The Regency novels of Patricia Veryan have established her as a “worthy successor to Georgette Heyer at her very best,” says The Chattanooga Times–a writer whose warmth, style, and storytelling magic are unsurpassed. Publisher's Weekly called her novel, Some Brief Folly, “an infectious entertaining tale of bygone days.” Now, in Married Past Redemption, Ms. Veryan carries on this splendid tradition with the story of lovely Lisette Van Lindsay.
When the established Van Lindsay family is threatened with financial collapse, a mariage de convenance is arranged for Lisette with the seemingly cold and brusque Justin Strand, a man who has great wealth, but whose family background is less than admirable. A dutiful daughter, Lisette agrees to wed the cold-hearted Strand, but not without many tears and regrets. After the marriage, one of her past suitors, the charming James Garvey, continues to pursue her. Garvey's interest in her, combined with the interference of the gossiping London society, sets in motion a train of events that keeps the newly wedded couple at odds and nearly causes a profound tragedy…
by Patricia Veryan
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