Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke at seven and thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help When Frederica Merriville bri


Twenty five year old Venetia Lanyon s beauty is rivaled only by her sensibility Intelligent and independent, her future seems safe and predictable Lovely Venetia despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams but is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount


One of you shall have her, and my fortune into the bargain n nSuch was the whimsical, some would say outrageous, statement of the ageing Mr Penicuik, to the three of his great nephews gathered around him n nThe future of his vivacious step daughter, Miss Kitty Charing, was thus assured, provided she


To Arabella Tallant, the eldest daughter of a penniless country clergyman, the invitation to stay with her London godmother was like the key to heaven, for in addition to living in the glamorous city, Arabella might even find a suitable husband there Armed with beauty, virtue and a benevolent godmo