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LADY BRIDGET'S DIARY
Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #1
Maya Rodale
Releasing February 23rd, 2016
Avon Books


In the first hilarious entry in her brand new series, USA Today bestselling author Maya Rodale re-invents a love story we all know and cherish.

Lord Darcy is the epitome of perfect

Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper and horrified that a pack of Americans have inherited one of England’s most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restraint and better judgment fly out the window when he finds himself with the maddening American girl next door.

Lady Bridget is the opposite of perfect

Lady Bridget Cavendish has grand-but thwarted-plans to become a Perfect Lady and take the haute ton by storm. In her diary, Bridget records her disastrous attempts to assimilate in London high society, her adoration of the handsome rogue next door, her loathing of the Dreadful Lord Darcy and some truly scandalous secrets that could ruin them all.

They cannot stand each other-and yet they cannot stay away


It was loathing at first sight for Lady Bridget and Lord Darcy. But their paths keep crossing...and somehow involve kissing. When Lady Bridget’s diary goes missing, both Darcy and Bridget must decide what matters most of all-a sterling reputation or a perfectly imperfect love.



Excerpts (Please choose one)
Excerpt #1
The London Weekly
Fashionable Intelligence
By A Lady of Distinction
All of London is talking about one thing and one thing only: the arrival of the seventh Duke of Durham. His Grace, we are told, hails from America, of all places in the world, which begs the question of how this came to be.
Older readers—or younger readers who bother to visit their aged relatives and actually listen to them speak of scandals from days of yore—will recollect the Great Scandal of 1784 in which the sixth duke’s brother, the Lord Harry Cavendish, beloved rake, absconded to America with the duke’s prize horse. This horse-thieving younger brother had done a stint in the army, as second sons are wont to do, especially when they are so obviously unsuited to clergy. Whilst stationed in the colonies, he happened to fall in love with an American woman. It was a love so great that he would forsake family, country, membership at White’s, and a voucher for Almack’s.
After extensive sleuthing this author has been able to determine that Lord Harry Cavendish established a farm in Maryland where he bred and trained racehorses, raised his family and refused to use his title. His son, the new Duke of Durham, followed in his footsteps.
So yes, dear readers, a horse farmer from the colonies now holds one of the loftiest titles in England. His arrival is expected any day now and this author has it on excellent authority that he is bringing three sisters of marriageable age. Let there be no conversations about a dull season, for this one is sure to be most entertaining . . .
My Thoughts
It is not enough that Lady Bridget Cavendish is an American.
Or that she seems to flout the rules of propriety as prescribed by the ton.
Or that she manages to find herself flat on her back in the middle of a ballroom.
Oh no!
It seems that Lady Bridget Cavendish is destined to become the talk of the ton, not for
what people know of her.
But for her secrets!
For her diary!
 
Lady Bridget's Diary brings a winsome charm and a irresistible freshness
to Regency.   
The fact that Bridget Cavendish has been thrown headlong into the pomp, circumstance, gossip, lies, and truths of the English aristocracy,
makes her bungles, blunders, and dilemmas all the more enticing to readers.

This story appeals to the part of readers that longs to be a part of the secret.
As the secrets compile, and the stakes rise for both Bridget and her family,
leading man Darcy is allowed to come to the fore.

This is a wonderfully light and entertaining read.
One sure to captivate and enchant with humor, heart, secrets, and love.
             


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Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and it wasn’t long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


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  1. Thank you so much for featuring LADY BRIDGET'S DIARY!

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