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A Scandalous Matter

(The third book in the Magic of Love series)
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Winner of the Publishers Weekly 2017 BookLife Prize in the romance category.

A Regency-to-present time travel romance in which a scandal-scarred Regency lady leaps forward to modern-day Virginia in search of the education and independence she's always wanted, only to entangle herself with a career-consumed computer science professor.

"This is the perfect marriage between a contemporary romance and a Regency. The miscommunications that result from the clashing world views, so well captured in the prose, are by turn humorous and tear-jerking. While time-travel romances are not uncommon, this combination of elements--a magical manuscript that creates the spark of true love, a passionate woman so devastated by the scandals of her past that she'll run away to the future for a chance at independence and happiness, and a workaholic whose kind heart only needs to open up to find true happiness--works together in a unique and satisfying way...A satisfying mash-up of contemporary romance and Regency with a determinedly independent heroine and a workaholic-with-a-heart-of-gold sure to please fans of both subgenres." - Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize

"An extremely clever time-travel romance that has you rooting for the intelligent, earnest heroine from the first page of her amazing, magical love story." - Award-winning romance author Rebekah Weatherspoon


What if your soul mate doesn't want Happily Ever After?

Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal's shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That's all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia--and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor.

Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love--no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown--and uncomfortable.

Can past and present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?


Genre: Time travel romance
Magic of Love Book 3: 407 pages


Don't miss A Man of Character and A Matter of Time, the first two award-winning titles in the Magic of Love series!

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A Matter of Time: What if a magical manuscript threw you into the arms of your personal Mr. Darcy?

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