I’d like to welcome back to my blog, bestselling author Ella Quinn, who will be sharing an exclusive excerpt from her latest release When A Marquis Chooses A Bride, the second book in the Worthingtons Series.
Excerpt When A Marquis Chooses A Bride
Eunice, Marchioness of Merton, paced her elegantly appointed parlor decorated in various shades of blue. Dominic should be home at any time now. She turned to her cousin and companion of many years, Miss Matilda Bradford. “Do you think I was too highhanded in removing Dominic’s belongings from the hotel?”
Matilda gave Eunice a quizzical look. “It is not whether I think you were managing, but whether he thinks it.”
Eunice sat perched on the sofa under a bank of windows overlooking the back garden. “Well, I suppose it does not matter. He is going about this wife business all wrong. When he sent me the list of ladies he was considering, I could have screamed with frustration. Not one of them has the will or desire to stand up to him. They will all nod and simper, happy to be the Marchioness of Merton. Worse, they will assist him in becoming more set in his ways than he already is. A stodgier twenty-seven-year-old man I have never known. His poor papa must be rolling in his grave.”
Matilda pulled a face. “I agree, but it is not entirely Dominic’s fault.”
“No, you’re right. My brother, Alasdair, never should have been named Dominic’s guardian. One could not doubt his sincerity, but he was determined to make Dominic aware of his duty and consequence. The result has been a disaster. Did you know that Worthington’s sisters call Dominic “His Marquisship?”
Matilda gave a dry chuckle. “I had heard something to that effect.”
When A Marquis Chooses A Bride (The Worthingtons, Book 2)
Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this…
The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.
Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…
About Ella Quinn
Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series will start in April 2016.
She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and granddaughter, one cat and a dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America.
She loves having readers connect with her.