LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian era historicals. Her novels have been described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice' and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'.
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If you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then dive right in! You'll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting.
'Quizzing glass and quill, into my sedan chair and away! The 1700s rock!'-- Lucinda
This second volume of previously unpublished letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family spans a twenty-year period, from the 1760s to the late 1780s, and includes extracts from the diaries of Antonia, Duchess of Kinross, and her younger son Lord Henri-Antoine Hesham. Also included are letters by the 5th Duke of Roxton, written in the final stages of his illness, and addressed to his youngest son Lord Henri-Antoine. The volume concludes with a letter by the latter’s wife, Lady Henri-Antoine Hesham, to her mother-in-law, the Duchess of Kinross, while abroad on her bridal trip. These letters complement the later chronology of the award-winning Roxton Family Saga: Dair Devil, Proud Mary, and Satyr’s Son. With a foreword by a late-Victorian descendant, Alice-Victoria, 10th Duchess of Roxton.
Letters and diary entries (41,000 words, about 164 standard pages, not including bonus material)Connecting Books
Henri-Antoine and Lisa’s Happily Ever After London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritence allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear.
Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.
Under startling circumstances, Henri-Antoine and Lisa meet. There is instant attraction. When they find themselves attending the same wedding in the country, Henri-Antoine offers Lisa a scandalous proposition, one she should refuse but yearns to accept. Following her heart could ruin them both.
A standalone romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Treat, ancestral home of the dukes of Roxton. SATYR’S SON will delight fans of the series with cameos by many beloved characters, while new readers will discover the myriad pleasures of the glittering aristocratic world of the Roxton family through the fresh eyes of newcomer Lisa Crisp.
SATYR’S SON is a Cinderella story with a heartwarming Happily Ever After.
A Georgian Historical Romance
The Roxtons are back! Romance. Drama. Intrigue. Family secrets. There’s never a dull moment for the 18th Century’s first family…
Widowed and destitute, Lady Mary Cavendish is left with only her pride. Daughter of an earl and great-granddaughter to a Stuart King, family expectation and obligation demands she remarry. But not just any man will do; her husband must rank among the nobility. Falling in love with her handsome and enigmatic neighbor is out of the question. As always, Mary will do her duty and ignore her heart.
Country squire Christopher Bryce has secretly loved his neighbor Mary for many years. Yet, he is resigned to the cruel reality they are not social equals and thus can never share a future together. Never mind that his scandalous past and a heartbreaking secret make him thoroughly unworthy of such a proud beauty.
Then into their lives steps a ghost from Mary’s past, whose outrageous behavior has Mary questioning her worldview, and Christopher acting upon his feelings, and for all to see. The mismatched couple begin to wonder if in fact love can prevail—that a happily ever after might just be possible if only they dare to follow their hearts.
Mary and Christopher’s story can be read as a standalone and fans of the series will delight in being reacquainted with the fascinating, always surprising and never ordinary members of the Roxton family.
A Companion To The Roxton Family Saga Books 1-3
Previously unpublished letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family, spanning 1743–1777, including extracts from the diaries of Antonia, 5th Duchess of Roxton and 7th Duchess of Kinross. Volume One complements the first three books of the award-winning Roxton Family Saga: Noble Satyr, Midnight Marriage, and Autumn Duchess. With a foreword by a late-Victorian descendant, Alice-Victoria, 10th Duchess of Roxton.
A Georgian Historical Mystery
Autumn 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey has been elevated to a marquessate he doesn't want and Polite Society believes he doesn't deserve. And with the suspicion he murdered his brother still lingering in London drawing rooms, returning to London after seven months in seclusion might well be a mistake. So when a nobody vicar drops dead beside him at a party-political dinner, and his rabble-rousing uncle Plantagenet is bashed and left for dead in a laneway, Alec’s foreboding deepens. Uncovering the vicar's true identity, Alec suspects the man was poisoned. But who would want a seemingly harmless man of God murdered, and why?
Lucinda Brant’s Alec Halsey mysteries explore the darker side of her deliciously romantic 18th century world. Along with trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier characters that will have you shuddering and laughing in equal measure!
Jane and Salt: Four years of Happily Ever After
Sir Antony Templestowe: Four years of Exile
Lady Caroline: Four years of Heartache
Diana St. John: Four years plotting Revenge
The time has come...
How does a brother cope with life knowing his sister is a murderess?
How can a nobleman have the life he has always wanted when a lurking evil consumes his thoughts and haunts his dreams?
What will it take for good to triumph over evil?
Love Historical Romance? The Jewels of Historical Romance have created a sparkling collection just for you!
Have you ever longed to ask your favorite author which of her scenes she loves best? Twelve internationally bestselling, award-winning historical romance authors, all Jewels, have selected their favorite scenes to share with you in this special volume.
Each gem-sized scene is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night. From the glittering ballrooms of the Regency to the majesty of Medieval castles, sample the sparkling best from the Jewels of Historical Romance!
Appearances can deceive.
A dashing and rugged façade hides the vulnerable man within.
He will gamble with his life, but never his heart.
Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility hides conviction.
She will risk everything for love.
One fateful night they collide.
The attraction is immediate, the consequences profound…
London and Hampshire, 1777: The story of Alisdair ‘Dair’ Fitzstuart—nobleman, ex-soldier, and rogue, and Aurora ‘Rory’ Talbot—spinster, pineapple fancier, and granddaughter of England’s Spymaster General, and how they fall in love.
Standalone fourth book in the acclaimed ROXTON family saga
A beautiful duchess mourns for her beloved.
A sun-bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthright.
Disparate souls in need of love and renewal.
Paths cross and the journey begins...
Set in Hampshire England in 1777, AUTUMN DUCHESS tells the story of Antonia, heroine of NOBLE SATYR, and how she emerges from utter despair after the death of her husband and soul mate the Duke of Roxton to unexpectedly find love again. - Georgian Time Period
Stand-Alone Sequel to award-winning Noble Satyr
Twelve-year-old Deborah is married off at midnight to sixteen-year-old Julian, the handsome but volatile heir to the Roxton Dukedom, who then disappears from her life. Nine years later, Julian returns incognito to consummate his marriage before Deborah is seduced into bigamous wedlock with his nemesis half-brother. Can the handsome stranger with whom Deb falls in love be one and the same as the nobleman Polite Society has branded a rakehell? Will Deborah forgive Julian's cruel deception? Can their marriage survive beyond seduction?
Lucinda Brant's books are absolutely wonderful. She brings the Georgian era to life as no one else can! —Cynthia Wright, New York Times bestselling author
Prequel to the Roxton Family Saga: Renard and Antonia’s Happily Ever After.
1740s France and England—the age of hedonism and enlightenment.
Renard, Duke of Roxton, head of an ancient noble family, is wealthy beyond measure. Arrogant, and self assured, this noble satyr is renowned throughout Europe as the consummate lover of other men’s wives, but Roxton’s heart remains his own.
Beautiful, optimistic, and headstrong, Antonia Moran is determined to flee the Court of Versailles and escape the lascivious attentions of the predatory Comte de Salvan.
Antonia orchestrates her escape with the unwitting assistance of the Duke of Roxton, a man she has been warned against as too dangerous for her to know. Roxton is an unlikely savior—arrogant, promiscuous, and sinister. Antonia's unquestioning belief in him may just be his salvation, and her undoing.
A classic Beauty and the Beast tale, this award-winning historical is a homage to Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades.
It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. The dead man's mother is convinced her son was murdered and wants Alec to prove it. Hoping to learn more about the suspect duel, Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother's engagement. The house guests get more than they bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be attacked, and a guest is found shot dead. Alec's investigations uncover a connection between these sinister acts, his brother's duel, and the wrongful hanging of a master apothecary. Alec must also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society. If you love Sebastian St. Cyr and Julian Kestrel novels then you'll love this "crimance" (crime with lashings of romance).
When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire’s daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast. But Jane and Salt share a secret past of heartache and mistrust. They are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man’s wish; Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Beautiful inside and out, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing. Enter Diana St. John, who has been living in a fool’s paradise believing she would be the next Countess of Salt Hendon. She will go to extreme lengths, even murder, to hold Salt’s attention. Can the newlyweds overcome past prejudices and sinister opposition to fall in love all over again?
Style: Classic romance with a modern voice, similar to Regency noirConnecting Books
Many readers enjoy Lucinda Brant's books as part of a wider series since her characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world with people and events cross-referenced throughout.