The Sisters of the Aristocracy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

The Story of a Baron Publisher's Summary

What will you discover when you read between the lines?

Jeffrey Althorpe is in need of more income for the struggling Sommers barony. As a peer of the realm, he's not allowed to work, but if he's able to earn money from a book he's written - anonymously, of course - no one will be wiser. A dowry would be easier, but then he would have to find a woman willing to marry a baron.

While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She's about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He's intent on buying the very same book, but there's only the one copy.

Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story - without letting on he's the author - Jeffrey suggests they read it together. Evangeline's sterling reputation could use a bit of scandal, she decides, and so she agrees to Lord Sommer's proposal.

As the two read The Story a Baron, Evangeline realizes some of the characters and settings are just a bit too familiar. And a bit too close to home. Was she the inspiration for the baron's secret love, a bold, brash woman whose reputation is in tatters?

With her own reputation suddenly in question, Evangeline finds her life imitating art. How can the book have a happy ending when she wishes she'd never purchased The Story of a Baron?

©2014 Linda Rae Sande (P)2015 Linda Rae Sande
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  • Book 1

    • The Story of a Baron

    • The Sisters of the Aristocracy, Book 1
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She's about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He's intent on buying the very same book, but there's only the one copy. Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story - without letting on he's the author - Jeffrey suggests they read it together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This was an okay story.

    • By Melissa and Josh on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Passion of a Marquess

    • The Sisters of the Aristocracy, Book 2
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After four Seasons and no prospects, Lady Samantha is resigned to life as a spinster. Her aunt, Caroline Fitzsimmons, Viscountess Chamberlain, has another option in mind - she insists they set sail to Italy for a tour she hopes might allow her charge to meet and marry a European aristocrat. His coal mines having suffered a multitude of disasters, Ethan Range, Marquess of Plymouth, is determined to secure a recent invention from an Italian count to alleviate the danger of fires.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wordy

    • By artsbg on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Desire of a Lady

    • The Sisters of the Aristocracy, Book 3
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    If a maid wants nothing but a husband, how can a brother give her everything? As the illegitimate daughter of an earl, Lily Harkins spent her early years toiling as a scullery maid and later as a lady's maid. When her brother, Gabriel Wellingham, paid a call to claim her as his sister, Lily was surprised and a bit overwhelmed. With recognition as the Earl of Trenton's half-sister came the responsibility to learn the ways of the ton as well as the promise of a substantial dowry - an irresistible draw for many a man who might require the income to pay off gambling debts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable!

    • By John H. on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95