In Search of a Mistress (Book 1 Regency Seri...
Romance and Tragedy...Love and Innocence...Revenge and Intrigue...England 1829.
His Grace, Charles Roan, Duke of Carrington has an problem, his dreams are being taunted by a mysterious blond haired woman. Every time he closes his eyes, she comes to him and inflames his passions. He does not know if she is a real person or just a fantasy due to his lack of companionship as of late. He decides that a Mistress is the key to his sanity and will be the only thing that can set his world right again. With the help of his cousin, Lord Theo Mason, he is hopeful that he will find what he is looking for.
With no heir to the Carrington title, his Aunt, Marchioness Sophie Mason is on a quest to get her nephew married as soon as she can arrange it. With her skillful matchmaking ways, can she convince him to marry before the season is up? She will certainly do her best and then she can turn her talents on her son Theo. After all, Theo has been Charles' shadow since they were in short pants, so if Charles weds then Theo will be easier to convince to do so as well.
Lady Arabella Ross has experienced her share of loss in the past few years and is left with only one family member, her three year old niece Jocelyn. She and little Jocelyn become the wards of Lord and Lady Mason. When Lady Mason becomes ill and can not help her nephew, the Duke of Carrington with a project, Arabella volunteers to assist. His Grace has an empty townhouse that a "friend that he owes a great deal" will soon be moving in to. Her job is to hire staff, have the garden restored and furnish the home for him. When Arabella overhears a conversation between His Grace and Lady Mason's son, she discovers that the house is meant for his soon-to-be-Mistress. She then decides to cause as much mischief as she can for the rogue.