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To Swoon and to Spar

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035405411

Price: £9.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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If you love Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton, you won’t want to miss Martha Waters’ ingenious, laugh-out-loud and sweepingly romantic historical rom-com, To Swoon and to Spar!

Praise for Martha Waters:


‘Sweet, sexy, and utterly fun’ Emily Henry

‘Awash with light, witty banter, unadulterated confessions of love, and plenty of steamy, corset-unravelling sex scenes’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Meshing the classic Regency theme of defying societal expectations with all the wit and humour of a rom-com . . . a fun romp full of smiles’ Publishers Weekly
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Viscount Penvale has been working for years to buy back his ancestral home, Trethwick Abbey, from his estranged uncle. And so he’s thrilled when his uncle announces that he is ready to sell but with one major caveat – Penvale must marry his uncle’s ward, Jane Spencer.

When the two meet in London, neither is terribly impressed. Penvale finds Jane headstrong and sharp-tongued. Jane finds him cold and aloof. Nevertheless, they agree to a marriage in name only and return to the estate. There, Jane enlists her housekeeper for a scheme: to stage a haunting so that Penvale will return to London, leaving her to do as she pleases at Trethwick Abbey. But Penvale is not as easily scared as his uncle and as their time together increases, Jane realizes that she might not mind her husband’s company all that much.
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Praise for Martha Waters’ ingenious rom-coms To Have and to Hoax, To Love and to Loathe and To Marry and to Meddle, out now:

‘Waters’ prose harkens back to Georgette Heyer, but Emily and Julian’s individual journeys of learning to like their authentic selves are timeless’ BookPage

‘A worthy addition to the trend for historical romantic comedies and highly recommended for fans of Evie Dunmore’ Library Journal

Packed with saucy banter and delightful period details, this Regency rom-com is completely charmingHannah Orenstein

Pure fun on every page’ Sarah Hogle

A Regency author to watch. The sexual tension in this delightful debut was off-the-charts! Lauren Layne

A laugh-out-loud Regency romp – if you loved the Bridgertons, you’ll adore To Have and to Hoax! Lauren Willig

Delights with hilarious, high-concept romantic schemes . . . this joyful, elegant romp is sure to enchantPublishers Weekly, starred review

Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed’ Booklist, starred review

To Have and to Hoax is an authentic romantic comedy . . . This fun and fresh historical debut will delight readers with humor and romance’ Shelf Awareness

‘Endlessly charming . . . absorbing and clever and at times laugh-out-loud funny’ Kate Clayborn

To Have and to Hoax is a delightful battle of wits that’s funny and touching all at once’ Jen DeLuca


The Regency Vows series continues!
To Have and to Hoax
To Love and to Loathe
To Marry and to Meddle
To Swoon and to Spar

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