M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor. The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward. The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.

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The Deception

Like her sisters, Abigail Beverley is obsessed with winning back Mannerling, the ancestral home--no matter what it takes. But marrying Harry Devers, the rakish and repugnant son of the manor's present owner, isn't an appealing option. Marrying the handsome Lord Burfield, just back from the war, is far more appealing.

But then the intolerable Harry Devers suffers a fall from a horse--and is forced to recover with Abigail's family. When Abigail's twin sister Rachel nurses him back to health, Harry proposes marriage--but Rachel has doubts. Determined to win back Mannerling once and for all--and not by marrying Harry--Abigail launches an audacious plan that's sure to keep you turning pages.

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The Marquis Takes a Bride

Miss Jennie Bemyss was in a position that any intelligent young lady would envy. The wealthy, worldly Marquis of Charrington proposed a marriage of convenience that would leave him free to pursue his pleasures, and leave Jennie free of his undoubtedly depraved desires. At the same time, handsome charming Guy Chalmers, whom Jennie had loved since childhood, proposed to aid her in enjoying her freedom to the fullest. Jennie should have felt relief at being left alone at last by a man whom she should properly despise. She should have felt even happier to be courted by a man whom she had so long adored. Why, then, did she feel so confused…?
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Quadrille

Everyone in bon ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she would try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband’s attention. Until she learned that two could play at that particular game.
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