Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and-with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation-the four young ladies become her 'nieces,' neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!
It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice's dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient-and discovers an impostor running his household . . .
A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents-but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves . . .
'The Autumn Bride is a delight to read. It's escapist fun, yes, but it's also firmly on the side of women and the ties that bind them.'�Bookthingo.com
'Lovers of the historical romance genre will devour [this book] ... This classic Regency plot will enthrall.' Bendigo Advertiser
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Gracie (His Captive Lady) charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series. Orphaned governess Abigail Chantry receives the astonishing news that her younger sister, Jane, has been abducted and is captive in a brothel. Abby rescues Jane with the assistance of housemaid Daisy and fellow captive Damaris; the four bond together but struggle to make ends meet. Desperate, Abby breaks into a house and meets ailing, charming Lady Beatrice Davenham, who has nothing worth stealing but could use some company. She takes in the four Chance sisters as her purported nieces, but the deception falters upon the return from overseas of her handsome nephew, Max. Abby s warmth and caring nature shine from the first moment, and Max s dedication to his family and friends make him worthy of her love. Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed.
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Love This Book
I was looking for a random book to read when I found this and immediately I was hooked! I love the characters and the idea of helping the elderly. The romance that evolves between Abby and Max is exciting. All together this book will have you on the edge of your seat!
The Winter Bride
Fantastic; I just love the stories of the Chance sisters each book keeps you completely satisfied. Thank you so much Anne Gracie.
Such a pretty clever romance
This story is interesting and the characters are so remarkable. The number of unexpected laughs make this book unique in its genre. I've already read it 3 times. Thank you Anne.