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Private Arrangements : Bantam Books Historical Romance - Sherry Thomas

Private Arrangements

Bantam Books Historical Romance

Paperback Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780440244318
Number Of Pages: 384

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RITA Finalist 2009. Gigi Rowland did something terrible in the name of love, which nabbed her Camden Saybrook, but lost him the day after their marriage once he found out. For ten years they've lived separate lives. He hates her, apparently, and she's gotten over him, apparently. Our story starts when Gigi wants a divorce in order to marry a devoted swain of hers, and Camden will only allow it if she gives him an heir. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Deft plotting and sparkling characters mark this superior debut historical. Camden Saybrook, Lord Tremaine, returns to late 19th-century England to confront his wife, Gigi, about her petition for divorce. Still bitter from Gigi's machinations to snare him as her husband, Camden will grant the divorce under one condition—Gigi must give him an heir within a year. Sparks fly as the two embark on heated attempts to put the bun in the oven, despite Gigi's fear that her next conquest, the insipid Lord Frederick, will discover her duplicitously lusty reunion. A captivating subplot emerges when Gigi's mother, Mrs. Rowland, sets her own plan in motion for Gigi's next nuptials. Thomas propels the plot forward with revealing repartee and gives the leads real nuance. Intelligent and forthright with honorable hidden qualities, Lady Tremaine makes an exceptional heroine, and her deceptions are believably attributed to a desire for self-preservation in a sexist society. The results are steamy and smart.

Industry Reviews

One of the Best Books of the Year (Publishers Weekly)

Double-nominated for the prestigious RITA Award for Best First Book and Best Historical Romance

Best Historical Romance of 2008 (Tie; Romance Buy the Book)

WINNER of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Historical Romance

"A love story of remarkable depth...Entrancing from start to finish."--Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author

"Exquisite, enchanting...An extraordinary, unputdownable love story."--Jane Feather, New York Times bestselling author

"Ravishingly sinful, intelligent and addictive. An amazing debut."--Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

"Sherry Thomas is the most powerfully original historical romance author writing today. She is a rebel, a rule-breaker, and above all, a romantic. Searing, tender and filled with passion, her writing is nothing short of a revelation. Private Arrangements clearly heralds the beginning of a dazzling career, and I am looking forward to more brilliantly told romances from this accomplished writer."--Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

"[A] superb debut, Private Arrangements...will win readers over with its elegant writing, exceptional characterization, expertly detailed late Victorian setting and exquisitely romantic love story."--Chicago Tribune

"Deft plotting and sparkling characters mark this superior debut historical...Steamy and smart."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Thomas tantalizes readers as she skillfully peels away the layers of Cam and Gigi's relationship in an enchanting, thought-provoking story of love lost and ultimately reclaimed. Lively banter, electric sexual tension, and an unusual premise make this stunning debut all the more refreshing. Thomas is a writer worth watching."--Library Journal, starred review

"A dazzling debut...a beautifully written, sizzling, captivating love story...Her compelling tale of love betrayed and then reborn will make you sigh with pleasure." -Romantic Times, 4 1/2-star review

"Sherry Thomas breathes new life into the historical genre with her rich, sensual tale of estranged lovers finding the love that first brought them together....You'll not want to be interrupted once you start."--Jane Litte, DearAuthor.com

"I loved every single minute I spent reading it."--Sandy Coleman, AllAboutRomance.com

"So if you've worried (as I have) about the future of historical romance, just remember two words: Sherry Thomas. Readers, don't miss this one. It's a keeper and be very thankful that historical romance has a new, shining star."--TheRomanceReader.com

"A superior historical romance....The author's writing style is excellent throughout this book....Her characters are vividly portrayed, faults and all....Well worth a read."--Curled Up With a Good Book

"This is an excellent story and one you need to pick up and experience for yourself." -- RomanceJunkies.com

"Sherry Thomas has woven a wonderful tale of regrets and secret desires. Her characters are realistic and complex. Private Arrangements is definitely worth reading." -- NightOwlRomance.com

"Captivating, a rich and luscious romantic treat."--Romance B(u)y the Book

"Once readers meet Gigi and Camden, they won't want to put this book down."-- Romance Reviews Today

"A deeply involving story....I loved the complicated plot and the subplot of Gigi's mother and the Duke of Perrin. The author does a wonderful job of recreating the late Victorian era and her characters are vividly real. This author is definitely one to look for."--Coffee Time Romance

"Private Arrangements is the best romance of the year...Sherry Thomas has made me fall in love with historical romance again."--The Mystic Castle

ISBN: 9780440244318
ISBN-10: 0440244315
Series: Bantam Books Historical Romance
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.58 x 10.62  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.19

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