Essex Sisters

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212 ratings

Much Ado About You Publisher's Summary

When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun!

Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters - beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen, and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away.

Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid - one of London's most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He's delicious, Annabel points out. And he's rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love....

©2005 Eloisa James (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

    • Much Ado About You

    • Essex Sisters, Book 1
    • By: Eloisa James
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away. Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid - one of London's most infamous rakes. Tess consents to marry him, but it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little Women Meets Much Ado and Mustang Wild

    • By Skipper on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • Kiss Me, Annabel

    • Essex Sisters, Book 2
    • By: Eloisa James
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    The rules of marriage according to Miss Annabel Essex. A husband must be rich, English, and amiable. Good-looking and intelligent would be nice, but not necessary.... She's found just the man! And her chosen spouse is nothing like the Scottish Earl of Ardmore, who has nothing but his gorgeous eyes and his brain - and his kisses. So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking they're man and wife?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story

    • By Cam on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • The Taming of the Duke

    • Essex Sisters, Book 3
    • By: Eloisa James
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover: discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read it first, then bought the audio

    • By Terijo on 03-02-12

    Regular price: $23.08

  • Book 4

    • Pleasure for Pleasure

    • Essex Sisters, Book 4
    • By: Eloisa James
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty, unconventional Josie does what no proper young lady should - she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss . . . and is caught!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection!

    • By Libby on 05-30-12

    Regular price: $23.08