Son, I Like Your Dress: Meredith Guest
Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke? Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past. The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster-father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn´t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies´ Wagering Whist Society. The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the ´´proper´´ way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he´s hired as his sister´s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much. When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy? It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies´ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.
Anna has waited a long time to fall in love, and now that she has, she´s not going to let her boyfriend Charlie´s mother stand in her way. Meredith Granger is frighteningly well-cultured and impossible to impress. So far, Anna hasn´t even been allowed to meet her. But when Charlie leaves the country on business for the summer, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands. Reinventing herself from top to toe, Anna embraces a whole new life. Garden parties, Sunday tennis, little vintage dresses from Laura Ashley - it seems almost too easy. It´s only when she tails Meredith on an Art Explorers´ trip to Andalucía that she wonders if things might be rather more difficult. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000104/bk_howe_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.