Frances Allard's story
Miss Martin?s School for Girls
On Sale: January 24, 2010
Featuring: Lucius Marshall; Frances Allard
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh
returns to the seductive world she knows so well–Regency
England–in a new novel filled with her trademark wit,
sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. With this, the
first in a dazzling new quartet of novels, Balogh invites
us into a special world–a select academy for young ladies–
world of innocence and temptation. Drawing us into the
lives of four women, teachers at Miss Martin’s School for
Girls, Balogh introduces this novel’s marvelous heroine:
music teacher Frances Allard–and the man who seduces her
with a passion no woman could possibly forget.…
They meet in a ferocious snowstorm. She is a young teacher
with a secret past. He is the cool, black-caped stranger
who unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Between these two
unlikely strangers, desire is instantaneous…and utterly
impossible to resist. Stranded together in a rustic
inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and
Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable
passion. But Frances knows her place–and it is far from
privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin
her teaching position at Miss Martin’s School in Bath,
Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night–
the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and
But Frances cannot hide forever. And when fate once again
throws them together, Lucius refuses to take no for an
answer. If Frances will not be his wife, he will make her
his mistress. So begins an odyssey fraught with intrigue,
one that defies propriety and shocks the straitlaced ton.
For Lucius’s passionate, single-minded pursuit is about to
force Frances to give up all her secrets–except one–to win
the heart of the man she already loves.
Once again this incomparable storyteller captures a time
and a place like no other. And in Lucius and Frances, Mary
Balogh gives us her most unlikely lovers yet–a nobleman in
search of the perfect wife and an unconventional woman
willing to risk everything for an unforgettable love.
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