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The first in an historical romance series from bestselling author, Anne Gracie.

Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her 'nieces,' neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!

It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice's dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient and discovers an impostor running his household ...

A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents—but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves ...

'The Autumn Bride is a delight to read. It's escapist fun, yes, but it's also firmly on the side of women and the ties that bind them.' Bookthingo.com

'Lovers of the historical romance genre will devour [this book] ... This classic Regency plot will enthrall.' Bendigo Advertiser

Reviews

This funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough.

Library Journal

Layers of secrets and deft characterisation make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed.

Publisher's Weekly

I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much ... I predict The Autumn Bride is going to be 'THE' book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere.

Night Owl Reviews

Author Gracie is known for her nuanced, unconventional characters and rich, original plot lines. This book, first of a planned quartet, doesn't disappoint.

Kirkus Reviews

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781921901409

    January 30, 2013

    Michael Joseph

    320 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781742537047

    January 30, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    336 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Favourite Australian Romance Author
  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Favourite Historical Romance
  • Romance Writers of America RITA Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Favourite Historical Romance