Who is Rose Pearson?
Rose has read her way through countless romances over the years, “borrowing” them from her older sisters, and hiding them from her mother (Mom didn't like the sexy book covers!)
She has a special love for Regency romances and when she began writing, the Regency period was a natural place to start. The ton, the wealthy families, the Season, the dilemmas, and yes, the marriages, have always fascinated her. She loves a happy ever after! Now she is happy to bring this passion to her stories and share it with her readers.
On a personal note, Rose lives in New Jersey, is married, and has a terrier that barks too much. She enjoys taking him for walks to tire him out!
Lord John Royston knows about loss.
Although he was one of the richest men in the country, even all the money in the world couldn’t save his wife and first child from passing.
Even a year later, the effects of tragedy linger through the halls and empty rooms of his estate.
Wealth, though, brings an opportunity for special remedies, and out of desperation, Lord Royston’s sister arranges for a special guest from an orphanage to hopefully bring light and laughter into the Duke’s life once again for a short time.
If only the Duke was more receptive to the possibility of joy still.
Now Laura Smith finds herself chaperoning Eloise, a delightful young orphan from the house she herself was raised, for a temporary visit to the opulent but mirthless estate of Lord Royston.
As it turns out, maybe Eloise is not the only person the Duke might need to heal.
No stranger to loss herself, Laura might be the only person who can mend the Duke and help him discover love and laughter once again.
Although she never thought of herself as one of the lucky ones, Caroline Devonshire’s life could have been in a much dire state than it was at the age of 18.
Orphaned when young, her older brother managed to secure her a home under the watchful eye of the widowed tavern owner, Mrs. Beeson, before setting off for war in France. And while her brother’s absence would prove to be a trial, Caroline managed to survive and thrive in her less than ideal surroundings.
Although she tries to keep foolish dreams in check, Caroline secretly hopes to live an adventurous life beyond the Smithfield Market, beyond London, and even beyond England. That is, until her brother, Peter, finally returns home for good and shows himself to have become the type of rogue that a life of adventure can breed.
Worse still is Peter’s companion, a certain Lord Timothy Brandeis, who though cherishing a strong and special bond with Caroline’s brother through the war, is also partially responsible for her brother’s current standing as a scoundrel and a rogue.
Even though this handsome and charming man proves to be little better than the louts Caroline deals with every day, she finds it hard to not look his way in a manner that doesn’t escape the eyes of Ms. Beeson.
Things become even more complex when Lord Bradeis’ duties as the second son of a Marquis force him to make an appearance at his family home and Caroline is shocked to find that this roguish Lord has a rather adventurous request to make of her.
Soon she’ll need to collect all her wits to manage in a realm her active imagination had never dared to take her: the world of le bon ton in Regency Era England.
Elsbeth Blakely: An orphan who craves independence
Viscount Andrew Radford: A notorious rogue used to getting what he wants
A clash of wills – who will win?
The world always ignored Elsbeth Blakely, given that she was just another young orphan at the Smithfield House for Girls. She was never a part of the bustling world of London Smithfield Market, cooped up inside the great house with no freedom of her own.
However, life suddenly takes a turn for the worse when Elsbeth meets Viscount Andrew Radford. A notorious carousing rogue, Lord Radford sets his sights on Elsbeth to be his latest object of affection, expecting that she will simply fall into his arms as every other lady has.
But Elsbeth is determined to have her independence. Despite being forced into working at the Radford estate, Elsbeth stands up to the young viscount, finding him determined to get what he wants from her.
But, underneath it all, is Lord Radford really the scoundrel that he seems?
When news of Elsbeth’s real family comes to light, Elsbeth finds her whole world turned upside down, with only Lord Radford able to help. One thing is for certain, however, Elsbeth Blakely is not who she seems either.
Welcome to the world of the Smithfield Market in Regency Era London, a new standalone series by Rose Pearson.
The Reluctant Marquess - The Duke's Daughters Prequel
Marquess Hugh Seaworth is far too busy enjoying himself in London to think about matrimony. Despite being next in line to a Dukedom, Hugh wants to get as much enjoyment out of life as he can before he is forced to settle down.
However, his father, the current Duke of Westbrook, has other plans.
When an unknown young lady steps out of the carriage and into his life, Hugh is forced to reconsider his plans for London. Miss Marjory Newton, daughter of Viscount Harrington, apparently needs a husband and Hugh finds himself encumbered with that responsibility.
Having no choice but to help Miss Newton, Hugh quickly presents her to a few suitable gentlemen, only to realize that matters such as matrimony take longer than just a few hasty introductions. The more he becomes involved with Miss Newton, the more he discovers that it is not only his mind that is caught up with her – it is his heart.
Miss Newton, however, shows no inclination towards him and, when one of her suitors proposes, Hugh finds himself caught between his duty and his heart. Which one will win out in the end?
Can the love of a good woman change a man?
“The Reluctant Marquess” is a work of historical romance fiction. It is a prequel to the series, The Duke's Daughters, and is the final book of the series. It is a standalone romance set in Regency era London involving the Duke of Westbrook as a young man. Every book is a guaranteed HEA and there are no cliffhangers.
Book 4 of Rose Pearson’s series of Standalone Regency Romance Stories, The Duke's Daughters.
The youngest daughter of the Duke of Westbrook, Harmonia Seaworth is gentle, beautiful and sweet.
She has never expected her life to be anything but ordinary and, as the last daughter left at Seaworth Manor, had thought it would consist of nothing more than caring for her ailing father and watching her sisters' children grow.
Surely she wouldn’t be expected to find a husband before her father’s passing as well.
But it seems her father’s dying wish to see his daughters married well before he passes extended to her too. Only, left on her own, she isn’t exactly the type to foster a social life helpful in finding a suitable husband.
As always, her father, the Duke, is more than ready to see to things himself. Equally as common, as it seems for the Seaworth sisters, is that just as she relents to settle for the quickest and easiest match, the least likely suitor comes her way to make her feel things she never thought she could.
Now, pursued by Luke Seaworth, a distant cousin, Harmonia finds herself inadvertently falling into the arms of Philip Marshal, the newly-instated Earl of Swansea.
But can she trust Philip?
Or is all that she has been told about him true? And what about her father's wish to see her wed to Luke?
Could he really be as terrible as Philip says he is, or is Philip the real rake, out to take advantage of her and the possible passing of her wealthy dying father?
“In the Arms of an Earl” is the 4th book in the Duke’s Daughter’s series. Each book is its own historical romance story with its own HEA and no cliffhangers. Read them all to see how each of the sisters find love in their own way.
Introducing “My Restless Earl” - The Second Standalone story in the Duke’s Daughter’s Series
Jessica Seaworth is the impulsive, playful and free-spirited daughter of the Duke. If she had her way, the free life she has lived at her father's country estate in Westbrook would be all she would ever know.
But with her father confessing he is not long for the world and declaring his wishes that he see his daughters all be wed, Jessica must reevaluate her future.
Now with Jessica's serious older sister Amelia wed, Jessica is left with the pressure to be next. She hates the thought of marriage though, and worse still is the man everyone seems to be pushing her towards.
George Eccles is the last man she wants to marry, and Jessica is determined to make him hate her. As usual though, fate makes other plans, and as hard as she tries, love creeps its way into both their hearts.
But a personality and military life like George’s easily serves in the making of enemies, and with Jessica in possession of a tempestuous mind herself, along with being the daughter of one of the wealthiest Dukes in England, there is little chance their union won’t be without more than the usual difficulties.
A story of unexpected love against all odds in the world of Regency era England. “My Restless Earl” is the second book of the Duke’s Daughters Series by Rose Pearson. Each book can be treated as its own standalone romance story, and cliffhanger endings are always strictly avoided.
Introducing “A Rogue for a Lady” - The First Standalone story in the Duke’s Daughter’s Series
Lady Amelia – pressed by her father to marry soon
Lord Northfell – a handsome suitor with deep secrets in his past
Can they overcome his secrets and find love together?
Amelia Seaworth, eldest daughter of the Duke of Westbrook, has always been the responsible one, always caring for her sisters and for their father since their mother passed away some years ago.
When her father confides in her that he is not altogether well and, therefore, wishes each of his daughters to marry very soon, Amelia responds with her usual gravitas, knowing she must be the first one to find herself a suitable husband.
Unfortunately, the one man Amelia finds herself drawn to, while dashingly handsome, is also arrogant and distant with a seemingly less than perfect reputation. However, no matter how hard she tries, she simply cannot stop her growing affections for Lord Northfell, even though he constantly confuses her. And somehow she cannot help the feeling that he is keeping something from her.
Love grows yet whispered secrets threaten to separate them. A scheming cousin, blackmail and family responsibilities push Amelia into a spiral of confusion and a sense of betrayal. When all is finally revealed, she must decide what to do with the man who holds her heart – and choose whether love can forget the sins and mistakes of the past.
Will Arthur and Amelia overcome their initial differences and reach out to help each other? Or will their similarly-proud natures lead them to ruin? A story of conflict, courage and passion set in the ultra-sophisticated and unpredictable world of Regency London.
“A Rogue for a Lady” is a work of historical romance fiction. It is the first book of a series of standalone romances set in Regency era London involving the Duke of Seaworth’s daughters. Every book is a guaranteed HEA and there are no cliffhangers.