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Publisher's Summary

Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago. A massive mistake. The sort of mistake that can never be atoned for.

He knows himself to be irredeemable, but the captivating and unconventional Miss Merryweather is determined to prove him wrong.

The daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman, Miss Merryweather had an unusual upbringing. She sees things no one else sees - and she says things no one else says.

Sir Barnaby knows he’s the villain in this piece, but Miss Merryweather thinks he’s the hero - and she is damnably hard to resist....

Sensuality level: A hot regency romance with steamy love scenes.

Q & A with the author:

Why did you write this book? 

When I finished writing Unmasking Miss Appleby (the first book in the Baleful Godmother series) I was surprised by how sorry I felt for Sir Barnaby. He’d made a dreadful mistake and ruined the most important friendship in his life. I felt Barnaby deserved a chance to redeem himself, and I also felt that he and Marcus (the hero of Unmasking Miss Appleby) needed to be friends again if they were to be truly happy.

How would you describe this book?

It's a novella about friendship, forgiveness, and falling in love. There’s also a little science, and some magic. Although it’s a companion novella to Unmasking Miss Appleby, it can be read as a standalone.

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

What order should I read the series in?

Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.

The ideal reading order would be:

The Fey Quartet (series prequel)

  • Maythorn's Wish
  • Hazel's Promise
  • Ivy's Choice
  • Larkspur's Quest 

The Baleful Godmother series

  • Unmasking Miss Appleby
  • Resisting Miss Merryweather
  • Trusting Miss Trentham
  • Claiming Mister Kemp
  • Ruining Miss Wrotham
  • Discovering Miss Dalrymple

Plus more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.

Happy listening!

©2016 Emily Larkin (P)2019 Emily Larkin

Critic Reviews

“A charming, romantic novella that shows how magical life can be with the right person at your side.” (Sara - All About Romance)

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  • Mair
  • 10-07-2019

Enjoyable, quick, well narrated.

I like this book a lot, but I expected to love it. My fault. I purchased this quickly based on the author (and the narrator) and didn’t even pay attention to the fact it’s a novella, so my expectations were probably too high. Had I not read the first Baleful Godmother series book (“Unmasking Miss Appleby”) I probably would have loved it, but it didn’t live up to my (unreasonable?) expectations. It’s an entertaining romantic tale (yes, with some heat) but I was looking forward to the conflict/resolution, tension and more complex plot found in the first book. Again, my fault. It’s hard to fit all that into 3 hrs and 49 minutes. We do get a nice HEA ending here but I was still surprised when this book finished before I expected it to (plot wise), thank goodness though, no cliffhanger ending either. In very broad strokes, it’s about a romance between Merry and Barnaby, about the rebuilding of Marcus and Barnaby’s friendship, and about the gift that Merry will receive on her 25th birthday. It is nice to see characters from the first book play large roles here, as well. Rosalyn Landon does her usual stellar job with the narration: excellent variation in character voices, as well as great pitch, tone, and expression. I’m sure I’ll listen again. I know I will buy the next one in the series (if/when it’s written and recorded).

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  • AmazonianCat
  • 09-01-2020

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in love with this series. I was unsure about book 1, which I liked a lot but was not sure about the magic. However I reread book 1 and immediately followed up with this one. Have to say I like them more and more. Onward to book 3. Please keep the incredible Rosalyn Landor!

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  • cathy
  • 25-10-2020

I've found a new author!

I loved the story and the narration. The characters are distinct from one another. There is language and sex, both in context and both appropriate. I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates erotica, fantasy, and romance.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 18-04-2020

story was very simple

really enjoyed the first book, this was lovely but uninteresting - a lot of people rate Rosalyn as a narrator I'm not one of them. I felt it could have. Been read with more emotion. however it is nice not to have too much emotional angst in some of these books.

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