Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle, but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of numerous novels which span genres from paranormal romance to historical fiction. She earned a BS in elementary education from Weber State University, and in 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State Award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released, and she loves to read, write, travel, and research. Nancy lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband and children and their Siberian Husky.
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"Someone—a lady—says she's here to take you back to Stansworth house.""What the devil," Jack cursed and threw an armload of personal objects into his trunk. He'd said his farewells earlier in the day to his shipmates, and had already spent a fair amount of time the night before with his captain, complaining about his lot and attempting to drown his sorrows in stiff drink. All it had gotten him was a blazing headache and a shorter fuse."Let her in, then," Jack said over his shoulder to Pug, who finally turned with a shrug. The boy returned moments later with a delicate vision of loveliness in a light spring dress and a beribboned and lacy bonnet. She had no business being dockside, let alone aboard The Flying Gull. A young maid and tall footman hovered just outside the cramped cabin in the equally cramped companionway.This should be most interesting.Jack straightened to his full height and had the momentary satisfaction of seeing his guest's eyes widen slightly before she recovered herself and managed a smile."Mr. Elliot, then?" She stepped forward and extended her gloved hand. "My name is Lady Ivy Carlisle, daughter of Lord and Lady Carlisle, and I have been asked by your grandfather to…to…""Make a gentleman out of me?" he said flatly."Well, I'm certain you are already well on your way," she said and swallowed visibly. "Perhaps you might benefit from a few tips and suggestions. I understand your launch into society will formally occur at a ball once the Season is in full swing in one month's time."The lady was smooth, he'd give her that much. She was clearly nervous but managed to deliver her little speech with all the polish he would expect of a person of quality. It irritated him to no end.
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