Finding the woman he lost turned out to be easy. Winning her is another matter.
Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in love with his sister's companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent off, and they both landed in very different worlds.
Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed exile on the Continent to take up his late brother's title and discover the whereabouts of the only woman he's ever loved.
Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer, Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at Christmas to attend her benefactress's lying-in, she finds herself confronted by an unexpected house guest--a man determined to woo her anew and win her again.
But, is loving the new Marquess of Wallingford a mistake Ameline cannot afford to repeat?
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About the Author
She is the author of the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring, a 2015 RONE Award finalist, Bella’s Band, and a 2016 National Reader’s Choice Award finalist, Liliana’s Letter, as well as her latest release, The Marquess and the Midwife. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
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It was a dreary grey day in London, as Ameline Dawes stepped from the coach that dropped her in front of the home of the Earl of Hackwell. There was nothing that could draw Ameline from her quiet cottage and obscure existence on the grounds of the Longview children’s home where she resided as teacher and midwife but a request made by her benefactress; the gracious and charitable Lady Hackwell. The latest express by Lord Hackwell advised that the time was soon at hand, as Lady Hackwell preferred Ameline attend her as midwife in the birthing of their child. The days so close to Christmas notwithstanding, here she was. Ameline owed everything she’d known these past three years to Lady Hackwell’s generosity, as not so long ago, she herself was in need of a mid-wife, alone and discharged from duty and with no husband, her life truly changed thanks to Annabelle Beauverde. Clasping the hands of her soon-to-be three year old twin daughters they made their way to the door. One step from being mortally wounded in the battle against Napoleon, although for the most part recovered from his wounds, the scars both hidden and visible, including the slight limp he tried to disguise, the hesitant to accept the title thrust upon him as new Marquess of Wallenford, Virgil Radcliffe stands at the door of his old commander Steven Beauverde. A new mission is at hand and Virgil is hoping the Major can help him find the only woman who could make this new life bearable.
The Marquess and the Midwife is a delightfully romantic love story. It takes you back to a time when the snobbiness of title, wealth, and aristocratic society ruled all, including love. Each in their own way, Ameline and Virgil bore the brunt of this society and suffered greatly. The storyline moved at an even pace. The characters were likable, even the few that were meant to be annoying. I found myself sighing, grumbling, and cheering throughout the story. Be assured, a happy ending awaits. This story is a treat!