The Bride Price

The Bride Price

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QuenbyOlson By QuenbyOlson Completed

To save her family from scandal, Emily Collicott must marry.

Ruined in her first season in London, she is given no choice but to wed her father's pick for a husband, or be cast out from her home. Emily agrees to marry William Hazlitt, a man she hardly knows. But William remembers her. Growing up as a tenant on her father's estate, he admired her from afar, their lives kept separate first by class, and then by loss.  

Emily seeks to begin a new life with this quiet man to whom she finds herself wedded. But the scandal she escaped in London soon finds her again, the very man who destroyed her reputation threatening to tear down the happiness she's found with her new husband. To keep from losing everything, she must either make a deal with a devil... or learn how to destroy one.

  • england
  • historical
  • janeausten
  • nineteenthcentury
  • regency
  • romance
  • wattys2017
welshfoxglove welshfoxglove Aug 04, 2017
A lovely first chapter ☺ I can already tell I'm going to enjoy reading this!
SeventyMurphy SeventyMurphy Mar 30, 2017
This is marvelous in every detail! Such a light comedic touch :)
CitizenofTheShire CitizenofTheShire Oct 20, 2017
Yep, everyone's immediately on guard because we know that someone who's that smooth must have a lot of practice
- - Mar 09, 2016
This Lord Marbley tho. <3 <3 <3 I can't wait to read more of this story! Completely intrigued.
silvana_md silvana_md Mar 10, 2016
Wonderful chapter! I danced and had my fair share of punch, and even got struck by so many feathers! Lol. 
                              Marbley seems too good to be true! I'm excited  to discover his true character! I can't wait to read more. :)
Ange_Ackerman Ange_Ackerman May 15, 2016
This is just beautiful... The way you described the entire scene, so vivid. I don't know about Marbley, though, but judging from the blurb...I doubt he's good news. 😒