When a storm blows off the North Sea and slams into the village of Fenwick on Sea, the villagers prepare for the inevitable: shipwreck, flood, land slips, and stranded travelers. The Queen’s Barque Inn quickly fills with the injured, the devious, and the lonely—lords, ladies, and simple folk; spies, pirates, and smugglers all trapped together. Intrigue crackles through the village, and passion lights up the hotel.
One storm, eight authors, eight heartwarming novellas.
Lord Stanton’s Shocking Seaside Honeymoon by Cerise DeLand
Genre A Regency era Romance novella and part of the Storm and Shelter collection by The Bluestocking Belles and Friends.
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Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Lord Stanton is about to marry for the second time. But his bride is so different from his first wife, now deceased. Josephine Meadows is her father’s heir to his far-flung merchant marine trading company. She’s smart, savvy and beautiful. What’s more, she’s in love with Stanton. Madly. And she has been for lo, these past six years. But now, just as they marry and go off to their first night together, and just as each is ready to prove to the other, their love, an agent of Josephine’s goes missing on the high seas. And both of them, though eager to consummate their vows, must go off to discover if the agent is dead…or alive.
Know the Hero from Lord Stanton’s Seaside Honeymoon
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Stanton, of late, likes poetry. Love sonnets to be exact! He’s eager to claim his new bride in all ways and reading erotic words is not what he should be doing!
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
“I have simple tastes. But I do enjoy a finely done roast of beef.”
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
“I wore a uniform whilst in the Hussars and now I prefer my black superfine. My tailor is a marvel and I need not appear in his shop to be fitted. This is a blessing as I am a busy man working in Whitehall to defeat that scoundrel Napoleon.”
Valet or takes care of himself?
“I do employ a valet. A fine fellow who knows how precisely I wish to dress. More than that, he is astute and knows when to appear and when to vanish!”
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
“I do appreciate a cravat tied in such a manner as to remain tied!”
Carriage or horseback?
“Both means of conveyance have their uses. A horse is a proper beast for quick travel. Also, sadly, for the battlefield. Of carriages, I demand comfort and the best springs. No use breaking one’s bones in order to arrive at a tea party, eh?”
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!
An Improbable Hero: By Mary Lancaster
A runaway heiress, a mysterious stranger.
Lord Stanton’s Shocking Seaside Honeymoon: By Cerise DeLand
She is so wrong for him.
The Tender Flood: By Caroline Warfield
Waters cannot quench love; neither can floods.
Before I Found You: A de Courtenay Novella: By Sherry Ewing
A quest for a title. An encounter with a stranger. Will she choose love?
The Comtesse of Midnight: By Alina K. Field
She dashes all his hopes and gives him new ones.
Wait for Me: By Rue Allyn
Enemies by nature—Esmeralda Crobbin, aka the pirate Irish Red, and Captain, Lord Brandon Gilroy have met before.
A Dream Come True: By Jude Knight
The tempest that batters Barnaby Somerville’s village is the latest but not the least of his challenges.
A Kiss by the Sea: By Grace Burrowes
He’s not really a blacksmith, and she’s not really an heiress… Can they forge a happily-ever-after anyway?
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