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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield

Charles Wheatly, Duke of Murnane, accepts an unofficial fact-finding mission to the East India Company’s enclave in Canton, China, on behalf of the queen. He anticipates intrigue, international tensions, and an outlet for his grief over the death of his young son. He isn’t entirely surprised when he also encounters the troublesome offspring of his mentor, the Duke of Sudbury, but the profound love he discovers for the determined young woman is unforeseen and untimely. Charles certainly doesn’t expect to also face his troubled marriage in such an exotic locale. The appearance of his estranged wife in the company of their enemy throws the entire enterprise into conflict, and tensions boil over when the woman he loves is put at risk by his wife’s scheming—and the beginnings of the First Opium War.
Zambak Hayden seethes with frustration. A woman her age has occupied the throne for over a year, yet the Duke of Sudbury’s line of succession still passes over her—his eldest—to land on a son with neither spine nor character. She follows her brother, the East India Company’s newest and least competent clerk, to Macau to protect him and to safeguard the family honor—if she also escapes the gossip and intrigues of London and the marriage mart, so much the better. She has no intention of being forced into some sort of dynastic marriage, and she may just refuse to marry at all. The greed and corruption she finds horrifies her, especially when her brother succumbs to the lure of opium. She determines to document the truth. When an old family friend arrives, she assumes her father sent him. She isn’t about to bend to his dictates nor give up her quest. Her traitorous heart, however, can’t stop yearning for a man she can’t have.
As an epic historical drama unfolds around them, both Charles and Zambak must come to terms with a love that neither expected.
BOOK 3: Children of Empire
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Lightwave: Nexus Station by AM ScottLightwave: Nexus Station by AM Scott #FreeBookFriday #Read

Katryn of Cygnus knocks Tyron Phazeer off his feet, literally and figuratively. She’s got the net security skills Lightwave Fold Transport desperately needs, she’s killer in a fight, and as a bonus, she’s beautiful. She’s perfect, for Lightwave, and for him.
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For Women Only by Kayelle AllenFor Women Only by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read #SciFi

To save his brother, Khyff must seduce a powerful alien ambassador. A relationship with a human will derail her career and destroy her, so it’s vital he keep Mehfawni enthralled and occupied, too busy for affairs of state. Though he hates her people, Khyff finds her noble, attentive, and gentle. When he begins to like her, he must guard his heart, for if he fails in his mission, it means his brother’s life. The problem is, he never expected one of her kind to have such honor. He didn’t expect to trust her. And he didn’t expect to fall in love…
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Vortex by Kimberly PackardVortex by Kimberly Packard #FreeBookFriday #Read

Constant spinning, round and round and round, temperatures rise and fall from stifling heat to chilling cold, emotions run high in anticipation of what will happen next… there’s a fine line between surviving a tornado and falling in love.
A close encounter with a tornado, during the final months of her doctoral studies, jogs a lost memory to the surface. Desperate to relive the vision and find answers, storm chaser Elaina Adams continually puts her safety at risk by placing herself in the path of dangerous storms.
When betrayal strikes, Elaina is forced to pair up with Robert Tucker. “Tuck” owns a storm chasing tour group and only cares about two things: chasing tornadoes and making his next buck.
Seth Maddux was climbing his way to the top as the star meteorologist for the Forecast channel, but an embarrassing outburst on camera sent his career on a downward spiral. Hoping to reignite his career with a promising field assignment, he meets Elaina and a different kind of flame sparks.
Family secrets surface and passions explode in this twister of a tale.
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The vampire whose heart beats for a witch that belongs to a wolf shall save us all. He shall take his throne and rule over all kinds. If not, the vampire who belongs to the witch will end all kinds.
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Know the Heroine from The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromanceCaroline Warfield, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance Victorian
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
Charles Wheatly, Duke of Murnane, accepts an unofficial fact finding mission to the East India Company’s enclave in Canton, China on behalf of the queen. He anticipates intrigue, international tensions, and an outlet for his grief over the death of his young son. He isn’t entirely surprised when he also encounters the troublesome offspring of his mentor, the Duke of Sudbury, but the profound love he discovers for the determined young woman is unforeseen and untimely. Charles certainly doesn’t expect to also face his troubled marriage in such an exotic locale. The appearance of his estranged wife in the company of their enemy throws the entire enterprise into conflict, and tensions boil over when the woman he loves is put at risk by his wife’s scheming–and the beginnings of the First Opium War.
Zambak Hayden seethes with frustration. A woman her age has occupied the throne for over a year, yet the Duke of Sudbury’s line of succession still passes over her–his eldest–to land on a son with neither spine nor character. When she follows her brother to Macau the greed and corruption she finds horrifies her, especially when her brother succumbs to the lure of opium. She isn’t about to bend to the dictates of a family friend nor give up her quest. Her traitorous heart, however, can’t stop yearning for a man she can’t have.
Can their love survive as an epic historical drama unfolds around them?

Know the Heroine from The Unexpected Wife

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
She has a bad habit of breaking into her host’s office late at night. He’s the superintendent of trade for Canton and she can’t resist spying.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Steamed dumplings
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She tried boys clothing and found it very freeing, but what she enjoys the most are her Manchu lady’s dresses. The are colorful and feminine but comfortable and don’t require a corset.
Does she know how to fix things?
Zambak can pick locks, a spring the hidden panel in a trunk but that’s about it.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
She disguised herself as a seaman to smuggle herself into Wampao where no western women go. Unfortunately Charles, the Duke of Murnane, already intended to go there and chose that ship to sail on. More unfortunately, she knows nothing about seamanship and was forced to climb the mast. Most unfortunate of all, Charles had no problem recognizing the derriere climbing the mast. He wondered if the other men were blind.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Zambak has very little experience with children and is quite awkward. When her friend Temperance hands my heroine her tiny daughter, however, what can she do? Snuggling comes naturally.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Chocolate always.
How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Her mother, the Duchess of Sudbury, trained her well. She knows which spoon to use, how to follow precedence, and how to subdue an encroaching worm with a single scathing glance. She can keep conversation flowing, override uncomfortable moments, and bring out the shyest companion. She can also give the cut direct with ruthless effect.
Maid or takes care of herself?
She accepts the services of a maid as an annoying necessity. She is adept at bribing servants of all kinds, however.
Proper dress or casual clothes?
Whichever suits the occasion.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Rolled up
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Oh please. Natural … but in 1838 this no longer comes up.
Carriage or horseback?
Carriage, although she likes to walk, and can go great distances on foot.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Unexpected Wife

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FGGC918/

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Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist–even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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