Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her Terrible Nephew.
Then proper, correct Miss Violetta Beauchamps, a sprightly young thing of five and sixty, crashes into her life. The Terrible Nephew is living in her rooming house, and Violetta wants him gone.
Mrs. Martin isn’t about to start giving damns, not even for someone as intriguing as Miss Violetta. But she hatches another plan—to make her nephew sorry, to make Miss Violetta smile, and to have the finest adventure of all time.
If she makes Terrible Men angry and wins the hand of a lovely lady in the process? Those are just added bonuses.
Author’s Note: Sometimes I write villains who are subtle and nuanced. This is not one of those times. The Terrible Nephew is terrible, and terrible things happen to him because he deserves them. Sometime villains really are bad and wrong, and sometimes, we want them to suffer a lot of consequences.
1. Once upon a Marquess |
1½. Her Every Wish |
2. After the Wedding |
2½. The Pursuit Of…
2¾. Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure 3. The Devil Comes Courting | 4. The Return of the Scoundrel
5. The Kissing Hour | 6. A Tale of Two Viscounts | 7. The Once and Future Earl
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All my books have code names. This one is ”Man-Tears“ because honestly, we are all in desperate need of more man tears. (Sorry men, not all men, but if you needed me to say that then I definitely meant you.)
Surrey County, England. Winter 1867
Excerpt coming very soon…