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Marriage Most Scandalous [Paperback]

Johanna Lindsey
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Book Description

1 May 2012

Passion...Intrigue...Scandal...Some marriages have it all

Lady Margaret Landor first met Sebastian Townshend as a child. Tall, dashing and handsome, he cut a romantic figure, and she never dreamt that one day she would be living at his family's magnificent estate with his father, the Earl of Edgewood, as her guardian. But by this time, Sebastian has been banished after a duel which ended tragically.

When Margaret starts to fear for the life of her beloved guardian, she suspects his younger son may be impatient to succeed to the title. She travels to France to enlist the aid of the one man she believes can help her... and discovers that Sebastian has taken on the identity of The Raven, a deadly mercenary who undertakes any mission however dangerous. Sebastian has vowed never to return to England, but Margaret persuades him to pose as her husband in order to uncover the plot against his father. A fierce passion flares up between them despite their frequent clashes, and as they uncover the dark intrigue they fall relentlessly and passionately in love.


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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (1 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552167460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552167468
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,122,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With more than 56 million copies of her books in print, and translated into twelve languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most popular authors of romance. She has written over thirty novels, each one has been a bestseller, with several New York Times number ones. Johanna Lindsey lives in Hawaii with her family.

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"'Deliciously sexy historical romance with a clever twist'" (Booklist)

"'She understands a woman's secret fantasies...Johanna Lindsey creates fairy tales that come true'" (Romantic Times)

"'Lindsey has mastered her craft, she creates fantasy...You want romance - you got it!" (Inside Books)

"'High-quality entertainment...The charm and appeal of her characters are infectious'" (Publishers Weekly)

"'First-rate romance'" (New York Daily News)

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A passionate historical novel from the New York Times bestselling Queen of Romance.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 7 May 2006
By Anna Oxford VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I've read most of her other books and must say that in recent years they have seriously dropped in quality. This is the worst yet - preposterous storyline, two-dimensional characters and sloppy period research. Give this one a miss!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing! 5 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have to admit to some disappointment with this book. It lacked the sparkle of other Lindsey novels, and lacked the punch of the Mallory series. However despite this I will always buy any Lindsey book because normally she can't be beaten. I hope her next one recaptures the old magic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By LEP VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book up until the explanations are made of what actually happened eleven years ago. Those explanations are so far-fetched as to be ludicrous and somewhat spoilt the book for me.

I'm also amazed that an author of the standing of Johanna Lindsey should have made such basic errors when it came to English hereditory rights and entail. I'm no expert, but even I picked it up straight away and then looked it up on the Internet just to make sure.

1.Under English law a heritory title usually passes through the male line and normally would neither be inherited by a daughter or her son (there was apparently one rare exception to this made by Parliament to the Duke of Malborough). So, there was no way that Margaret's son would inherit her father's title. 2. Entail - the original entailed estate given with the title would pass to the nearest male relative of the male line as with the title e.g. a distant cousin or even an uncle.So "White Oaks...the entailed manor of the Earls of Millwright" would not pass into the "possession" of Margaret, a daughter.
Other property could also be entailed by the owner and by Regency times these entails had to be renewed by each succeeding owner. However, these entails would also pass down the male line.

I would have thought that a young Regency aristocratic lady would not keep using the word "bloody" as freely as Margaret does. Also, nit-picking here, I do wish American authors would realise that we British do not use the word "fall" for Autumn, its an Americanism that ought to be picked up by the publisher's proof reader. Margaret was supposed to be English in origin, not American.

All the criticism above sounds as if I didn't like the book and in fact I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Release from life... 5 Oct 2009
By LJ
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I have every one of Johanna Lindsey's books collected over a few years, she never fails to disappoint me as I read them for sheer "getaway for the mundane trudges of life" and Johanna can transport me to this realm within the first few chapters and then imagination takes over. It is down to the individual what they want to get out of reading for me I enjoyed the intrigue of Raven and his father.
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