🏆 2023 BIBA® Regency Romance Winner!
A brooding viscount carries the weight of his dead father’s misdeeds. An unassuming young woman who knows more than she lets on. A marriage of convenience that comes to blows in the boxing ring.
One morning, for reasons of his own, Lord Andrepont proposes marriage to the first eligible woman he sees: Miss Pearl Arthur, the younger sister of his good friend, the prizefighter John Arthur. She’s barely said a word in his presence, but of course she’ll accept: he’s everything women like her dream about: wealthy, titled, handsome. The marriage will be easy—he’ll go his way, and she’ll go hers.
Pearl Arthur has never had a home. Bounced from family to family as a child, Pearl has always been an afterthought. When Lord Andrepont—a handsome man whose brooding rivals her sister-in-law’s moodiness—proposes, how can she not accept? She could finally find a home of her own. A place to call hers. And dare she think it? A family?
But when Pearl arrives as the new Lady Andrepont, nothing is as it seems. Can Pearl build a life in a house with secrets hidden in every corner?
Edie Cay writes Regency Historical Romance about women’s boxing. Her book The Boxer And The Blacksmith won the Best Indie Book Award for Historical Romance in 2021.
She’s contributed to anthologies such as UNLOCKED, THE GRAND MISTLETOE ASSEMBLY, and the forthcoming BENEATH A MIDWINTER MOON. Her next series, The Ladies Alpine Society will be published by Dragonblade in August 2024.
She obtained dual BAs in Creative Writing and in Music, and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. As a speaker, she has presented at Jolabokaflod PDX, Historical Novel Society North America, Sunrise Rotary, Regency Fiction Writers, the History Quill, Chicago-North Spring Fling, Northern Hearts conference, and the Historical Romance Retreat. She is a member of ALLi, The Regency Fiction Writers, the Historical Novel Society, and a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers.