Dressed to Kiss
Release date September 12
True love never goes out of style….
Once renowned for creating the most envied gowns in London, Madame Follette’s dressmaking shop has fallen far out of fashion. The approaching coronation of King George IV offers a chance to reclaim former glory by supplying stunning new wardrobes to the most glittering society in Regency England. In the face of long-held secrets, looming scandals, and the potential ruin of their shop, the dressmakers of Follette’s are undaunted, not even by the most unexpected complication of all: true love.
Threads of Love by Myretta Robens
Delyth Owen’s exuberant passion for her new job as a dressmaker at Madame Follette’s is matched only by her love of diverse, vibrant, and frequently unfortunate color combinations. Simon Merrithew, the pseudonymous author of a well-regarded fashion column, is horrified by the gown Delyth creates for a friend, and suspects her motives. He sets out to uncover her duplicity, but instead, he uncovers genuine joy and discovers the colors of love.
“My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world.
Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history’s most cherished authors. Includes The Mysterious Closet: A Tale by Myretta Robens.
Where you least expect it. . .
Weary of London’s social whirl, Geoffrey Dorrington, Earl of Cheriton, longs for the simple life — and what better place to experience it than on a relative’s country estate? His plan to pass himself off as the steward succeeds… until the day Miss Cassie Hartwell smiles at him. Damn it all — the vicar’s daughter is far too charming for her own good — and his. He will have to tell her who he really is…
. . .There is love
Cassie sees no reason not to talk to the friendly steward on the neighboring estate. After all, Geoffrey is well-bred, kind to animals, full of fun, and amazingly handsome. Even if her social-climbing mama expects her to marry well, Cassie has other ideas. And love is in the air…
Will a minor indiscretion
In a darkened library, Isabel Ashby kisses the earl whose house party she is attending. Then the door flies open and the rest of the party guests stumble in — and Isabel finds that she has kissed, not the earl, but a stranger! Major Sidney Chamberlayne is a dashing younger son without a feather to fly with, but he’ll have to marry her now. Still, it was an honest mistake and the room was very dark…can Isabel be blamed?
. . .lead to major happiness
Sidney is too much of a gentleman to do that — but they must marry in haste, though they know very little of each other. Fortunately, his darling Isabel seems eager to learn everything she can…especially when it comes to love…