The ton, Lady Olivia Fraser quickly learns, is harsher to those that deserve it least.
With her marriage prospects looking bleak after her betrothed left her on their wedding day, she has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood. Until the day her father announces she is to marry a Duke. And not just any Duke…
With a facial deformity and a proverbial curse looming over his family, Vincent Price, Duke of Kingham, is notorious for being as cold as the castle he isolates himself in. Left to handle his late father’s debts, marrying a rich heiress seems to be the only option. Until the day he meets Lady Olivia.
As Olivia takes it upon herself to transform the dreary castle, her smiles thaw the ice around Vincent’s heart.
When Olivia falls mysteriously ill, Vincent is certain the perpetrator is not the Kingham curse but one of flesh and blood. His worst nightmare becomes reality when, still sick, Olivia disappears. And his only clue to her whereabouts is a trail of torn clothes and broken jewelry…
*If you like powerful Dukes, loving Duchesses and a marvelous depiction of the majestic Regency and Victorian era, then An Unusual Bride for the Beastly Duke is the novel for you.
Emma Linfield’s 27th book is a historical Regency romance novel of 80,000 words (around 400 pages). No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a sweet happily ever after.