached by his childhood friend, Joseph to provide funding for a rectory school in his parrish. The Duke connects the dots and eventually convinces Abigail and Joseph to marry. Each had feelings for as children, and they slowly start to build a foundation for a successful marriage.They encounter problems in their road for a happily ever after, but eventually they overcome lack of communication and villain.   This is a classic marraige of conviece novel in which the groom who has feeling for his new wife slowly earns the trust and love of his new wife. I really enjoyed Joseph as a hero, he was engaging, realistic, and suprisingly non-alpha . I found it a little harder to connect with the character of Abigail, but I did enjoy their slow journy to each other.  I recieved a free copy of this novel for an honest review 
TinaR19 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series, and although I usually prefer to read a series in order, this book can be read as a stand alone and not cause you to feel like you are missing any important details. If you like a good suspense in your historical romance story, then you should definitely read this book because it had me engrossed from beginning to end. I cannot wait to see what story Ms. Hutton will release next.  Lady Abigail Lacey has been jilted by her betrothed, and now her name is the talk of London. There is only one thing to do to stop the talk and that is to marry, but she is determined to never open her heart to love again. She never imagined that the arrival of a family friend would find her engaged to the one man she had feeling for when she was younger. Rector Joseph Fox has grown up with the Lacey family and has had a crush on Abigail knowing that due to the difference in their stations he could never have her for his wife. He cannot believe his luck when things work out in his favor, and he finds himself wedding Abigail. Since she only wants companionship in their marriage Joseph is determined to show her that they can be very happy if they open their hearts to love. But they soon discover that someone in their small town is not happy about him bringing home a wife, and he may not have time to prove that they can love one another and be truly happy.  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Actual rating 3.5 out of 5 stars! For years historical romance was my entire reading world. I loved getting lost in the times where the waltz or a lady showing a bit of ankle was scandalous. Though when it comes to enjoying them, I have a comfort zone, so to speak, that consists of about 3 authors. But as I've opened myself more in the other genres I read I felt it was time to start with this one as well. Enter Entangled's Scandalous line. Color me intrigued... Her Lady's Disgrace was my first step in branching out with the genre and I was pleasantly surprised. Though it was the third book in the series it was comfortably read as a standalone as each book is about a different set of couples. Most of the books I've usually read involve some sort of rakish Duke or Viscount or some sort of Lord who is jaded and doesn't believe in love, usually has a reputation and so on. So I was a tiny bit nervous going in because Joseph Fox was a rector. I was afraid he would be stuffy and boring, turns out he was anything but. I liked him instantly. He was caring and loving and charming but he was flawed with a smidge of insecurity, which I felt made him all the more likable. I also liked Lady Abigail Lacey instantly as well. For once I had the lady who had been jilted and then jaded by the thoughts of love. It was different and still enjoyable. She was strong and sweet and determined to live her life in a comfortable marriage of convenience. If she didn't open her heart then there would never be a chance of it getting broken again. Though after meeting Joseph I knew if any man could get past the walls she built around herself he would be perfect for the job. Watching the back and forth between passion and miscommunication between these two was actually quite fun. There was plenty of both. Though I felt like the suspenseful/mysterious element that was added was almost unnecessary. Mostly due to the fact that you know right away who is stirring up the problems as you're basically in their point of view at times. Had it been more of a mystery I probably would have enjoyed it more. Basically being told what's happening and who's doing it then just waiting for the main characters to "catch on" fell a bit flat for me. There was more than enough obstacles with Joseph and Abigail themselves that it really wasn't necessary. Other than that the only other thing that bothered me was the repetitiveness of the information such as with Joseph thinking every so often about how he'd always had feelings for Abigail but with the differences in their stations he could have never hoped to be with a Duke's daughter and so on. He thought about that, nearly in the exact same words every time, at least 3 or 4 times and I just wanted to say I get it now can we move it along please?! Along with a couple other situations. As for everything else it was a fun read with easily likable characters and I will most likely be going back to read the first 2 books in the series. Mostly because I'd like to get to know more about Abigail's brother Drake who's in the 2nd book. So I will be continuing on with this series. Thank you Entangled for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sweet romance is the story of Joseph and Abigail. Abigail's reputation is in tatters when her fiance jilts her for another woman before their wedding. When the solution of marriage to an old family friend is offered she gladly takes the chance to get out of London and help him with his new school and live simply with him as a rector's wife. She's determined though that this will be a marriage of convenience, having discovered that love leads only to pain. Will Joseph be able to convince her that marriage to him will fulfill all her heart's desires? I quite enjoyed this story. Showcasing how unfair life was to women in that era, Abigail's position as the disgraced woman through no fault of her own leads her into this marriage. She is however strong and determined to make the best of her situation and relishes the idea of leaving London society for the chance to make a difference in the children's lives at Joseph's new school. She wants to guard her heart against Joseph but she is attracted to him, and the marriage bed holds delights she never thought she would enjoy as much as she does with him. Joseph is also an engaging character, a strong, upright, determined man, willing to give his new wife some leeway in their relationship even while he desires her body and her heart. The love scenes between them are tender and emotional, showing that even if Abigail is guarding her heart, she can't keep him at arms length forever. There is a suspense plot in the story mixed in with the romance, as someone in their town is displeased with the rector's marriage and is determined to get rid of Abigail in one way or another. The story moves along at a good pace, combining the tension, mystery and romance into one entertaining read. 4 stars!
rabidreaderSR More than 1 year ago
This regency romance was a sweet and endearing read. Joseph and Abigail were pretty likable characters and I found myself enjoying them both from the first few chapters. The marriage of convenience trope is always one I enjoy as I anticipate the characters shattering each other’s barriers to find love and happiness. And that was slowly revealed in this story. After being jilted for another woman, Abigail is concerned with protecting her heart and not opening herself to love. She agrees however to marry Joseph, a man she has known from childhood to help restore honor to her name. But she has resolved to withhold her heart for fear he will one day slash it to bits. Abigail is a sweet lady with an inner core of strength that was displayed time and time again. Joseph of course is charming, sweet, not very alpha, but I liked him well enough. He had always found Abigail fascinating and lovely, but thought her above him, for he is a mere rector. Now that he has her in his life, he becomes determine to woo and seduce more than just her body and he did a credible job of it! Joseph was a thoughtful character who was well drawn. I enjoyed watching their relationship flourish and the trust and love that blossomed between them. Overall it was a lovely romance, with a quick straightforward plot and a villain I wished was not so obvious. I would recommend to historical romance readers and I give this book four beautiful toasts.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
A unique & sexy rector frees his inner caveman to demolish his new wife's walled up heart! Lady Abigail Lacey is beautiful, has an awesome dowry, a daughter of a Duke & has held out for 3 Seasons to find love! Well, she accepted Earl of Redgrave's proposal, but now she is ruined & no one wants her except fortune hunters. What did she do? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, only got jilted as the scum Redgrave ran to Greta Green with another woman. Now she is all cried out & hiding in her room, as her family search for a solution. Well, that solution walks right through the front door! Rector Joseph Fox grew up next door to the unusual & huge Manchester family & was the BF with the current Duke of Manchester, Drake, as they grew up. He also WANTED Abigail, but with her being a duke's daughter & his father being the Manchester Manor rector, there was no way. Now he is the rector of his own parish, Addysby End, & is in London to gather funds for his new school for all the parish children. His 1st stop is the Drake's front door & Drake is smiling ear to ear because Joseph is the answer to Abigail's problem, if she accepts him as her hubby! Abigail accepts him, but she wants a marriage of convenience, but Joseph flat out refuses because his wants her in his bed. She compromises with sharing his bed until a child is conceived, but Joseph is absolutely going to change her mind by setting his carnal caveman loose! So she thinks he is marrying her for his school's money & he thinks she is marrying him because she is ruin & maybe still in love with Redgrave. I just have 1 word for this crazy couple, COMMUNICATION! They are married & things get off to a rough start as poor Joseph gets nothing, but drunk, during their wedding trip home. At his unexpected large home, she is pissed because she is expected to share his bedroom. That night she just wants the coupling over with, but Joseph awakens her desires with his knee melting kisses, silky caresses & HELLO match to lighter fluid, ECSTASY! Abigail & Joseph have 1 misunderstand after another & either 1 just tells the other about their growing feelings. Many mysterious accidents are plaguing Abigail, like an angry pig attack (I am totally serious), shoots fired, her head was becoming a magnet for rocks & so many other strange happenings, that the doctor should take up residents with them. Will Joseph loss his Abigail just as he caught her? Can Abigail voice her love before it's too late? Who is trying to hurt or kill Abigail? What other farm animals will attack? I just finished this fabulous romance read & I have to say that Joseph was only the 2nd sexy rector/vicar (the only other hero was Cole from Liz Carlyle's A Woman Scorned) that rocked my book COSMO with his HOTNESS! A yummy rector is not the norm & put me off at first because a rector/vicar should not be sexy! Ms. Hutton proved me wrong with a great hero like Joseph using his inner sexy caveman & his club, but he needed to communicate with his new wife outside the bedroom, too. Abigail was harder for me to love because she grew up in this great big & openly loving family, but she only listened to her head & not her heart. I just wanted to lock this 2 up in a wine cellar until they TALKED from their hearts because I was so frustrated with them both, but in a good way. Ms. Hutton used her devilish & slightly sleazy mind for all the "butterfly in your tummy" scenes that totally fogged up my computer screen. I love how Ms. Hutton had Duke Drake, his klutzy Penelope & unconventional Dowager Duchess make an appearance in this romance tale & I enjoyed my tea party as Penelope falls over a table & dumps her tea on her dress! This book was not as hilarious as Drake & Penelope's story, but this read was more about Abigail overcoming her stubborn head & letting Joseph in. It did have a pig attack, so Ms. Hutton did gift us with her goofiness! I hope all the ladies of the kooky Manchester clan get their own story & maybe even the Dowager Duchess will have 1, too. Ms. Hutton gets my score of 4 fingers up & 8 toes for this passion filled tale that I highly recommend for all my romance peeps! This ARC given for my honest review.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.75  The Lady's Disgrace is book 3 in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series. This is such a cute and fun series and I can't wait for the next book. We met Rector Joseph Fox in the last book he is a old family friends of the Lacey's. He comes to pay his respect to the new heir of his best friend Drake Lacey, Duke of Manchester. He then finds himself asked to marry Drakes sister Lady Abigail who was ruined when she was basically left at the altar. Abigail agrees to the marriage but she will not love joseph and he will only be welcome in the marriage bed until there is an heir. Second thoughts and suspense keeps you turning the pages of this fast paced story.