The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna

The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna

by Christina McKnight


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Quick-witted hellion Lucianna Constantine has no doubt who was responsible for the death of her dear friend. And she will stop at nothing to expose his transgressions-and those of every despicable man in London. Lucianna has witnessed the cruelty of London's beau monde her entire life...starting with her own father. So she is more than willing to singlehandedly take down every vile man that crosses her path.

Roderick Crofton, the Duke of Montrose, had his entire family fortune stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. After a scandalous article surfaces in the London Daily Gazette, written by the notorious Mayfair Confidential columnist, Roderick finds himself financially destitute, without a betrothed, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. With little option left, Roderick has only one choice: find another wealthy heiress to wed. His quest brings him to Lady Lucianna Constantine, and soon, he can't deny that he wants her for more than just her dowry.

However, Luci has secrets that could change everything. And when Roderick uncovers what those confidences entail, it could mean misfortune for all involved.

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ISBN-13: 9781945089190
Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2017
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
julieford More than 1 year ago
The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna is the second in The Undaunted Debutantes trilogy and the story line continues to entertain and draw the reader in. Lady Lucianna and Roderick, the Duke of Montrose meet by chance in a fencing salon but their paths have crossed in the past when Luci and her friends wrote an article for Mayfair Confidential exposing Roderick as a rake cheating on his fiancé. Roderick loses his fiancé and the finances that could have helped him. As the two continue to cross paths, the sparks fly, desires flare and they come together to help each other while falling in love. This was a lovely, quick read that contains a love story with a touch of drama and intrigue. The characters are entertaining, the story fluid.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna by Christina McKnight is an interesting Regency Romance. #2 in "The Undaunted Debutantes", while can be read as a stand alone, I'd suggest reading #1 first, only to get the back story of these ladies. Not necessary to follow this story. Lucianna Constantine, quick-witted, head-strong, independent, determine to prove who murdered her dear friend with the help of her other friends and she writes a column for the notorious Mayfair Confidential, as a columnist she understands the beau monde is cruel, scandalous and has many unscrupulous men. The Duke of Montrose, Roderick Crofton, was left financially destitute, his betrothed gone, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. His entire family's fortune was stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. So what can a Duke do....marry a wealthy heiress, enter....Lucianna. A quick read with an enjoyable cast of characters. The plot was interesting with less danger, suspense and mystery but with more romance than the previous book, "The Diappearance of Lady Edith". However, I found Lucianna and Roderick's story to be one of love, and trust with secrets that could destroy so many innocent lives, as while as their own HEA. Steady paced, and well written with a few twists and turns. Ms. Christina McKnight writes with passion and emotions, the reader can't help but be drawn into her story, Lucianna and Roderick's story was no different. I enjoyed watching these two characters work out their differences to find love, and happiness. Another great read by Christina McKnight! I can't wait to read Lady Ophelia's story, coming soon. Pick up your copy of this exciting series. Rating: 4 Heat rating: Sweet to very Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
Rules640 More than 1 year ago
This is second book that I have read from this author, and now I can safely say that I have totally become fan. Having said that I would like mention that I loved The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna a bit less than The Disappearance of Lady Edith, maybe because The Disappearance of Lady Edith had a lot of mystery and I always had a soft corner for anything suspense or mystery but this book didn't have even a little bit of mystery that could be called significant. Now jumping straight to the main characters. I loved both Lucianna and Roderick even more Lucianna. Lucianna is beautiful, witty, brave and someone who won't allow any man to dictate her life. Then comes Roderick, he is a perfect gentlemen who loved Lucianna fearlessly and was always ready to save Lucianna whenever needed. This book is written in third person, with the narrative shifting between two point of views (Lucianna and Roderick). Like her previous book the author did a really good work in expressing both the character's emotions. Through course of the novel, there were some really funny moments that made me laugh out loud.  But mostly it was a heartwarming, romantic tale that made me feel happy. I definitely enjoyed this love story of Lucianna and Roderick. Now I rooting for the last installment of The Undaunted Debutante series that will mark the end of the mystery surrounding Tilda's death and reveal the murderer. I can't wait to read who it is. I would like to recommend this book to all historical romance lovers.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
What draws me to author Christina McKnight is one trait above all else. She doesn't write victims, she creates heroines. Her female leads are spirited individuals with the brains to fight for themselves instead of playing the damsel in distress. Of course, in the case of Lucianna that proved to be somewhat of a negative trait, because she lead with her heart instead of the facts. A painful tragedy has set her on a course that could prove to be her undoing. The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna is a story of survival that romances, intrigues and captivates.