Mary Balogh: No Man's Mistress

No Man's Mistress


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Critics call her a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller ("Romantic Times"). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh s sparkling blend of wit and romance. Now this dazzling writer sweeps us back to Regency England, into a world of dangerous secrets and glittering intrigue, as a dashing lord meets his match in a fiery beauty who vows to be ... No Man s Mistress. The dark, devastating stranger rode into the village fair and wagered twenty pounds at the throwing booth for a chance to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: Beware of a tall, dark, handsome stranger. He can destroy you if you do not first snare his heart. Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him around the Maypole. And then came his delicate, delicious kiss. Viola did not regret that she had let down her guard until the next morning, when he appeared at her door to claim her beloved Pinewood Manor. Lord Ferdinand Dudley won her home in a game of cards! Viola hated him for trying to take everything, including her soul. She was mistress of Pinewood Manor. Yet Dudley refused to leave, even as his conscience rebelled at compromising this beautiful innocent whose only proof of ownership was a dead earl s promise. Dudley held the deed, but at what cost? Each day under the same roof brought its share of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. But Viola knew it was a battle she could not afford to lose. Marriage was out of the question, and she would be no man s mistress. Even as Dudley s unnerving presence, his knowing smile, threatened to melt her resolve. Against his better judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley was beguiled. This maddening beauty had stirred him as no woman had before. And he was bound and determined to make her his own. At once sensuous, whimsical, and wonderfully romantic, Mary Balogh s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to life a love story that sizzles with passion and originality."

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . .Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall together and apart. From the New No Man's Mistress download book York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age."


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Author: Mary Balogh
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Published Date: 02 Aug 2002
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780440236573
Download Link: Click Here
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