Scandal And Miss Markham is book #2 of the Beauchamp Brides series of Regency romances. It can be read as part of the series or as a stand-alone novel.
Fiery redhead Thea Markham is the daughter of a Worcestershire crystal glass maker. With her father left an invalid after a stroke, Thea and her brother Daniel run the business. But Daniel’s behaviour recently changed and now he’s been missing for five days with no word of his whereabouts.
A stranger arrives at Stourwell Court answering a letter sent by Daniel before his disappearance, but the stranger, Vernon Beauchamp, can see Thea is agitated; when she confesses that she cannot trouble her parents with her concerns, Vernon offers to help find her missing brother.
Thea refuses to wait patiently at home, and disguises herself so that she may follow Vernon. When Vernon discovers her subterfuge a battle of wills occurs, until he reluctantly allows Thea to continue with him as long as she stays dressed as a boy.
The pair travel to Birmingham and Worcester on Daniel’s trail, becoming friends and then discovering that they have stronger feelings for each other.
This is another delightful book in the series and ticks all the boxes of this particular genre.
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A scandalous journey…
Glassmaker’s daughter Thea Markham is devastated when her brother Daniel goes missing. Then a mysterious lord turns up asking questions about Daniel and offers to find him. Unsure she can trust the handsome peer, Thea dresses up as a boy and follows him!
Lord Vernon Beauchamp feels his life lacks direction. Meeting Thea gives him a renewed purpose. And when they are thrown together on their scandalous adventure, friendship soon gives way to desire…
The Beauchamp Betrothals.
I grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When my children left home for university, I discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since my teens.
Real life then got in the way and I didn’t write again until 2009. I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2012 and my first Regency romance was accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon in late 2013.
I now live in the West Midlands with my second husband and two cats and I continue to write Regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon.