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Despised and Desired

The Marquess' Passionate Wife
(The fifth book in the Love's Second Chance series)
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“A heart-warming, sigh-worthy romance.” – Collette Cameron, USA Today bestselling author

War hero Frederick Lancaster never intended to become the Marquess of Elmridge. When his mother picks scarred spinster Ellie Munford as his bride, he doesn’t expect romance — but together they might find love and healing in each other’s arms. A captivating Regency romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Bree Wolf

England 1806: SIR FREDERICK LANCASTER returns from the war with France a broken man, guilt-ridden over the loss of a friend who has been like a brother to him all his life. Then tragedy strikes again, plunging Frederick into a darkness he fears he will never escape, and forces on him a life he never wanted.

As the new Marquess of Elmridge, he is duty-bound to find a wife and father an heir before returning to the battlefield to meet his deserved end. Frederick’s mother, however, has other plans and, thus, chooses spinster ELSBETH MUNFORD to be his bride.

After a transformative accident almost took her life, Ellie's beauty is tainted by scars, ensuring her a place on the shelf as far as society is concerned. Still, despite the tragedy she has suffered, Ellie remains a vivacious and caring young woman, who refuses to do one thing: give up…on herself or anyone else. Least of all her new husband, a man she has secretly loved for as long as she can remember.

Before Frederick knows what is happening, he catches himself thinking of his new wife day and night. Her gentle kindness and unfaltering strength call to him, stir his pulse and awaken a long forgotten yearning for love…and life.

But what about the last step of his plan? Will Ellie find herself a widow soon? Or will Frederick risk everything and open his heart to her?

If you enjoy marriage of convenience stories with a touch of mystery, a dash of humor as well as deep, heartfelt emotions, then you’ll love this installment of Bree Wolf’s emotionally charged Love’s Second Chance Series. Grab a copy of DESPISED AND DESIRED, a cup of tea to go with it and settle into your favorite reading spot for a swoon-worthy romance that will touch your heart and stir your soul!

Genre: Historical Romance

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