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Miss Darby's Debut

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MISS DARBY'S DEBUT is a traditional, sweet, clean Regency Romance novel set in Regency England. The story takes places in London.

Nineteen-year-old Tessa Darby grew up in American and has come to England to escape the tyranny of a cruel step-father; and make a fresh start in her birth country. Harrison Belmour, the fifth Earl of Penwyck, and member of the House of Lords, is the very sort of influential gentleman Tessa wishes to meet and it is his mother who wishes to bring Miss Darby out. But a more self-righteous man Tessa has never met! The exasperating earl simply cannot tolerate a woman interested in anything beyond soirees and new bonnets! If only her narrow-minded nemesis were also not the most educated, principled, and desirable of men.

Harrison Belmour is having the devil of a time controlling the deplorable behavior of his mother's houseguest, the auburn-haired, out-spoken Miss Darby. The stubborn Miss Darby simply will not take direction and the last thing the aristocratic Belmour family needs is another scandal! Still, the earl has to admit there is something refreshingly tantalizing about a beautiful woman who is also intelligent. But, he refuses to believe that he is falling in love with the willful American chit, even if he continues to reflect on what a perfect countess she would make!

"Another unusual plot from the talented pen of Marilyn Clay! I loved both Tessa and the Earl of Penwyck. Readers will laugh aloud at the dance lesson!" - Regency author, Melissa Frederick.

If you enjoy the traditional Regency romances of Candice Hern, Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, Emily Hendrickson, Gayle Buck, Mary Balogh, Patricia Rice, and Joan Smith, you'll like the clean, sweet, and always amusing Regencies by Marilyn Clay. All of Ms. Clay's novels are suitable for teen readers.

Look for others of Marilyn Clay's Regency romance novels, all of which were originally published in print. THE WRONG MISS FAIRFAX was recently named to Amazon's Top 100 Best-Selling Ebooks list.

MARILYN CLAY is an award-winning, multi-published author and respected historian of the Regency period in English history. For sixteen years, she published and edited The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter containing well-researched articles useful to writers, historians and people interested in all aspects of the English Regency. All back issues of The Regency Plume Newsletter are still available from The Regency Plume website.

Marilyn Clay's most recent published books are historical romantic suspense novels set in the New World in the early 1600s. DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel, was a hardcover release in July 2010 from Five Star Gale with a large-print edition released in December 2010. An e-version of DECEPTIONS is now available online.

DANGEROUS SECRETS: A Jamestown Historical Suspense Novel was released in 2012 in hardcover and features some of the same characters as DECEPTIONS. An E-version of DANGEROUS SECRETS is now available online. The paperback print edition is titled A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES.

BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY was recently released from Mayfair Mysteries and is the only novel ever published that features American icon Betsy Ross as heroine.

STALKING A KILLER, a contemporary murder mystery by Marilyn Clay was also released in print from Mayfair Mysteries and is now available online as an ebook.

All of Marilyn Clay's non-fiction titles, 18th and 19th ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA, A HISTORY OF THE WATER CLOSET and three books on REGENCY PERIOD FURNITURE have attained Best-Seller status on Amazon. For additional information about author Marilyn Clay, visit The Regency Plume website, or Marilyn Clay Author.


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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Miss Darby's Debut (Zebra Regency Romance)
Author(s): Kensington
ISBN: 0-8217-6357-1 / 978-0-8217-6357-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: MISS DARBY'S DEBUT: A Sweet, Clean Regency Romance
Author(s): Marilyn Clay
Publisher: Marilyn Clay
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