The new ebook edition of Midsummer Eve at Rookery End(The Complete Collection) is available now with a gorgeous new cover designed by Sheyna Watkins
For the first time all the Midsummer Eve at Rookery End short stories come together in this edition. It features an updated foreword, a prequel story (The Virtuous Courtesan) which appeared in the Brief Encounters anthology, the three original tales and a brand new story - Love's Thorne. It also includes a preview of The Cinderella Debutante.
Eve is the traditional time for love divination, when gentlemen and
ladies can hope to meet their true love. Lord and Lady Allingham hold a
lavish ball every year at their country estate, Rookery End, to
celebrate this ancient custom. These five little tales of love and
passion take place in this romantic setting in Regency England.
Here's more on each story in the order they appear...
The Virtuous Courtesan - A valuable portrait sparks a series of events that culminate in Lord and Lady Allingham's extraordinary first meeting.
- Following her disagreeable aunt's demise, Deborah King attends the
midsummer ball where she encounters Sir Benedict Catesby. Can Deborah
and Sir Benedict overcome past bitterness and let love triumph second
Blue Figured Silk - The handsome Marquess of
Shaftesbury is renowned as a rake and a gambler. When the Marquess
arranges an assignation with an attractive widow in the garden, his
encounter does not turn out as he expected...
A Scandal at Midnight
- Young governess Verity Brook accompanies Miss Amelia Gardiner to
Rookery End and receives a shocking letter. Verity must act to avoid a
scandal, but the only person she can turn to is the arrogant Sir Tristan
Millforte - the nonpareil Amelia is to marry.
Love's Thorne - A wily valet lends a helping hand when Captain Simon Russell's future happiness is at stake.
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