Widows of the Aristocracy

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

The Gossip of an Earl Publisher's Summary

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The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity - that of Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler. While attending a garden party as Fennington, he meets and falls in love with an earl's daughter. The attraction is mutual, for despite knowing better, Lady Emelia allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow. Who will know but them? 

When the earl asks permission to marry Emelia, her father denies him, requiring him instead to court Emelia for eight weeks. He's only allowed to see her once each week, however. Desperate to spend more time with her, Fennington devises a scheme in which he'll be able to do just that, but in disguise. Emelia will have to meet Mr. Pepperidge in the park once a week to provide him the on-dit she hears whilst paying calls in Mayfair parlors. That, or he'll print the news of her kiss with Fennington in The Tattler! 

Jane Vandermeer, Dowager Countess of Stoneleigh, is considering a move to the Continent - a year of mourning after a loveless marriage has left her wanting something more. When her long lost love, Andrew Burroughs, appears at Lord Weatherstone's ball and informs her he'll be spending the evening - and hopefully the rest of his life - with her in London, the future is suddenly looking bright. That is, until The Tattler prints a report of Andrew kissing Lady Jane in the gardens during the ball. A different Jane. 

Hurt and angered, Jane goes about trying to discover the truth while Andrew is seeing to the restoration of the childhood home he hopes to share with Jane. 

With mistaken identities ruling the reports in The Tattler and a new Gossip Goddess sharing news of obscure aristocrats, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love The Gossip of an Earl? The Tattler knows!

©2016 Linda Rae Sande (P)2017 Linda Rae Sande
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  • Book 1

    • The Gossip of an Earl

    • The Widows of the Aristocracy, Book 1
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity - that of Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler. While attending a garden party as Fennington, he meets and falls in love with an earl's daughter. The attraction is mutual, for despite knowing better, Lady Emelia allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow. Who will know but them? When the earl asks permission to marry Emelia, her father denies him, requiring him instead to court Emelia for eight weeks. He's only allowed to see her once each week, however. Desperate to spend more time with her, Fennington devises a scheme in which he'll be able to do just that, but in disguise. Emelia will have to meet Mr. Pepperidge in the park once a week to provide him the on-dit she hears whilst paying calls in Mayfair parlors. That, or he'll print the news of her kiss with Fennington in The Tattler!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great 5/star listen

    • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Enigma of a Widow

    • The Widows of the Aristocracy, Book 2
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Having lost her husband in the Battle of Ligny, Lady Lydia Barrymore is determined to resume her work for the Foreign Office when her mourning period is over. She's spent a year solving puzzles and assembling dissected maps to maintain her skills. Her first assignment has her perplexed, though - do what she must to help a fellow operative recover his sanity. Although she finds the man rather beautiful, Sir Donald has also proved most annoying.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Secrets of a Viscount

    • The Widows of the Aristocracy, Volume 3
    • By: Linda Rae Sande
    • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Nothing makes a man more lonely than his secrets. The same might be said for women. Godfrey, Viscount Thorncastle, has a secret he’d rather not tell anyone, including the woman for whom he has held a candle for more than 20 years. Elise Burroughs Batey, the widow of Lord Lancaster, has had enough of marriage, but pining for the chance at motherhood, she may just have to consider Godfrey’s proposal. If he can just get it right. The man has some preconceived notions about his true love, none of which are true. But then, she has some of the same notions about him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly sex, little story

    • By Joyce on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95