The Brides of North Barrows

Oh, things have changed around again!

I told you recently that Anthea and Rupert’s book – A Baron for All Seasons – would be included in an anthology available this fall. Well, this is a post about best laid plans going awry! I was challenged to make their romance a Christmas story, which is what needs to be in the anthology. The story starts in January, at the end of A Duke by Any Other Name, and it just felt mean to make Anthea and Rupert wait almost a year for their HEA, especially since this is a second chance romance and they’ve been waiting a while already. I did a lot of walking and thinking and finally surrendered to their idea of how the book should be – and I love the result! I went back to the original cover, which I also love.

This all meant that I needed a story for that anthology. Fortunately, I’d been working on Eurydice’s story when I was stuck, which is set at Christmas. How perfect is that? It will be in the anthology – you’ll meet Sebastian in A Baron for All Seasons and I hope you like him as much as I do. A Most Inconvenient Earl will be available on its own in 2022, and also in a print edition. This will complete the Brides of North Barrows series.

The anthology is planned for October release, so I set up the pre-order for Anthea and Rupert’s book for September. You can reserve your copy now. 🙂


A Baron for All Seasons, #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Anthea Armstrong left London in her debut season when she was falsely accused of theft. Now that the real villain has been apprehended, she’s thrilled to return to Town to help arrange her brother’s wedding. Even better, she might once again encounter the mysterious suitor who stole her heart with a kiss at a masquerade ball and have a wedding of her own.

Rupert Haskell has always thought that Anthea, his friend Alexander’s younger sister, would make an excellent choice of bride, but the loss of his inheritance during her debut season made it impossible for him to honorably court her. The only service he can do for the lady who holds his heart is erase the stain entirely from her name—even if that means having to watch her marry another man. Caught between his principles and his growing love, how can Rupert deny his heart once he knows the lady shares his regard?

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