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The Lady Most Likely
A Novel in Three Parts
Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife - so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife?
During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, the Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from...as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.
Determined to prove her worth as a budding archeologist, Genisse Braxton vows to solve one of the world's greatest mysteries - to find the location of the lost city of Zerzura. Unfortunately, no man dares take the risk of escorting the resolute young scholar across the open desert. But on her way to Egypt, Genisse engages in a daring deception - she will switch places with Mildred Whimpelhall, who is traveling to meet her fiancé....
Beautiful, bold, and brilliant Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society - and the only way she can join the all-male society is to disguise herself as a boy. After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement she is certain he will assist in her daring masquerade. No lady would ever come up with such a preposterous scheme, and no gentleman would accept . . . but fortunately for Avery, Giles is no gentleman.
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder plays a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she becomes a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roves high above London's black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap...where seduction may be her only way out.
While recovering at his uncle's estate from wounds sustained in the Sudan, Jack Cameron - a loyal Scottish captain in the British army - is haunted by the words of a dying officer: one of her majesty's Black Dragoons is aiding the slavers they were sent to suppress. But how will he uncover the traitor without sending the culprit to ground?
For as long as she can remember, beautiful Laurel deCourtney has loved Matthew Hughes and has always assumed the handsome landowner and consummate gentleman loves her in turn. But with her coming out now three years behind her, Laurel is starting to get a little anxious. Why hasn't Matthew proposed? What is he waiting for?
Entschlossen ihren Wert als angehende Archäologin unter Beweis zu stellen, gelobt Ginesse Braxton, das Rätsel um den Standort der verlorenen Stadt Zerzura zu lösen. Aber leider will niemand das Risiko eingehen, die junge Gelehrte durch die Wüste zu begleiten. Auf ihrem Weg nach Ägypten entscheidet Ginesse sich für eine waghalsige Täuschung - sie tauscht ihre Identität mit der von Mildred Whimpelhall, die unterwegs ist, um ihren Verlobten zu treffen.
Lady Catherine Sinclair ist zu allem bereit, um ihre Familie vor dem finanziellen Ruin zu bewahren. Dazu zählt auch, sich den begehrtesten Junggesellen der guten Gesellschaft als Ehemann zu angeln. Da es ihr jedoch an dem notwendigen praktischen Wissen dazu fehlt, macht sich Cat auf den Weg zu einem legendären Lebemann, um von ihm Hilfe zu erbitten.
Die schöne, intelligente und unerschrockene Avery träumt davon, ein Mitglied der Royal Astronomical Society zu werden. Doch der einzige Weg, in diese Männerdomäne vorzudringen, besteht darin, sich als Junge zu verkleiden. Nachdem sie Giles, Lord Strand geholfen hat, einer katastrophalen Verlobung zu entkommen, ist sie davon überzeugt, dass er sie bei ihrer gewagten Maskerade unterstützen wird.
Effervescent bon vivant Lucy Eastlake is a young operetta singer whose star is on the rise in Edwardian London. Though struggling to maintain her beloved great-aunts’ household, she holds fast to the belief that “things will work out.” Now, with the fiftieth anniversary of a siege her great-aunt Lavinia lived through approaching, it looks like Lucy is right, because a fortune is due to be divided among the survivors.
Lady Catherine "Cat" Sinclair must rescue her impoverished family by marrying a wealthy suitor. But there is one problem: she knows nothing of seduction. But Thomas Montrose - a rake who has long set the town ablaze with his passion - may be able to help. Can Cat persuade him to give her a few scandalous lessons? But he may get schooled....