The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady

by Gina Conkle

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Overview

The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

Lord Marcus Bowles has stained his family's reputation for the last time. Only after spending a scandal-free year restoring some far-flung property can this second son return in good graces. But Marcus isn't one to abandon a lone damsel on a dark country lane.

One stolen kiss and Genevieve Turner's handsome midnight savior disappears. Typical. No matter, Gen is finally on the way to her new post, and hopefully to finding her grandmother as well. Instead she finds her mischievous hero is her new employer. Surely a few more kisses won't hurt...

Midnight Meetings Series:
Meet the Earl at Midnight (Book 1)
The Lady Meets Her Match (Book 2)
The Lord Meets His Lady (Book 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492651901
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Series: Midnight Meetings , #3
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 781,613
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Gina is a lover of history, books and romance, which makes the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions, except for romance...that's where she gets the eye roll. When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found in southern California delving into the latest adventures of organic gardening and serving as chief taxi driver. Find her at www.ginaconkle.com.

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The Lord Meets His Lady 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I throughly loved the other books in this series, but this one just didn't appeal to me. The "hero" of the story, Marcus, just came off as to smarmy to me. He is attracted to Genevieve, so he talks his friend into letting her come back to his place to be his housekeeper... I almost didn't finish it, but I stuck it out. Since I loved the other books in the series, I'm still looking forward to the next one that comes out late next year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Northumberland - 1768 Lord Marcus Bowles has been banished by his brother, the Marquis Northampton, for his excessive drinking and gambling. Galloping away, he comes across a stagecoach stuck in a rut. Thinking that it is a highwayman that has stopped the coach. Marcus draws his weapon and pulls up to the coach only to discover it is an inebriated young man who has come to fix the wheel. Two women are traveling with the coachman. One woman, Genevieve (Gen) Turner, age 20, claims to have met Marcus before at a place called the Golden goose. She had worked backstage with a group of actors but is now headed to a housekeeper’s post for Mr. Samuel Beckworth and family in Cornhill-on-Tweed. When the stagecoach driver calls her Miss Abbott, Marcus’s interest is peeked and now he must find out more about her. Going by the name Gen Abbott, she is now working for the Beckworth family. Her good friend, Elise Sauveterre, has just sent her a letter saying a man has come looking for her. Could it be the feared Reinhard Wolf? Marcus’s friend, Samuel Beckworth, wants his help with a plan to raise horses for hostelries. It would be hard work repairing fences and gates but they could do that themselves. But Marcus insists that Gen come be his housekeeper or he won’t agree….so he agrees. His home is filthy but Gen soon has it clean. As they get to know one another, she confides that he is searching for her grandmother, Maude Turner. She has never met her as her own mother left home when she got pregnant. Gen never learned to read until a couple of years ago. But she is very mechanically inclined. Marcus does all he can to protect Gen, but Reinhard is very determined to have her. Will he succeed? This is an adventuresome novel that I am sure is true to the time period. However, I found it to be simply too rough and raw for my tastes. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms Conkle has written an entertaining, sexy, interesting book complete with a winning plot and good character depth and development. Read it. You won't be disappointed.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Lord Meets His Lady, Gina Conkle Midnight Meetings #3 I have mixed feelings about this book. It is the first book I have read by this author and though it is well written I found it difficult to believe. In some ways I found Marcus’s friend – Samuel – more interesting than Marcus and would like to know what happens to Samuel and his brothers in the future more than I want to know about Marcus and his brothers. Also, I have trouble believing that a well-born second son, no matter what transgressions he has been seen to perpetrate to require being banished, would actually fall for and marry someone as common as Genevieve…at least in that era. Loosely based on Red Riding Hood and the wolf with Genevieve in the part of Red and the man she unknowingly indentured herself to as the wolf this story is about her desire to get away from “the wolf” and move up in life even if it means acting as a housekeeper when never having been one. Into her life steps the Woodsman – Marcus did chop some wood – who is borderline alcoholic with a possible gambling addiction who has been banished to “improve” or at least stay hidden till his older brother can find an appropriate bride. They meet on the road, she becomes his housekeeper, they dance around one another, he goes into business of sorts with his friend Samuel, the Wolf reappears and has to be dealt with and eventually the two find a HEA together…I did feel like there was a cliffhanger ending with the couple heading off from their home to his family home in the making but have no idea if there is a book to follow or who that book might be about. So…there were things I did and did not like about this book. I can’t say that Marcus or Genevieve “talked to me” or that they were people that I would value as friends. I believe it is a book some will love and some will like and some might not like so very much. It has plenty of pages and storylines and characters and action and threads to follow with the potential for another book in the making BUT it is not a book that thrilled my soul or made me eager to pick up that next book when it comes out. I am rather sitting on the fence on this on so… Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca for the ARC – this is my honest review. 3 Stars
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Lord Marcus Bowles had been banished from his elder brother the Marquis of Northampton because Marcus’ drinking and gambling was impeding the Marquis in his search for a suitable bride. Until he returns home, Marcus is to spend the winter at Pallinsburn cottage, and it was on his way that he saw what appeared like a coach being held up by highwaymen. It was not the case, still there was a damsel in distress to be rescued. Not precisely a helpless maid, still Genevieve Turner was in a pickle; she is both running towards someone and fleeing another. Marcus and Genevieve have a friend in common; when Genevieve tells Marcus that she is in Pallinsburn under an assumed name, she begs him to keep her secret. She has secured a position as a housekeeper for Marcus’ neighbour and friend Samuel Beckworth, but instead Genevieve ends up being Marcus’ housekeeper. It won’t be easy to ignore the pull that Genevieve and Marcus have felt right away on that fateful night and live under the same roof. THE LORD MEETS HIS LADY is a historical romance, which reminds of some of the classics: while the timeframe does not cover years, it is a saga of sorts of a relationship, and it felt oddly genuine. Genevieve is not your typical historical romance heroine, which I thought was marvellous. Her whole life has been rather peculiar, and she had to make tough choices; it was refreshing to witness a different side of a woman’s life in 1768. She is straightforward, clever at fixing things; she only wants to have a better life but for one hurdle that stands in her way, and she will do whatever it takes. Marcus was a rake, but being forced to mend his ways has done him good; I applaud the fact that he had one serious problem that was not swept under the carpet, and it nearly ruined his life again. Marcus is also quite the novelty: he actually wants to marry for love; he was quite an endearing man, and he had even more depth than even himself would have wagered! Marcus and Genevieve are quite extraordinary characters, and so are the secondary ones; the nefarious – and handsome – Herr Wolf will not be soon forgotten, particularly since THE LORD MEETS HIS LADY is very loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood: Genevieve has a read cloak, and Wolf, well… Ms. Conkle also amused herself with some playful lines of dialogues indirectly referring the fairytale. THE LORD MEETS HIS LADY is a very complex and layered romance, where character development reigns supreme; at the end, no one is as they were at the beginning. The prose is lush and luminous; the descriptions vibrant and vivid; the dialogues ring true; and I loved the flirtatious playfulness between Marcus and Genevieve. The romance was very compelling, the tone very sensual, and entirely in tune with the characters’ personalities, and the smoulder became a blazing inferno. There were some quite unexpected, and original, plot twists, and a fabulous ending with a little titillating extra that has me awaiting the next book with bated breath. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.