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MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE: A Georgian Historical Romance

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Roxton Family Saga Series Book Two: 1770 Bath & Paris. Deborah Cavendish & Julian, Marquis of Alston's story. Two noble teenagers married against their will. Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events. Disgraced, Julian is banished to the Continent. 9 yrs later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist, later discover it's Julian returned incognito! Can Deb forgive his cruel deception? Can their marriage survive beyond seduction? NOR 5★ Top Pick. 2013 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Medal Winner!

Viola d'amore - is is a 7- or 6-stringed musical instrument with sympathetic strings similar to a violin, but a viola has a warmer sound. Deb and her nephew Jack practice their viola playing in the Avon Forest so Deb's priggish brother Sir Gerald Cavendish won't find out. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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Julian's cousin, the musician Evelyn Ffolkes, composes his musical pieces on the Roxton family harpsichord, made by Andreas Ruckers of the famous Ruckers Dynasty. The magnificent harpsichord was made in Antwerp in 1643 and brought to the Duke's Parisian mansion by his grandfather, the fourth duke. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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The Alston Pearls - Roxton Family heirloom presented to the wife of the heir to the Roxton Dukedom upon marriage. Deb receives the Alston pearls when she marries Julian, Marquis of Alston. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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Robert Thesiger gains access to the grounds of the Hotel Roxton on the Rue St. Honore through a pair of ornate gates set in the high garden wall. [Ancien régime (c) wamcclung, via Flickr] #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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Though this particular coffee service is of a much later date, it is similar in design to the Ottoman coffee set Julian uses to make Deb a Turkish coffee. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian

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Deb's flintlock pistol looks like this. It has a double-barrel, which was common in the 1700s. It allows two shots to be fired in quick succession. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian

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MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE: A Georgian Historical Romance is a 2013 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Finalist! Huzzah! #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian

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When formally dressed, Julian wears his long plait of hair in a black silk queue bag, such as the one shown here (left: flat, and right: as worn by the Vicomte de Valmont). Queue bags were often worn with powdered bag wigs to contain the pony tail or queue to keep their exquisitely embroidered frockcoats free of powder and pomade. http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/revwar/image_gal/morrimg/bagquequ.html #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian

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This could be Deb's nephew Jack Cavendish, with his cricket bat and ball! #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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Roxton Family Tree. #MIDNIGHTMARRIAGE #LucindaBrant #RoxtonFamilySaga #Roxton #Georgian #18thCentury

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