Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke at seven and thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help When Frederica Merriville bri


Twenty five year old Venetia Lanyon s beauty is rivaled only by her sensibility Intelligent and independent, her future seems safe and predictable Lovely Venetia despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams but is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount


To Arabella Tallant, the eldest daughter of a penniless country clergyman, the invitation to stay with her London godmother was like the key to heaven, for in addition to living in the glamorous city, Arabella might even find a suitable husband there Armed with beauty, virtue and a benevolent godmo


When the news went out that Sylvester Rayne, the elegant, impeccable Duke of Salford, was seeking a wife, all England was aflutter Lord Sylvester is a polished bachelor who has stringent requirements for his future wife she must be well born, intelligent, elegant and attractive And of course sh