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Miss Darby's Debut

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MISS DARBY'S DEBUT is a traditional, sweet, clean Regency Romance set in Regency England. Nineteen-year-old Tessa Darby grew up in American and has come to England to escape the tyranny of a cruel step-father. 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 but his mother is only interested in bringing Miss Darby out. Tessa thinks Lord Penwyck is the most self-righteous man she has ever 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 desirable of men.

Harrison Belmour is having the devil of a time controlling the deplorable behavior of his mother's houseguest, the beautiful auburn-haired Miss Darby. The stubborn chit simply will not take direction and the last thing the aristocratic family needs is another scandal! Still, the earl has to admit there is something refreshingly tantalizing about a beautiful woman who is also intelligent and principled. He cannot believe he is falling in love with the willful American girl, even as 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 sweet, clean Regency romances of Bridget Barton, Sarah Ladd, Caroline Miller, Heidi Ashworth, and Joan Smith, you'll enjoy Marilyn Clay's clean, sweet, and always amusing Regency romances, all suitable for teen readers. Marilyn Clay's Regencies never contain any violence, graphic scenes, or strong language.

(Author Note: Ebook editions of MISS DARBY'S DEBUT were also released as THE HYDE PARK SPECTACLE and THE UPPITY EARL.)

Marilyn Clay's most recent Regency novels include the critically acclaimed Miss Juliette Abbott Regency-set cozy mystery series; Book 1, MURDER AT MORLAND MANOR, Book 2, MURDER IN MAYFAIR and Book 3, MURDER IN MARGATE. All are available in both print and Ebook online. Watch for Book 4 in the Juliette Abbott Regency-set Murder Mystery series, MURDER AT MEDLEY PARK, coming in 2018. All of the Juliette Abbott Regency Mysteries are available in both print and Ebook online.

Marilyn Clay's recent historical suspense novels include DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel, originally released in hardcover and now available as an Ebook (also released in Ebook as DANGEROUS SECRETS); A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES: A Jamestown Novel, published in print and Ebook. Also released in Ebook as DANGEROUS SECRETS and SECRETS AND LIES.

Another popular historical suspense novel by Marilyn Clay is BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY, set in Philadelphia in 1776. Quaker Betsy Ross sets out to uncover who killed her beloved husband John Ross, but is instead drawn into the dangerous and confusing underworld of spies and double agents. Available in both print and e-book.

Multi-published, best-selling author MARILYN CLAY is a highly respected historian of the English Regency. For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter containing well-researched articles covering all aspects of the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. Back issues of The Regency Plume are still available from The Regency Plume website.

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 as have many of her Regencies. 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA