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WESTCOTT SERIES, THE 6
Someone to Honor
By (author): Mary Balogh
9780593098103 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency Jul 02, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.21 x 9.3 x 1.07 in 336 pages Berkley
First appearances deceive in the newest charming and heartwarming Regency romance in the Westcott series from beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Abigail Westcott’s dreams for her future were lost when her father died and she discovered her parents were not legally married. But now, six years later, she enjoys the independence a life without expectation provides a wealthy single woman. Indeed, she’s grown confident enough to scold the careless servant chopping wood outside without his shirt on in the proximity of ladies.

But the man is not a servant. He is Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel and superior officer who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the wars with Napoleon. Gil has come to help his friend and junior officer recover, and he doesn’t take lightly to being condescended to—secretly because of his own humble beginnings.

If at first Gil and Abigail seem to embody what the other most despises, each will soon discover how wrong first impressions can be. For behind the appearances of the once-grand lady and the once-humble man are two people who share an understanding of what true honor means, and how only with it can one find love.

Series Overview: The heartwarming stories of the inimitable Westcott family.

FIRST SIMULTANEOUS MM AND HC PUB: This is Balogh’s first title to be published in hardcover alongside the mass market edition, allowing fans to enjoy a bestselling series in a new format

SIXTH IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING REGENCY ROMANCE SERIES: This is the sixth entry in the Westcott series from legendary historical romance author Mary Balogh

OVER 20 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT: Balogh’s Penguin Random House titles combined have over 20 million copies in print, demonstrating her vast readership

LONGTIME BESTSELLING AUTHOR FOR BERKLEY: All of Balogh’s novels with Berkley have been New York Times bestsellers, peaking as high as #2, with the most recent, Someone to Trust, hitting #14 on the print and ebook combined list (after the demise of the mass market list)

RENOWNED ROMANCE AUTHOR: Balogh is the author of 35 New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of over 25 awards in the romance community, including the 2012 Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award

LIBRARY FAVORITE: Someone to Wed and Someone to Trust were both LibraryReads picks

Mary Balogh has written more than one hundred historical novels and novellas, more than thirty of which have been New York Times bestsellers. They include the Bedwyn saga, the Simply quartet, the Huxtable quintet, the seven-part Survivors’ Club series, and the Westcott series.

Author Residence: Canada

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Praise for Mary Balogh

“One of the best!”—Julia Quinn

“Balogh is today’s superstar heir to the marvelous legacy of Georgette Heyer (except a lot steamier.).”—Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“With her brilliant, beautiful, and emotionally intense writing, Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance.”—Jayne Ann Krentz

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