Publisher Description

One of the 20 Most Romantic Books Ever, According to BookBub Members
Inspired by real events, a secretly arranged marriage establishes a dynasty.

After years in exile, Julian returns to claim a bride he doesn’t know. To his delight, he discovers she is everything he’d hoped for. Unaware they are already married, Deb is content with her independent life. Julian’s challenge is to have her accept him on his merit, even though she has no choice at all. The future of the Roxton dukedom depends upon it.

Set in the opulent world of the Georgian aristocracy, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style—heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after.


Lucinda Brant’s sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance —Cheryl Bolen, New York Times bestselling author

You will once again be reminded why Lucinda Brant’s books are such a treasure. —SWurman, Night Owl Reviews 5 STAR TOP PICK

The energy starts on page one and never lets up. Twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning pages. Highly recommended! — Fiona Ingram, Readers’ Favorite 5 STAR MEDAL WINNER

Lucinda Brant fully immerses the reader in the world of Georgian England, keeping you turning pages, or listening late into the night as the case may be. For those historical romance fans who have been gobsmacked by Nicholas Boulton (as a narrator), I am thrilled to report that Alex Wyndham is every bit as good. His narrative voice is deep and lovely. I unreservedly recommend that you listen to Midnight Marriage.—Lady Wesley, Romantic Historical Reviews audiobook review

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Readers’ Favorite Audiobook Silver Medal Winner
Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist

September 18
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Unka Charles ,

Excellent Writing!

Kudos to Ms. Brant for writing another wonderful story about the Roxton family. Intriguing plot, excellent characterization, historical excellence! I'm on to book 3. I read a host of historical romance writers' works. After reading two of Ms. Brant's novels, she is now one of my favorites. Thank you!

Debbie :) yup that's me ,

Would not recommend

I liked the idea of the book but the characters' moods and thoughts didn't make sense. Something was off throughout the whole book. It felt unfinished. Too much going on. I liked the idea but was sorely disappointed.

Sequoia Union ,


it’s the only book that gives me undulated satisfaction

This book is unique. I can go to any section and be happy with it.
It’s a cleverly written.

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