A beautiful duchess mourns for her beloved.
A sun-bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthright.
Disparate souls in need of love and renewal.
Paths cross and the journey begins...
Hampshire, England, 1777: Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, emerges from despair after the death of her husband and soul mate to unexpectedly find love again.
AWARDS FOR THIS BOOK
2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
2012 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist
2012 RONE Awards Finalist
Series: Stand-alone third book in the highly acclaimed ROXTON family saga
Classification: Parental Guidance Recommended (mild sensuality)
Length: Full-length novel (131,000 words, about 520 printed pages)
Edition: Revised, re-edited, and re-covered in 2014
Style: Classic romance with a modern voice
AUTUMN DUCHESS is a stand-alone novel, but many readers enjoy it as part of a series: Lucinda's characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world and all books cross-reference people and events throughout. You can explore the details and delve deeper into the history within each book by visiting LucindaBrantAuthor on Pinterest. Should you wish to read the books in chronological order, here is the sequence:
Roxton Family Saga
1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia)
1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb)
1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon)
1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory)
1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) In progress
1780s SATYR’S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa) In progress
ETERNALLY YOURS: Roxton Letters Volume One (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 1–3)
FOREVER REMAIN: Roxton Letters Volume Two (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 4–6) In progress
Salt Hendon Series
1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane)
1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline)
1767 A FAIRY CHRISTMAS (Kitty and Tom); a short story in SILVER BELLS COLLECTION, a Timeless Romance anthology
Alec Halsey Mystery Series
Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem)
Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda)
Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) In progress
Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Evil lurks in Edinburgh) In progress
“Seldom has history and romance melded together with such beauty and delectable deliciousness than this! Pitch perfect yumminess from one of the brightest stars on the horizon!” — TJ Mackay: 5 STAR Crowned Heart Review, InD'Tale magazine
“Once again Lucinda Brant provides the reader with an extraordinary look into polite society of years gone by. No lack for adventure and suspense in her latest foray into London’s society. AUTMN DUCHESS definitely moves up the ranks to one of my historical romance favorites” — SWurman: 5 STAR Top Pick Night Owl Reviews
“Lucinda Brant is gifted in weaving both story and history into a compelling read. Passion is the keynote of this novel: abundantly clear in the passion of the main characters, the robust energy of the age, and the pulse of action that creates an energetic and well-paced novel. The author has a wonderful turn of phrase, creating a sense of the opulence and oftentimes excessive luxuriance of the era. Food, drink, clothing, entertainment, and appetites are all described in glowing detail in an era that celebrated abundance and sensual gratification. Highly recommended.” — Fiona Ingram: 5 STARS, a Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist
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