I'm thrilled to announce the release of Return of the Scandalous Lady, Book 4 of my Perilous Secrets series. I had great fun writing this story, as some of the characters appeared in previous books, and they were pestering me to write about them again. Frances, Lady Templestone was introduced in Book 3 of the series, The Infidelity Curse. She is the scandalous, socially unacceptable sister of Giles, Earl of Netherbroke. She, her son Lord Templestone, and her mischievous daughter Julia all play parts in a holiday novella, Embracing the Scandal. I was delighted to write about them again in the story where Frances finds true love at last!
Here's the blurb:
Years ago, Frances Templestone left her husband and ran away to France with a lover. Now she’s back, widowed and more mature, but mostly unrepentant. A social pariah, she stays out of sight while her daughter Julia has her first London season.
Until Julia, who is as impetuous as her mother, sneaks out to a masquerade with an unsuitable man. Frances hastens to the rescue, and when she sees Julia about to get into a coach with a handsome stranger, she accuses him—very publicly—of being a rake who ruins innocent girls.
Soon she learns that Jasper, Lord Canterwell, is a respectable man. He wasn’t at the masquerade seeking an easy conquest. On the contrary—his daughter is missing, and he is searching for her everywhere. Aghast, Frances offers to help him. Rudely, he spurns her.
But Frances is determined and Jasper is desperate. Might a scandalous lady with a warm heart and a lively mind be just what a respectable gentleman needs?
Here's the buy link: https://books2read.com/u/49dOjX
And here's a link to a couple of excerpts: http://www.barbaramonajem.com/return-of-the-scandalous-lady.html