Lady Marian Lawrence is in London to snare a rich husband to save her family from ruin-a difficult task given her biting wit and lack of beauty. Hiding her true self, Marian is about to win the wealthy and amiable Lord Darley-until the detestable Reginald Montague blocks their path to the altar.

Reginald Montague has vowed to never marry and is determined to keep his bestfriend Darley from being snared by a fortune hunter.

A master of subtle stratagem, Reginald sets out to transform Marian’s dislike for him into desire and is caught in his own trap even as Marian struggles to keep her true self a secret and her heart her own.

“A deliciously light-hearted traditional Regency.” ~Mary Jo Putney, author of Sometimes a Rogue

The Genuine Article
The Marquess
The English Heiress
The Irish Duchess

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart, has two children and is a firm believer in happily-ever-after. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards. A native of Kentucky and New York, and a past resident of North Carolina and Missouri, Patricia Rice currently resides in Southern California. Visit her website at

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  1. vanessa

    Highly entertaining if you love PG 13 regency romance The Genuine Article by Patricia Rice is a fun regency romance. With character names like Darley and Marian, you get the feel of Jane Austen characters without being hit over the head. It’s a very quick read, with some character development. Mostly, it’s the typical newly impoverished girl trying to catch a rich man, back in the day, plot I read regency romance for. If costume drama is your cup of tea, you’ll probably like this one. It’s a little steamy in places, but nothing vulgar. It’s…

  2. amtmcm

    Too much arguing Lady Marian is the destitute daughter of a marquess. After her father’s death, his title passed to a distant cousin who takes no interest in the welfare of her or her mother. Then her mother marries a country squire and has another daughter. After being widowed again, the three women are on their own with very little income and the two daughters are spending one season in London in hopes of finding husbands.The H/h, or in this case, the main antagonists, cannot seem to be civil to…

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