The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

Book 3: Lords of Sussex
They must defy everyone to be together
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Lillian Marek is fast becoming one of my favorite romance novelists! I love her writing style and her ability to bring forth independent, headstrong female leads. Not to mention her skill in writing sexy, charming male leads!
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She is rooted in the traditions of the past. He envisions a different future.

LADY CLARA GRAMMONT, daughter of an earl and niece of a duke, has the world at her feet, or so it must seem to those looking on. However, she is bored by the gloss and gossip of polite society. She is tired of gentlemen who see nothing but her status and her dowry and expect her to be charmed by their posturing.

JOHN SMITH is the orphaned son of a poor shopkeeper. He has grown wealthy through his own efforts and is now committed to bringing England into a new age. He can see the enormous benefits that railways can bring, transporting goods cheaply and enabling people to travel quickly. He despises the idle aristocrats who will stand in the way of progress to protect a fox hunt, but he needs approval from Parliament to build the railway. And he needs the support of Lady Clara's uncle, the powerful Duke of Ashleigh, to get that approval.

Lady Clara is intrigued by the idea of a railway. To the distress of her family, she is even more intrigued by John Smith. He in turn finds himself far too attracted by Lady Clara and is in danger of losing sight of his reason for meeting her. Then the powerful forces opposing the railway put both of them in danger

They must defy everyone to be together.

Lords of Sussex
The Earl Returns
The Debt of Dishonor
The Winds of Change

Release date: May 25, 2021

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Print pages: 263

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Behind the book

One of the minor characters in the book, William Roscoe, was a real historic figure with a varied career. He was a fervent abolitionist, and his one term as a Member of Parliament enabled him to vote for the abolition of the slave trade. He was also a poet, a historian, a botanist, a philanthropist, and a banker. He failed at that last activity, but his success in all the others made him a beloved figure in Liverpool. One of his poems for children, “The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”, was popular for generations.

I would like to have known him.

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