A Lady's Fate

A Lady's Fate

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Ffion By welshfoxglove Completed

Lady Helena Rowley's fate was sealed before she was born. As the only child of the powerful Earl of Alverton, it is her duty to marry well - a duty she intends to fulfil, even if that means leaving the man she truly loves behind.

But then recently-orphaned Mary Thorpe arrives at Alverton Hall, throwing Helena's plans into total disarray. Loud, blunt and clumsy, Mary is everything a lady shouldn't be, despite Helena's desperate attempts to conceal Mary's peculiar behaviour from their esteemed neighbours.

As if things couldn't get any worse, Mary has a secret - and when the truth is revealed, Helena's life will be turned completely upside-down. Plunged headfirst into an adventure that will take her a world away from the quiet, orderly life she knows, Helena will have no choice but to place her trust in the wild young girl. Forced to be independent for the first time in her life, Helena might just begin to realise that a lady's fate is her own to decide.
                                                   
#43 in Historical Fiction on 02/07/2017.

  • 19th-century
  • adventure
  • earl
  • england
  • escape
  • fate
  • fiction
  • friendship
  • historical
  • lady
  • london
  • maid
  • nobility
  • regency
  • regency-romance
  • romance
  • secret
  • travel
  • wattys2017
EmmaCalder EmmaCalder Apr 23
I think Margaret's pregnant... but I don't get why they have to part ways? Well, I guess I'll just have to wait and see :-)
NiliAdler NiliAdler Sep 20
Margaret is Pregnant and Mary is on her way to Marry someone.
cmwinter62 cmwinter62 May 02
This is a very exciting beginning. Can't wait to read the rest of the book. I'm on the edge of my seat. What next awaits these ladies?
I love the start that you're off to! I am getting serious Wurthering Heights vibes from this story!!
I love the alliteration here. "A last, lingering look" is particularly lovely
BlackButterflyRose48 BlackButterflyRose48 Dec 13, 2016
I  am getting excited!! Brilliant start... I think Margaret is pregnant.