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Born to be Wilde : the Wildes of Lindow Castle

The Wildes of Lindow Castle ;

An Avon romance

Wildes of Lindow Castle.

Avon romance.
Born to be Wilde : the Wildes of Lindow Castle
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Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
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369 pages ; 17 cm.
The Wildes of Lindow Castle ; [book 3]

An Avon romance

Wildes of Lindow Castle.

Avon romance.
Desperate Lavinia Gray gets some unexpected help from Parth Sterling, the richest bachelor in England, with finding a husband, and as they work closely together, she vows to convince him that he is the only man for her.


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PBK JAME NEW Adult Paperback

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The richest bachelor in England plays matchmaker...for an heiress he wants for himself!

For beautiful, witty Lavinia Gray, there's only one thing worse than having to ask the appalling Parth Sterling to marry her: being turned down by him.

Now the richest bachelor in England, Parth is not about to marry a woman as reckless and fashion-obsessed as Lavinia; he's chosen a far more suitable bride.

But when he learns of Lavinia's desperate circumstances, he offers to find her a husband. Even better, he'll find her a prince.

As usual, there's no problem Parth can't fix. But the more time he spends with the beguiling Lavinia, the more he finds himself wondering...

Why does the woman who's completely wrong feel so right in his arms?

Author Notes

Eloisa James is the author of two previous Regency historicals: "Potent Pleasures" & "Midnight Pleasures". She lives in New Jersey.

(Publisher Provided) Eloisa James is the pen name for Mary Bly, born in 1964 in Minnesota. She is the daughter of published authors, Robert and Carol Bly. After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa James received an Masters in Philosophy from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale University and eventually became a tenured associate professor of Shakespeare at Fordham University in New York. She also served as the head of the Creative Writing program there.

Writing as Eloisa James, she is the bestselling romance author of the Desperate Duchesses series, and the Happily Ever After series of books. She also penned the non-fiction book called Paris in Love: A Memoir, about her family's life living in Paris, as Eloisa James. The book became a New York Times bestseller in 2015. Her other title's - A Gentleman Never Tells and Born to be Wilde, also made the bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* How humiliating! It's bad enough that because of her family's unique financial predicament, Lavinia Gray must propose to Parth Sterling. What is even worse is that the man has the nerve to reject Lavinia's offer of marriage. Of course, the fact that Lavinia has more than once referred to him as Appalling Parth may have something to do with his refusal. Or it could be because Parth has already zeroed in on a much more suitable matrimonial prospect, the lovely-in-every-way Elisa Tornabuoni Guicciardini Contessa di Casone. Fortunately, Parth offers to find Lavinia an equally suitable and, more important, equally wealthy man to marry. All Lavinia has to do is trust Parth. RITA Award-winning James' stylishly entertaining novels have always been in fashion with discerning romance readers, and the third triumphant addition to her Wildes of Lindow Castle is no exception. James once again deftly embroiders her prose with dazzling wit while expertly infusing the sigh-worthy romance between her marvelously unique romantic couple with just the right measure of luscious sensuality.--John Charles Copyright 2018 Booklist

Library Journal Review

Beautiful, sought-after Lavinia Gray will do anything to save her mother from ruin, even propose to "Appalling" Parth -Sterling, the wealthiest bachelor in town, a man who has always ignored her but who also has a reputation for fixing problems and getting things done. Naturally, Parth refuses. For one thing, he is not about to marry a woman as shallow and frivolous as Lavinia seems to be; for another, he has someone else in mind. Nonetheless, Parth is concerned, and when he learns that -Lavinia is in dire financial straits, he vows to find her a suitable husband-someone good enough-a task that becomes more difficult as he spends time with Lavinia. A heroine with a genius for fashion attracts a bicultural hero who finally acknowledges her worth in a gorgeously crafted story that for all its lightheartedness addresses serious questions. VERDICT Flirty, sexy, and full of brilliant humor, this latest episode in the Wilde family saga overflows with familiar characters; a joyous romp and refreshing summertime diversion. Nicely done. James (Too Wilde To Wed) lives in New York City. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.