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1912 – England
Princess Eden is doomed to settle for an arranged marriage, but when she embarks on her grand tour to meet the British duke recommended to her parents by King George V, she didn’t imagine she would find Lockhart so attractive. Satisfied by the arrangement, she and the duke have tea under the watchful eyes of her travel companions. She completes the tour and returns to King’s Crossing to plan a summer wedding.
Unfortunately, Gilbert Lockhart, the Duke of Edgington, is in debt up to his ears, most of it inherited by the necessary updates to modernize the family seat, Chapel Hill Manor. A marriage to Eden includes a handsome dowry if he agrees to marry the intriguing princess. But when he arrives at King’s Crossing to formally begin the courtship, he soon realizes he made a mistake sending Eden a letter meant for someone else he can never marry. Then the unthinkable happens, and Miss Ethel Culpepper follows him, determined to win him back!
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1811/1911 – Canada
Will an inheritance and destiny ruin everything, or make room for love?
Miss Margaret Wright, fondly called Maggie, grew up on King’s Crossing near Prince Edward Island in a comfortable farmhouse near Raleigh Point Castle. The daughter of the master farmer tasked with managing the farmland for the royal family at the turn of the century, she and her sister have reaped the benefit of a good education, fine tutors, piano lessons, and ultimately, finishing school.
While some part of Maggie has longed to find acceptance among the nobility who frequent the glamorous Prince’s Pier, she has largely remained content with her lot in life, taking in sewing for ladies of noble birth, destined to marry a farmer like her father. Will stunning news received on her twentieth birthday along with unexpected events change everything as she meets the man of her dreams and finds herself swept into a crisis of not only the heart, but turmoil and subterfuge surrounding her identity
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1907 – New York
Can summer love survive amid mystery and mayhem?
When Abigail Greenwood and her cousins settle in for their annual summer retreat at the stunning and impressive Sagamore Resort in the Adirondacks, all she wants is to spend as much time as possible plunking out stories on her typewriter. But when her cousins insist she join them in the tradition of choosing a beau to adore from a distance during their stay, she reluctantly plays along, setting her sights on a mysteriously quiet and aloof guest. What started as harmless fun soon changes as Abby finds herself captivated by debonair—and handsome—Jackson Gable. Who is he, and why does his arrogant amused smile exasperate her so much?
When a series of events causing mayhem and mischief begin to occur at Sagamore, journalist Jackson Gable is determined to get to the bottom of it, since his father is an investor of the resort. Jack has a nose for mysteries, but he may have to use his recently earned law degree and some of his posh family connections to sleuth out the culprit. Are the events connected? Why are they happening? And why can’t he get the beautiful Abby off his mind?
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1907 – Fictional Country
Miss Careen Riley has thrown convention to the wind and decided to remain free from the confines of marriage to pursue her artistic abilities and newfound interest in photojournalism. However, when she encounters Prince Edwin during the summer of 1907, the attraction between them rekindles. Captivated by the adorable baby in his care, she wonders who the baby belongs to and if she can protect her heart at seeing the prince again. Miss Riley knows he must marry someone of noble lineage prepared for a life of duty to the kingdom he will one day inherit.
Recently graduated from his nation’s leading university, Prince Edwin returns to King’s Crossing hoping for an easy and carefree summer ahead. Instead, he faces pressure from his parents to wed a princess he’s never met before. Then he discovers the servants are hiding an infant from the royal family. Meeting the master gardener’s daughter amidst this chaos proves both refreshing and promising, but they come from two different worlds. The queen would never allow such a match. Before Edwin can determine the best course for his future, he and Miss Riley are swept into chaos, forced to untangle a treasonous plot to overthrow his family from rule.