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The Courtship of Edward Gardiner

(A book in the Sweet Escapes Collection series)
A novel by

Previously published as The Courtship of Edward Gardiner by Nicole Clarkston.

He's been disappointed in love, but she's just the medicine his heart needs.

Edward Gardiner is heartbroken after being rejected by the woman he planned to marry. Desperate for a distraction, he agrees to go on a trip to the north with his brother-in-law, Thomas Bennet, and Bennet's daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. However, while on the trip, Jane falls ill and Edward stays behind with the girls in Lambton, near the beautiful estate of Pemberley. It is here that he meets Madeline Fairbanks, a young woman who has dedicated her life to caring for her father and helping him with his work.

As they care for Jane and get to know each other better, Edward and Madeline begin to develop feelings for each other. Despite the challenges they face and their different backgrounds, they are drawn to each other and find solace in each other's company. As they spend more time together, they can't deny the strong connection they have and the love that blossoms between them.

Against all odds, Edward and Madeline's chance encounter in Lambton blossoms into a sweet and passionate romance. As they navigate the ups and downs of falling in love, they discover that sometimes the greatest love stories begin in the most unexpected places.

The Courtship of Edward Gardiner is a sweet Pride and Prejudice prequel suitable for all audiences and featuring a first chance encounter between young Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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