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Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen


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Also by Shana Galen:

Bachelors Of Bond Street, October 2019
A Duke A Dozen, September 2019
The Claiming Of The Shrew, April 2019
To Tempt a Rebel, March 2019
Taken By the Rake, February 2019
To Ruin A Gentleman, January 2019
Unmask Me If You Can, November 2018
Mrs. Brodie's Academy For Exceptional Young Ladies, September 2018
An Affair with a Spare, July 2018
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No Earls Allowed, March 2018
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The Desires of A Duke, December 2017
Third Son's a Charm, November 2017
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Traitor in Her Arms, September 2017
I Kissed a Rogue, March 2016
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A Gentleman for All Seasons, November 2015
The Spy Beneath the Mistletoe, November 2015
A Grosvenor Square Christmas, October 2015
Christmas in Duke Street, October 2015
The Rogue You Know, September 2015
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Dancing in the Duke's Arms, July 2015
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While You Were Spying, April 2015
Earls Just Want To Have Fun, February 2015
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All I Want for Christmas is Blue, December 2014
Christmas in the Duke's Arms, October 2014
Love And Let Spy, August 2014
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The Pirate takes a Bride, May 2014
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Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend, March 2014
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True Spies, September 2013
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If You Give A Rake A Ruby, March 2013
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When You Give A Duke A Diamond, September 2012
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The Rogue Pirate's Bride, February 2012
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Lord and Lady Spy, September 2011
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The Making of a Gentleman, October 2010
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The Making Of A Duchess, June 2010
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Blackthorne's Bride, November 2007
Good Groom Hunting, February 2007
No Man's Bride, September 2006
Pride and Petticoats, January 2006
When Dashing Met Danger, April 2005

Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend
Shana Galen

Jewels of the Ton #3
Sourcebooks Casablanca
March 2014
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Featuring: Andrew, Lord Darlington; Lily Dawson
ISBN: 140226979X
EAN: 9781402269790
Kindle: B00FG9GUHC
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Romance Historical

She Wants Him...
She Wants Him Not...

Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm by the Prince Regent himself, plays the role of the courtesan flawlessly while her real purpose is spying in the service of the Crown. Her mission now is to seduce a duke to test his true loyalties. She'll do it, even though the man she really wants is Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington—the duke's son.

Andrew is furious when he finds himself rivaling his father for Lily's attention. When he uncovers Lily's mission, Andrew is faced with impossible choices. It seems he is destined to betray either his family, his country, or the longings of his own heart...

Jewels of the Ton


46 comments posted.

Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend

I love when secondary characters get their own books. Well...some secondary
characters! I haven't read any of your books yet but I'm about to go over to
Goodreads and find some :)!
(Kalynn Dresser 4:41pm March 1, 2014)

I love historicals and SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND sounds like a great read!
Kelly Powell 5:22pm March 2, 2014)

Dying to read this book!
Mary Jurgielski 12:08pm March 6, 2014)

yeah, in vampire academy i really did not like Dimitri and i
would have loved to see Adrian in his place. And in the tv
series Lost girl i love Kenzy that is the human friend of
the protagonist Bo more than i liked Bo, and this last
series made me also cry.
I totally understand the feeling
Will be amazing to win this book, thank you for posting this
Sarah Hansrote 3:31am March 6, 2014)

I do enjoy it when secondary characters get their own book. That's one reason why I like to read books in a series. I have been looking forward to Lily's book!
Cheryl Castings 7:01am March 6, 2014)

i love the historical romances i have been wasnting to read
this book sounds really good
Denise Smith 7:07am March 6, 2014)

I enjoy reading historicals and yours are always a treat...
Thanks for the contest!
Linda Townsend 8:10am March 6, 2014)

Love the cover and historical romances are my favorite! Great giveaway!!!
Bonnie Capuano 8:15am March 6, 2014)

Sometimes the secondary characters are the best part of the book. I think back to Jane Austen and how the books are made so much better by the secondary characters. That is where I think a lot of her messages about life then are made.
Pam Howell 8:52am March 6, 2014)

I'm sitting here this morning, on medication, trying to get over a bout with the flu. Therefore, my thought process isn't working the way it should, and I can't come up with an answer to your question, however, after reading your posting, along with the excerpt that you gave in today's post, I was disappointed that I didn't have the book in front of me to continue on to the rest of the story!! I do have to agree that the show Moonlighting was a good show, and I enjoyed both couples immensely. I made sure that I was always home to watch every episode, and was disappointed when it was taken off the air. Your book is on my TBR list, and I'm really looking forward to reading it!!
Peggy Roberson 9:08am March 6, 2014)

Many secondary characters light up the pages of the books I read. Perhaps because they are featured less, what they say (and often, how they say it) adds a lot of flavor to the book. Thanks for visiting, Shana.
G S Moch 9:10am March 6, 2014)

Thanks for this new story!!!
Cate Sparks 10:17am March 6, 2014)

I also love it when secondary characters get their own story. I also love to see the recurring characters from previous books (from any author) make an appearance, as I love to keep up with their lives too.

I recommend your books to everybody Shana, as you never fail to disappoint.
Diane Diamond 10:18am March 6, 2014)

Cool cover-Cool giveaway!
Richard Burr 10:18am March 6, 2014)

Kalynn, I hope you find something that appeals :-)

Thank you, Kelly.

Oh, thanks so much, Mary!

Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. Great answer, and good luck!

Thanks, Cheryl! I have been so excited for readers to finally get it.
Shana Galen 10:58am March 6, 2014)

Thanks, Denise. Good luck!

Thank you so much, Linda!

I have been so lucky with covers,Bonnie.

That's a great point about Austen's books, Pam. I hadn't thought about that. Thank you!

Oh, Peggy, I'm so sorry you're ill. I hope you get better soon and good luck!
Shana Galen 11:01am March 6, 2014)

G S Moch, that's true. I think because we don't have to develop them much, we can do fun things with them.

Thank you for stopping by, Cate!

Thank you, Diane. You're so sweet, and Amazon better get you the book soon!

Thanks, Richard. :-)
Shana Galen 11:02am March 6, 2014)

My favorite characters in the Mercy Thompson series by
Patricia Briggs are Warren & Kyle!!! I absolutely love them
and would love to see a full-length story for them.
Karin Anderson 11:04am March 6, 2014)

They sound like a great couple, Karin. I always like Peabody and Ian in JD Robb's books.
Shana Galen 11:34am March 6, 2014)

I enjoy when secondary characters have their chance to share their own story... love historicals... congrats on this latest release!
Colleen Conklin 12:40pm March 6, 2014)

Thank you, Colleen :-)
Shana Galen 1:01pm March 6, 2014)

Yes, I love the secondary characters. They usually add some humor to everything.
Sue Galuska 1:10pm March 6, 2014)

I love long, detailed stories. Having a secondary character
take a starring role in a later book is perfect, because then
you can see that character grow beyond the confines of a
single book. That's what's so great about reading a series!
Kara Braden 3:43pm March 6, 2014)

I enjoy secondary characters in a book. They create a real
world for us to sink into. When they have their own books we
get to find out all about them & the story just keeps going
which keeps us coming back for more! :)
Sharon Shearouse 4:20pm March 6, 2014)

Would love a chance to read this book!
Denise Austin 6:09pm March 6, 2014)

I agree, Sue. They can be so funny.

That's why I like series too, Kara.

So true, Sharon! The secondary characters can show us more about the world and through different "eyes."
Shana Galen 6:10pm March 6, 2014)

Love the cover! I enjoy it when secondary characters get
their own books. Love reading your books!
Samatha Hodges 6:20pm March 6, 2014)

I, too, enjoy secondary characters becoming main characters - that is so cool and I really enjoy the other books that much better - I feel even more a part of their world!
Felicia Ciaudelli 6:27pm March 6, 2014)

I agree... I like Agnes and Herbert too. :)
May Pau 6:51pm March 6, 2014)

I love it when secondary characters are given their own book, it's like revisiting old friends! Thanks for the chance.
Martha Lawson 6:51pm March 6, 2014)

Often the secondary characters are other gems of the story -
the have to make a good impression with less air time. I
loved Moonlighting - thanks for reviving that memory of Agnes
& Herbert.
Diane Sallans 8:19pm March 6, 2014)

Sounds like my kinda read. Enjoyed your blog.
Sheila True 8:48pm March 6, 2014)

I love it when the secondary characters add so much to the stories that they get their own story!
Betty Hamilton 9:03pm March 6, 2014)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: SAPPHIRE'S ARE AN EARL'S BEST
FRIEND. I love the beautiful book cover too! Yes, it is
wonderful when book characters are given their own book and I
would love to win and read your books in the New Year 2014.
Thank You very much. Cecilia CECE
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 9:06pm March 6, 2014)

Of course--all the time; but, I can't think of a decent example at the moment.
Denise Holcomb 10:18pm March 6, 2014)

I often fall in love with secondary characters and beg (in my
head!) the author to write that character's story and HEA.
Janie McGaugh 10:37pm March 6, 2014)

I really wanted to know more about some of the supporting characters in Stargate SG1 tv series. I'm a big fan of JD Robb's Mavis & her family in the In Death series.
Laura Gullickson 10:52pm March 6, 2014)

I have read so many books with secondary characters that I can't recall who they are. Knowing me, these characters are going to hit me when I'm not thinking too hard about them. I'm looking forward to reading Sapphire's are an Earl's Best Friend. Thanks
Kai Wong 1:19am March 7, 2014)

This book sounds great. Would love to read it. Lily sounds like a great character.
Carol Woodruff 7:08pm March 7, 2014)

Hi Shana!
I didn't realize that you had been looking over my shoulder while I've been reading your books! You wouldn't believe the times when I've finished a book and my favorite character has been a secondary character instead of just the hero and heroine! In fact I new as soon as I met them that Lily and Andrew were meant for each other in the first "scene" they met each other! Call it a mother's instinct since as soon as my first son was born I knew I was doomed to be the only female to grace our home! Fortunately at least I was gifted with one grand-daughter but with all the males in the family out numbering us it's a problem at times (since of course she and I are always right while they don't seem to know how to behave!).

I knew that Lily was up to putting Andrew in his place and can't wait to see it happen when I read Sapphires Are A Girl's Best Friend because I know that Lily's is up to the challenge!
Jeanne Miro 9:29pm March 7, 2014)

Hi, Shana! I love your books and have been waiting patiently for Lily's story. I am really looking forward to reading it. Thanks so much for this giveaway! Good luck everyone!
Cathy Phillips 10:13pm March 7, 2014)

I'm really looking forward to reading Lily and Darlington's story! I love when secondary characters gets their own books for their HEA, and when characters from previous books shows up to "visit". The most recent book I read from Celeste Bradley "When She Said I Do" featured cameos by members of her previous series (the Liars Club and The Royal Four). It sometimes feels like re-visiting old friends when that happens!
Anita H 4:41am March 8, 2014)

Secondary characters do have a way of making you love
them.It's fabulous when they get their own stories.
Mary Preston 5:14am March 8, 2014)

I have never read one of your books, would sure like to win one. Thank you for the chance
Judy Ferguson 10:20am March 9, 2014)

Secondary characters have a way of making the primary ones
have something to anchor them to earth. They have a the
wherewithal to be the ones to bounce the ideas off of and see
what and where that lands you.
Alyson Widen 5:04pm March 14, 2014)

The Jewels of the Ton is a fascinating series. I loved When You Give a Duke a Diamond and look forward to reading Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
Bonnie H 10:26pm March 26, 2014)

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