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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To Dream of Love

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Must one sister suffer in poverty while the other sister lives in the lap of luxury? This question plagued Harriet Clifton incessantly. Inviting herself to her widowed sister Cordelia’s posh London townhouse for the season was surely the only way to meet a suitable partner - as well as to escape droughty old Pringle House forever. The vain Cordelia was meanwhile casting her net for the notorious Marquess of Arden, a man who preferred to court a mistress rather than wed a wife. Who would have believed that the Marquess would succumb to Harriet’s countrified charms? Or that Cordelia would stoop quite so low as to try to conquer the Marquess at her own sister’s expense.
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Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace

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With the Poor Relation Hotel in London losing money, Eliza Budley visits the rich, reputedly ailing Marquess of Peterhouse disguised as a relative in order to swipe his jewels, but the handsome, healthy Marquess forces her to reveal herself.
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Plain Jane

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Number 67 Clarges Street- that good address in London’s fashionable Mayfair with a dubious past and lovably eccentric staff—is once again the focus of romance and intrigue in this second volume of the series A House for the Season. The Hart sisters—beautiful and socially ambitious Euphemia and her younger sister, Jane—enter a world of balls, coming-out parties, and courtship when they take up residence in the house with the hope of finding suitable husbands. But Number 67 has been deemed unlucky due to a long history of tragedy, including the mysterious death of a young and desirable past tenant, Clara. "Little Jane," constantly overshadowed by her gorgeous sister, turns away from the London social scene and concentrates on solving the mystery behind Clara’s death. Her search leads to a discovery of danger, deceit, and romance as she works alongside the eligible and dashing Lord Tregarthan to unravel the baffling case.
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