Christina Brooke is the author of 7 Regency-set historical romances. She has received two RITA nominations and was the first Australian to win an RWA® Golden Heart Award.
A former corporate lawyer, Christina lives in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia with her husband, a girl dog called Monty and two very noisy boys.
Series: The Ministry of Marriage
Title/s: HEIRESS IN LOVE, MAD ABOUT THE EARL and A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series overview: The Ministry of Marriage is the nickname of a cabal in which the leaders of the most prominent families in Britain arrange eligible marriages.
The founder of the Ministry is the Duke of Montford. He is head of the extensive Westruther dynasty and the guardian of six assorted Westruther orphans—three boys and three girls—who have grown up together under his roof. He has arranged brilliant marriages for each of them via the Ministry of Marriage.
The ladies Jane (HEIRESS IN LOVE, July 2011) , Rosamund (MAD ABOUT THE EARL, January 2012) and Cecily (A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER July, 2012). All three girls are heiresses destined for marriages of convenience.
Their three male cousins, The Earl of Beckenham, Viscount Lydgate and the Marquis of Steyne have managed to retain their freedom a little longer, but their time will come -- Christina is currently writing Beckenham's story.
Series extra's: Take the quiz--which Ministry of Marriage family do you come from? If you join Christina's Brooke Club, the *free* Members Only section of Christina's website: http://www.christina-brooke.com/members-only/ you can play some fun M.O.M. games.
HEIRESS IN LOVE
A CONVENIENT MARRIAGE
Jane, Lady Roxdale, has endured one marriage of convenience decreed by the Ministry of Marriage. While she deeply regrets her late husband’s death, she is relieved to be free at last. But when a dissolute rake threatens everything Jane holds dear, she must contemplate marrying a second time…
AN INCONVENIENT PASSION
Disgraced libertine Constantine Black inherits his cousin Roxdale’s land and title–while Roxdale’s prim widow is left all the wealth. Constantine is not a marrying man, but wedding Jane is the only way to save the estate from ruin. Jane resists the smoldering heat between them, desperate not to fall in love with an unrepentant rake. But for the first time ever, Constantine wants more than seduction. He wants all of her–body, heart, and soul…
MAD ABOUT THE EARL
A BEAST OF BURDEN
Lady Rosamund Westruther has no objection to the match arranged for her by the Ministry–until she meets her intended. Gruff, stubborn Griffin, Earl of Tregarth, is hardly the charming
nobleman the classic beauty has dreamed of for so long. While a proper lady can’t cry off, she can demand a proper courtship…
A BEAUTY TO BEHOLD
Griffin is aware of his duty to wed–and more convinced than ever that the lovely Rosamund has no place with a man like him. Built for fields and stables rather than drawing rooms, Griffin doubts he can win her in the polite manner society requires. But with every passing day, the attraction between them flares higher and hotter. Maybe there is more to love than meets the eye…
A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER
For a lady of breeding and wealth, the Ministry of Marriage can always ensure a suitable match. But sometimes, the heart wants what it wants—in spite of the risks…
A PRACTICAL ENGAGEMENT
Lady Cecily Westruther is nothing if not practical. By agreeing to marry an older duke who already has an heir and a mistress, she can assume a wifely role—without the wifely duties. Only one thing stands in her way—a letter that could destroy her betrothal. Desperate to retrieve that letter, Cecily must match wits with the most dangerously seductive man she’s ever known…
A PASSIONATE MARRIAGE
Disguised as a footman, Cecily gains entry to her adversary’s house—only to be unmasked by London’s most powerful man. Rand, Duke of Ashburn, is accustomed to getting any woman he wants—and he wants Cecily. He will stop at nothing, including seduction, to make her his. But Rand holds a secret more shocking and destructive than that letter could ever be…