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Who's ready for Lucius & Ellie's story?

July 19th!


The death of a friend leads the cautious Eleanor Spencer to reevaluate her life. In a rare impulse, she kisses the man of her dreams—her best friend’s older brother. The moment of madness gives her courage to take more chances. This spring, she will finally travel to London for the social season. All she needs is to compile a list of adventures to complete. At the top of her list? Kiss Lucius Grisham again…

Barely surviving since his father severed his funds, Lucius Grisham works two respectable jobs, and one decidedly disreputable job, just to keep up critical appearances. When Ellie becomes the target of a sordid bet made by his rakehell friends, Lucius must step in to protect his sister’s friend. As he finds himself pulled into helping Ellie with her list of adventures, he is surprised to find his jaded heart tempted by the innocent beauty. But Ellie Spencer is far too good for a scoundrel like him.

Ellie will endanger both her heart and her virtue to make Lucius hers. Can Lucius become the man Ellie believes him to be?

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A Perfect Engagement


Bookbub reviewer

Ms. Kratovil’s story telling talent and writing skill has produced a thoroughly enjoyable and very entertaining tale that I highly recommend. It is the initial novel in her “The Maidens of Marbury” series and I eagerly await the next book in the series.


Goodreads reviewer

"A sparkling historical romance, Karla Kratovil's A Perfect Engagement is a delightful Regency tale with a wonderful heroine, an honorable and charismatic hero and plenty of high society hi-jinks, delicious humor, tender passion and intense emotion to keep readers avidly turning the pages."

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Amazon reviewer

An amazing historical romance with twins that may have switched places one time too many. With strong characters, wonderful writing, and interesting surprise this is one great story.

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