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  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742537047
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

The Autumn Bride




The first in a new 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

Praise for Anne Gracie:

'Anne Gracie outdoes herself with Bride by Mistake . . . Not to be missed!' Mary Jo Putney

'I never miss an Anne Gracie book.' Julia Quinn

  • Pub date: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742537047
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

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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Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Favourite Australian Romance Author

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Favourite Historical Romance

  • Romance Writers of America RITA Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Favourite Historical Romance


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