Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance

Rated 4.50/5 based on 16 reviews
Twelve-year-old Deborah is married off at midnight to sixteen-year-old Julian, the handsome but volatile heir to the Roxton Dukedom, who then disappears from her life. Nine years later, Julian returns incognito to consummate his marriage before Deborah can be seduced by Julian’s nemesis and half-brother. Can Deborah forgive Julian’s cruel deception? Sequel to the prizewinning NOBLE SATYR More

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About Lucinda Brant

New to my novels?
I write Georgian historical romance and crimance—crime with lashings of romance. All my books are set in the 18th Century, spanning 1740 to early 1780s England, with occasional crossings to the France of Louis XV.

Are they for you?
f you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then give my books a try. You'll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting. They don't conform to genre formulas and have been described as “a throwback to the Golden Age of romance, but with a modern voice” and “heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after”. Historical detail is important to me but above all I want you to be entertained.

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Reviews

Review by: Zak on May 30, 2014 :
Loved it......the plot was very good and characters well written.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lionrhod on Dec. 20, 2013 :
One of the better romances I've read in a long time. Intriguing and original setup and believable characters. Well done.
(review of free book)

Review by: Bonnie R. on Oct. 05, 2013 :
Good read but everything happened so fast that it made want to stop reading. I loved it but it just wasn't paced well enough.
(review of free book)

Review by: Midu Hadi on Sep. 09, 2013 :
*Well written & well edited
* Free on Smashwords
* Cute romance with a misunderstood rakish hero & a different from other girls heroine with a tarnished reputation.
* I liked how the couple overcame all the odds which led to a happy, if typical, ending.
(review of free book)

Review by: sharon tipton on Aug. 15, 2013 :
Just finished this book and really liked it. Looking forward to reading the test of the series.highly recomend
(review of free book)

Review by: John Whelan on May 11, 2013 :
Interesting plot.
(review of free book)

Review by: Lydia Gastrell on May 01, 2013 :
Magnificent! It's been a while since I read something that actually had a surprising plot line. This truly had me in constant suspense. The writing is very well done and the historical accuracy is impressive. Even the "good" characters demonstrate a shocking level of class-snobbery, which is perfect! They should. It is the the mid 18th century, after all. I do not exaggerate when I say that this is on par with Dangerous Liaisons, though there is no sex (only alluded to). Wonderful book!
(review of free book)

Review by: Larisa LaBrant on April 02, 2013 :
Just finished reading this...at 2am. Once you start reading be prepared to wander your house, nose-to-nook (or book), until the story wraps up in well laced flounce.

Pitch perfect, convoluted enough for the outcomes to be a surprise, with true to period attitudes in the glorious settings of Bath & Paris.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Birdie on Jan. 13, 2013 :
Amazing Plot.
(review of free book)

Review by: mimi omo on Dec. 21, 2012 :
Great story!
(review of free book)

Review by: mimi omo on Dec. 21, 2012 :
I could not stop reading once I started!
(review of free book)

Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 20, 2012 :
Very fun, great story.
(review of free book)

Review by: Carol on June 28, 2011 :
This sequel to Noble Satyr is even better. I was surprised to find that what I thought to be an unlikely plot element (the childhood marriage) actually was based on an actual event. Good characters, well-written.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Barbara Bartholomew on March 29, 2011 :
A well-written and most entertaining historical romance that I enjoyed very much. The characters come alive and there is plenty of action to keep the plot moving. I will be interested in reading other books by this fine author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Andrea Grant on Dec. 11, 2010 :
This stand-alone sequel to Noble Satyr kept me up half the night I wanted so badly to find out what happened next. It takes place in Bath and then Paris and like Lucinda Brant's novel Salt Bride, it is that little bit different from the usual fare dished up as historical romances that it rises above the rest. Can't put my finger on it, perhaps the writing style, the setting, well drawn characters?
There is lots of emotional roller coasting and because I enjoyed Noble Satyr so much I felt I had a vested interest in this story about Roxton and Antonia's son Julian. You can read this as a stand alone novel, so if you read this first, then do read Noble Satyr as it is well worth it and you won't be disappointed.
A very satisfying and pleasurable read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Pam Castleman on Nov. 23, 2010 :
If you are a historical romance fan, you've got to read Lucinda Brant's books. This sequel to Noble Satyr is a great read. I can't wait to read Salt Bride.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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