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Publisher Description

Love in the Afternoon continues the Hathaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas.

As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted…and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man—just to avoid spinsterhood?

Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul—and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep…and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love—and a passion that can't be denied…

June 29
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

CrownPrincess ,

Awesome book!

I couldn't put this book down! Great writing from Ms. Kleypas. You won't be sorry you bought this.

PunyIAm ,


I read the series. I definitely enjoyed. Three reasons I loved this series: 1) Miss Kleybas marries the heroine and hero before
the end of the book; 2) The Family is just plain lovable;
3) Danger/mystery is part of the plot! Clapping my hands!
The one reason I hated the series is that it ended!

Armik B ,

Love in the Afternoon

Good book I love this series I love all of Lisa's books hard to put down.

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