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Danby Stories

Danby Stories

Summons from the Duke of Danby

Re-released classics originally found in: A Summons From Yorkshire (out of print), A Summons From the Castle (out of print) and A Summons From His Grace (out of print)

Ava Stone’s A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS SUMMONS
Julie Johnstone’s GIFT OF SEDUCTION
Aileen Fish’s THE VISCOUNT’S SWEET TEMPTATION
Jane Charles’s COMPROMISED FOR CHRISTMAS
Suzie Grant’s A CARIBBEAN JEWEL FOR CHRISTMAS

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The Redemption of a Dissolute Earl (A Danby Family Novella)

The day Andrew Whitton, Earl of Hardwick chooses his fortune over the woman he loves, Drew discovers that money makes for a cold bed partner. Now, no matter how far he runs, the memory of his betrayal haunts him, and there’s not enough liquor to dull the past or diminish his disgust. Charlotte Milne trusted in happily ever after until her knight turned out to be wearing rusty armor. Drew, the scoundrel, seduced her, though she very much enjoyed the seduction by the man she’s loved since childhood. Left scandalously ruined, Char flees her home intent upon forgetting Drew and proving her worth. Separated by disloyalty and pain, each struggle to bury the memories of the other until a mandatory summons from the Duke of Danby sets them on a path of collision to Danby Castle. With the tides of irrevocable change rising, Drew must find a way to show Char that even the most selfish of rakes can be redeemed by love before the woman of his heart becomes the wife of another.

*This novella is an expanded version of Gift of Seduction which appeared in A Summons From Yorkshire (Regency Christmas Collection 1)

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Season for Surrender (A Danby Family Novella)

Lillian Lancaster would rather catch the plague than a husband. Unfortunately, her abusive, recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the guilt-ridden, marriage-averse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only.

Edgeworth feels responsible for his former betrothed’s death and believes he doesn’t deserve love, which makes Lillian’s proposal oddly perfect. Commanded by his grandfather to immediately marry or become penniless, the obviously perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him.

When Lillian displays a brave and true heart and Edgeworth reveals his honorable, protective side maintaining a marriage of convenience becomes harder than these two wounded souls imagined. Now, Lillian and Edgeworth must decide if they are courageous enough to risk their hearts and surrender to love.

*This novella first appeared in A Gentlemen’s Pact (Regency Christmas Pact) 1

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