The Conquest of Lady Cassandra

The Conquest of Lady Cassandra

by Madeline Hunter

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As headstrong as she is beautiful, Lady Cassandra Vernham defied convention when she refused to marry the man who had compromised her. Now, estranged from her family, Cassandra struggles to make ends meet. A recent auction of her jewels has brought her a modicum of relief, but one of the most valuable lots was never paid for by the highest bidder: handsome, rakish Viscount Ambury. Cassandra needs that money badly, and not to buy a new hat.

Ambury has only to look at Cassandra to begin imagining her in his bed… He has not settled that outstanding debt for a reason. He suspects that the expensive baubles were stolen, perhaps even by Cassandra herself. Erotic fantasies about her notwithstanding, the vixen is not to be trusted, for she has already destroyed his good friend—the man she refused to marry who later lost his life in a duel, which Ambury suspects was fought over Cassandra. But nothing is as it seems…

As the seductive lord and the scandalous beauty are drawn together, the passion that flares between them will illuminate shocking secrets that will change both their lives forever…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515151114
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Series: Fairbourne Quartet Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 453,519
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Madeline Hunter has published twenty-two critically acclaimed historical romances. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. She has won two RITA Awards and is a seven-time RITA finalist. Madeline holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.

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Praise for The Conquest of Lady Cassandra:

"RITA Award–winning Hunter follows The Surrender of Miss Fairborne (2012) with another stellar Regency-set historical romance that hits all the literary marks. Hunter’s effortlessly elegant writing exudes a wicked sense of wit; her characterization is superbly subtle, and the sexual chemistry she cooks up between her deliciously independent heroine and delightfully sexy hero is pure passion." —Booklist (starred review)

"Intelligent and memorable... [The Conquest of Lady Cassandra] is as smart and sharp as the best of Regency romances can be.  With its tangy dialogue, Pride and Prejudice themes, bits of mystery and nefarious characters, readers may be reminded of Jane Austen." —Romantic Times (Top Pick)

Praise for the novels of Madeline Hunter:
“Hunter’s books are so addictive.”—Publishers Weekly
"Richly spiced with wicked wit and masterfully threaded with danger and desire, the superbly sexy first book in Hunter’s new Regency historical quartet is irresistible and wonderfully entertaining."—Booklist (starred review)
“Hunter's flowery centerpiece will suit every romance table. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
“Hunter gifts readers with a fantastic story that reaches into the heart of relationships and allows her to deliver a deep-sigh read.”—RT Book Reviews

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The Conquest of Lady Cassandra 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Yates, the heir to an earldom, and Cassandra, a lady who is believed to have been the cause of his friend's death by dueling. Cassandra lives on the fringe of respectable society after being "ruined" by failing to marry the gentleman responsible. 6 yrs after her fall from grace, Cassadra starts spending time with Yates as they deal with an issue concerning earrings of hers that he purchased at an auction. She becomes compromised again and agrees to marry him if he will help her with a family problem. They marry and try to navigate their new marriage and deal with family issues from both sides. Excellent primary and subplot. Great character develpment. 4+ steam.
1VAReader More than 1 year ago
Good read with a lady in distress who has a handsome man to rescue her. Typical, but enjoyable also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Much more involved and the inclusion of the historical aspects, art, gems, etc. only enhances it. More please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good in the beggining, faults some in the middle, but ifs good again. I did find the book boring in some parts and somewhat confusing, but still a good read
sallymel More than 1 year ago
Welll written historical romance novel. The mystery and intrigue were marvelously done witha  surprising conclusion that  clears everything up at the end. Madeline Hunter is a wonderful writer. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.   
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Geeat series. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet and charming story. Easy and enjoyable read. Sweet
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Continuastion of "Surrender of Miss Fairbanks." Well done. LORRAINE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this and the first one
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loyalfanCG More than 1 year ago
Being a fan of Madeline Hunter, I am sure this book will be as great if not better than her previous stories, but it is not available until September 25,2012. Not even as a preorder. I would order this book that far in advance if it were available. Why the request for a review? I adore Madeline Hunter and I have most of her work on nook or in paperback.