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  • Published: 30 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984802040
  • Imprint: Jove
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $12.99

Marry in Secret


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A rugged and ruined naval officer comes to claim his bride in an unforgettable tale of love, revenge and redemption from the national bestselling author of Marry in Scandal.

Lady Rose Rutherford—rebel, heiress, and exasperated target of the town's hungry bachelors—has a plan to gain the freedom she so desperately desires: she will enter into a marriage of convenience with the biggest prize on the London marriage mart.

There's just one problem: the fierce-looking man who crashes her wedding to the Duke of Everingham — Thomas Beresford, the young naval officer she fell in love with and secretly married when she was still a schoolgirl. Thought to have died four years ago he's returned, a cold, hard stranger with one driving purpose—revenge.

Embittered by betrayal and hungry for vengeance, Thomas will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place, even if that means using Rose—and her fortune—to do it. But Rose never did follow the rules, and as she takes matters into her own unpredictable hands, Thomas finds himself in an unexpected and infuriating predicament: he's falling in love with his wife....

  • Pub date: 30 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984802040
  • Imprint: Jove
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Anne Gracie

Anne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move, thanks to her father's job, which took them around the world. The gypsy life taught her that humour and love are universal languages and that favourite books can take you home, wherever you are.

Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world. Originally published by Harlequin Books, she now writes Regency-era historical romances for Berkley (Penguin USA) and Penguin Australia, but instead of her new career taking her back to exotic overseas locations, she turned into a cave-bound writer-hermit.

Anne is a former president of Romance Writers of Australia. She lives in Melbourne in a small, elderly wooden house, but she's too busy writing to renovate. Anne's books are published in sixteen languages, have been shortlisted five times for the prestigious RITA award (USA), have twice won the Romantic Book of the Year (Australia) and the National Reader's Choice Award (USA), and have been listed in Library Journal and NPR's (USA) best books of the year.

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Praise for Marry in Secret

“Praise for Marry in Scandal "[A] confection that brims with kindness and heartfelt sincerity...you can’t do much better than Anne Gracie who offers her share of daring escapes, stolen kisses, and heartfelt romance in a tale that carries the effervescent charm of the best Disney fairy-tales."—Entertainment Weekly Praise for Anne Gracie and her novels “I never miss an Anne Gracie book.”—Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author “For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can’t go past Anne Gracie.”—Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author  “With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot.”—Chicago Tribune  “Anne Gracie’s writing dances that thin line between always familiar and always fresh.”—New York Journal of Books “Will keep readers entranced…. A totally delightful read!”—RT Book Reviews”


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