Tag: Claudia Stone

Anastasia and the Duke – Claudia Stone

London, 1813 It was rumoured that Sarah Villiers, Countess of Jersey, received jewels from each one of her lovers when their affairs came to an end. Judging from the mountains of diamonds, rubies, and emeralds which lay carelessly strewn upon the countess’ coiffeuse in her dressing room, Hannah Smith could only conclude that, if the […]

The Rake and Lady Julia – Claudia Stone

In life there are many rules which are universally accepted without thought: One should cover one’s mouth when one sneezes. One should never dip one’s wick into two pots of ink simultaneously. A man of means should never—under any circumstances—lend money to the Prince Regent if he has a need of those monies being reimbursed. […]

The Marquess of Temptation – Claudia Stone

Never marry for love, Hestia. Love only works in fairy tales.” This was the sage advice that Hestia Stockbow’s mother, Georgina, imparted to her almost daily, for the whole of her childhood. “Love won’t heat your home,” Georgina would grumble mid-winter, when a damp chill permeated their small, stone cottage on the Cornish coast. “Or […]

The Duke of Ruin – Claudia Stone

London had been sweltering under an unforgivable heatwave since the middle of May. In elegantly appointed ballrooms across the capital, women stood perspiring delicately, whilst cooling themselves with folding fans, which had undergone a sudden resurgence in popularity. The menfolk fared less well, as fans were a female contraption, and red faced males were seen […]

Tamed By a Duke – Claudia Stone

Brandon Michael Drew was born into a family that had, for at least two centuries, been on the rise — financially speaking at least. The beginning of the family’s ascendancy into wealth had begun in Holland, during the Dutch Golden Age, when Brandon’s great-great-grandfather—a shoemaker by trade—had made his fortune by cashing in on the […]

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