Did you know that the society of Regency England forced members of the ton to marry should they been seen in public together? The unescorted young lady’s reputation would be quite ruined otherwise.
This book is one such story and tells of Miss Caroline Denise Whittingham’s misadventures in trying to get her betrothed to ‘cry off’. Unfortunately, one of her scheme’s has her thrown out of the realm of society and her betrothed, Lord Tristan Darlington, refuses to end the engagement until she finds her way back into their good graces. Of a certainty the odds of regaining favor with the peerage are slim, in 1820 London, but Lord Darlington is a great friend of the Countess Lieven and enlists her aid.
Caroline finds him to be a pompous, stuffy lord who is puffed up with himself and his reputation; not caring a whit for her. In her efforts to expel Lord Darlington, she is deliberately rude to him in public and pretends that she is afraid he will hurt her. These escapades force him to show his nastier side to the peerage that he so desperately wants to impress.
On the day that their engagement is announced in the London Times, there is to be a grand ball. Caroline presents herself in a most inappropriate gown and causes everyone in the room to turn their backs to her. Lord Darlington merely comes to her side and forces her to dance the waltz with him acting for all the world as if nothing is amiss. Once the dance is over, he leads her into the gardens to show her how women are treated who behave so outrageously.
The tearful pleadings to her strict parents all prove to be in vain. Miss Whittingham cannot seem to win in this matter of the heart, for her father is certain that she should wed to save the family from disgrace. Her temper tantrums and quick wit keep the story moving swiftly, carrying the reader from page to page like rapids in a river.
The sparring between Miss Whittingham and Lord Darlington cause many a raised eyebrow in society, which makes the book amusing and charming to read. It is my sincere desire that you will find this book energetic as well as entertaining for it has been a pleasure to write.
Lee is a Christian historical romance novelist. Her first published novel, Treasured Love, is available in audio or paperback. Lord Tristan's True Love, is now available on Kindle and will be offered in paperback in 2014. Both of these novels are set in Regency England (1811-1819).
Lee also has mystery/conspiracy novels in the What She Knew trilogy by K R Hughes and T L Burns. Marilyn Monroe is saved and it's a race against time to see if "What She Knew" can save JFK from that fateful bullet. The first two books are available on Kindle, 'Fateful Night' and 'Darkest Day'.
Lee has a story in the Holiday Keepsakes Collection from Master Koda Publishing for 2013.
Lee is a native Texan. She enjoys mentoring beginning writers to editing advanced writing. She has an English degree with a minor in Journalism from West Texas University.
Lee currently lives in Atlanta, GA and owns a production company with her co-author, T L Burns. They are currently working on book three in the What She Knew trilogy due out late summer 2014.
By Cindy Smith
Lord Tristan's True Love was artfully written, in typical true romance style, with the main character "Caroline" being your headstrong, naive, inexperienced love interest of the callous "Lord Tristan" who was typically arrogant, aloof, separate... yet deeply in love from first sight with the wilful Miss Caroline Whittingham. The book was a joy to read, yet it left me wanting more! More descriptive details of the surroundings, the clothing, the carriages... everything! Being such a period piece, I truly wanted to be drawn in by the details of the era, which were a little sparse. Having said that, I would definitely recommend Lord Tristan's True Love for a quick weekend read and will be keeping an eye out for more from this author. Well done Miz Kymber Lee!
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"If you're a lover of historical romance stories, this is a must read." Jennifer Loiske
“Very entertaining story with a good mix of characters and a dab of humor."
“The way he treats everyone I encountered in the book is just way over the top.
Danielle N. Hart
Regency, romance, historical romance