A Lord and a Lady promised from birth, an avaricious uncle with plans of his own, an impossible choice which leads to disaster, an unplanned compromise, a love fulfilled despite all opposition. ***** FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED ***** Lord Marcus Northam was betrothed to Lady Kathryn Harrington when he was four, and she just born. Always in each other’s company, they grew up, certain of the happiness of their fate together – until he was sent off to school, and a series of misfortunes led to a pivotal moment. On the day that should have been the happiest of his life, Marcus is forced to make an impossible choice – and the consequences of that choice will shatter both of their lives.Lady Kathryn Harrington has always loved Lord Marcus, and held no doubt that he would marry her, even in the lonely years after her parents’ deaths, whilst he was away at school. Her faith in him remains intact, until, on what should have been the happiest day of their lives, he disappears, abandoning her.Two years later, when Marcus returns to England, everything has changed – he is now the Duke of Weatherly, and Kate has sworn never to forgive him for what he did. But despite everything, they are drawn to each other, unable to deny the love which has always been between them.Can Marcus tell Kate the truth of his disappearance, even though it may betray her in another, most likely unforgivable, way? Will Kate forgive Marcus? Or will the chain of past betrayals destroy their hope of a life together?
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Arietta Richmond has been a compulsive reader and writer all her life. Whilst her reading has covered an enormous range of topics, history has always fascinated her, and historical novels been amongst her favorite reading.
She has written a wide range of work, from business articles and other non-fiction works (published under a pen name) but fiction has always been a major part of her life.Now, her Regency Historical Romance books are finally being released.
The Derbyshire set series is comprised of 10 (mostly) shorter novels, plus a number of related short stories. One short story (available only as a subscriber to Arietta’s newsletter at http://www.ariettarichmond.com) and 7 novels have been released to date, as well as a boxed set edition of the first three and one of the second three. Book 7 is currently being written (Arietta got a bit distracted by her new series and has only just got back to it….)
The ‘His Majesty’s Hounds’ series is planned to be 16 books, at this point (it may grow if any more of those pesky secondary characters demand their own books!). The fourteenth book in this series has just been released, with the final two due by Christmas 2018.
Starting late 2018, there will be a new series, tentatively titled ‘A Duke’s Daughters – The Elbury Bouquet’. Which will focus on some characters that you’ve met in the His Majesty’s Hounds Series.
Also new, is the Nettlefold Chronicles series – a shared world series, where multiple authors are all writing stories set in the town of Upper Nettlefold.
She also has a standalone longer novel shortly to be released, and two longer series of novels in development.
She lives in Australia, and when not reading or writing, likes to travel, and to see in person the places where history happened.