A Most Unsuitable Match
Shunned by the ton How would she find a husband?
Part of Sisters of Scandal: After her mother's latest outrageous affair, innocent Prudence Lattimar has fled to Bath.
With her dubious background, she must marry a man of impeccable reputation. A clergyman with a title and a considerable income would be perfect.
She must steer clear of Lieutenant Johnnie Trethwell–his family is as notorious as hers, no matter how funny, charming and unfailingly honorable he is!
"...a warm, tender romance. Overall, A Most Unsuitable Match is a marvelous read."-Caz Owens, All About Romance
"A splendid romance, and glorious writing."-Monique, Buried Under Romance
Sisters of Scandal duet
Preorder the second story, THE EARL'S INCONVENIENT WIFE, coming in March 2019
SISTERS OF SCANDAL—Rich, well-bred, gorgeous—and destined to be spinsters? Despite their charm and beauty, the Lattimar twins are tainted by the reputation of the notorious mother they so closely resemble. Known as the offspring of a man not their legal father, rumored to possess the same profligate sensuality as their mother, they are...the Scandal Sisters.
Book 2: Temperance’s Story, THE EARL'S INCONVENIENT WIFE, March 2019
Angered by Society's treatment of her mother and unfounded suspicions about her character, Temperance Lattimar dreams of exploring the world, gathering treasures for her father. Hiding a dark secret, she's determined never to marry—until her father's restrictions on her fortune induce her to suggest a marriage of convenience to her brother's rakish best friend, Gifford Newell. If he'll allow her to travel as she wishes, he can use her money to further his career in Parliament. Then a tragic accident turns this "mister" into an earl, upsetting the comfortable terms of their "marriage blanche." Temper knows an earl needs an heir, while Gifford finds himself increasingly tempted to renegotiate their bargain of a marriage in name only——for the hoyden he once knew has become a seductively beguiling woman...
Julia is now working on the first story for her new series, "The Splendid Spinsters," featuring three friends of ordinary looks and modest dowries who vow not to be married off, but to remain independent and do something important with their lives.
First to debut is Emma Henley, who becomes the good friend of Temperance Lattimar (heroine of the upcoming THE EARL'S INCONVENIENT WIFE.) Through Temper, Emma learns about the school for indigent girls run by Ellie Parmenter, wife of Temper's brother Christopher (and heroine of SECRET LESSONS WITH THE RAKE.) Finally, Emma thinks, the social contacts she's accumulated through five boring Seasons may be worth something. To the horror of her Society family, Emma decides to use those contacts to find positions for the graduates of Ellie's school.
She's never met a sensible gentleman she would trust to make a faithful spouse—certainly not charming ladies' man Lord Theo Collington. If only she didn't keep running into him—and if only she didn't have to struggle so hard to hide her unfortunate attraction to the beguiling tease. But though she would never dare marry him, an affair with the dashing rogue might be just what a strong, independent lady needs!
Emma's book is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2019.