The Roxton Family Saga is unsurpassed Georgian romance —Cheryl Bolen, NY Times bestselling author
Roxton Family Saga Book 3: Dair and Rory’s Happily Ever After
1770s London and Hampshire.
Alisdair ‘Dair’ Fitzstuart, hero of the American Revolutionary war and heir to an earldom, known by all as a self-centered womanizing rogue. But his dashing and rugged façade hides a vulnerable man with a traumatic past. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart, which remains his own.
Aurora ‘Rory’ Talbot, is a spinster and pineapple fancier who lives on the periphery of Polite Society. An observer but never observed, her fragile beauty hides conviction and a keen intelligence. Ever optimistic, she will not be defined by disability.
One fateful night Dair and Rory collide—the attraction is immediate, the consequences profound. Both will risk everything for love.
Romance. Drama. Intrigue. Family secrets. There’s never a dull moment for the 18th Century’s first family.
RONE Award Winner: Best Historical Novel (Post Medieval), Chatelaine Award First in Category Winner: Outstanding Works in Romantic Fiction, The Chatelaine Book Awards for Romantic Fiction: Official Finalist, and B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree.
Character-driven romantic adventure
Non-explicit, mild sensuality
Story length 148,000 words (not including bonus material)
The Roxton Family comes to life in audiobook, featuring the irresistible "smooth as melted chocolate" voice of award-winning, RADA-trained British actor Alex Wyndham
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. Should you wish to read each series in chronological order, here is the sequence:
Roxton Family Saga
1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia)
1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb)
1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon)
1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory)
1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher)
1780s SATYR’S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa)
Salt Hendon Series
1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane)
1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline)
SALT HENDON COLLECTION — boxed set with bonus novella SALT ANGEL
Alec Halsey Mysteries
Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem)
Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda)
Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad)
Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Evil lurks in Edinburgh) In progress
Customer ReviewsSee All
A Spin off from the Roxton Family Saga
Lucinda Brant always has interesting plots, creative, strong characters, and events often based in true history. I like that she weaves her stories around the characters of one book, but also in her own subtle way, introduces characters who will show up later, so she sets the stage well, and leaves the door open to adding more layers to her series.
In the audio versions for this series, Alex Wyndham is shown to be a master of narration bringing the different characters to life through his ability to create varied, yet believable, voices/accents for each character. You can really get a feel for the character since he seems to have the ability to allow their personalities to shine through as well.
My favorite characters from this book, were Dair, who is one of the new characters, vaguely mentioned in "Autumn Duchess". Rory, the intellectual equal of many a man, and of course, Antonia, the Duchess of Roxton from book one. Their were many memorable/enjoyable moments in the story, both happy, and sad, that I really can't easily discuss them without giving away the entire story, which I do not wish to do..... Their was one incident at the beginning of the story, where a group of young men, all friends of course, climbed in through a window of a studio in nothing but loin cloths and chased a group of dancers around the room pretending to scare them, so their buddy could come in and save the day which would win him the heart of his desired one. It was quite funny as It sounds so much like something a group of young fellows would devise, without putting much thought into any subsequent consequences, to help on of the friends look to be the hero to win a ladies heart. Didn't quite turn out as planned though, and caused some embarrassing moments for those involved, but was still very amusing. I would most definitely recommend "Dair Devil" to all of my friends to read, but I'd suggest they do so after either reading or listening to the previous 3 in this series. If you haven’t already listened to the audio versions of these book, or read the books of the series, I’d say you are really missing out. The only things about the book I didn’t like, was the ending… It’s somewhat of a cliff hanger I think, and I tend to be impatient… LOL
Dair and Rory are by far my favorite characters of Lucinda! (& since I love all her books so far that's saying a lot!)
They are both the epitome of perfectly flawed. Their story is one I read over and over again, and will continue to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to discover this couple!