The Lady Emily Capers
Follow the adventures of Lady Emily Southwell, youngest daughter of the Duke of Emerson, and her friends Priscilla Tate and Daphne and Ariadne Courdebas, as they uncover secrets and discover love in Regency England.
Book 1: Secrets and Sensibilities
When art instructor Hannah Alexander agrees to accompany four of her students on a country house visit before Easter, she never dreams of entering into a dalliance with the owner David Tenant, the handsome new Earl of Brentfield. But one moment in his company and she's in danger of losing her heart. There are secrets aplenty at Brentfield, enough to challenge any lady's sensibilities, even those of Hannah's protégé, Lady Emily Southwell. As events unfold at Brentfield, Hannah quickly learns that loving David comes at a price, to her future plans of being a portrait painter, to her position as a teacher, and to her very life.
"I loved this book. The Colonial Upstart of an earl paired with a lovely art teacher is a brilliant stroke and the writing matches her plot . . . . This is a page turner and I defy a reader to put the book down until finished." -- Noted Regency author Emily Hendrickson
Originally published as A Dangerous Dalliance by Zebra Regency.
Book 2: Art and Artifice
Lady Emily Southwell and her three friends, Priscilla Tate and Daphne and Ariadne Courdebas, are determined that someday the world will speak in reverent tones of the year they made their debuts in London Society. Lady Emily is equally determined to take her rightful place among the famous artists of the Royal Society for the Beaux Arts. That is, until her longtime betrothed Lord Robert Townsend declares his intent to marry her and whisk her off into the countryside, immediately. What can the fellow be thinking! And why is handsome Bow Street Runner Jamie Cropper dogging Lord Robert's steps, and Emily's? It's up to Lady Emily to use her art to uncover artifice and discover whether Lord Robert has something more up his sleeve than a nicely muscled arm. Along the way, a duke's daughter might just form a perilous passion for a most unlikely suitor.
"I loved the mystery and romance in this novel! I was hooked from the first page to the last, and the best part was, this book was not overly obvious, so I was right there with Emily and her friends as they tried to solve the mystery surrounding Lord Robert!" Awarded 9.92 out of 10 -- The Book Vault
Originally published as La Petite Four by Penguin Razorbill but revised since.
Book 3: Ballrooms and Blackmail
Priscilla Tate, most celebrated debutante of 1815 London, is well on her way to wringing a proposal out of the Season's most eligible bachelor, the Duke of Rottenford, when blackmail notes start arriving, threatening to expose a dark secret unless she ceases her pursuit. It's up to her friends, Lady Emily Southwell and Ariadne and Daphne Courdebas, to help her uncover the mastermind before disaster strikes. But will Nathan Kent, the duke's handsome personal secretary, no, no, the duke, understand if Priscilla's secret should be revealed?
5 Stars! "This story, filled with romance, mystery, and a touch of suspense, is another winner from author Regina Scott. Awesome!" The Huntress Reviews
Book 4: Eloquence and Espionage
Sometimes life really is romantic. Bluestocking Ariadne Courdebas never thought she'd play the heroine in her own romantic novel until a chance encounter with handsome intelligence agent Jason Sinclair pulled her into the world of espionage. Now with the help of her sister Daphne and friends Priscilla Tate and Lady Emily Southwell, she's chasing French spies across 1815 London and uncovering treasonous plots that could the shape the outcome of the war with Napoleon, all while pretending to be engaged to Sinclair. It would be perfectly thrilling if she could just manage to secure vouchers for that exclusive club Almack's like all the other debutantes! As secrets and scandals collide, she finds herself wishing for more than just pretend. Can Ariadne use her considerable eloquence to convince Sinclair to play her hero, forever?
"I really enjoyed this story. Humor, adventure, and romance in one." -- Just Judy's Jumbles, top reviewer
Book 5: Love and Larceny
Even an Amazon can fall hard. In 1815 England, Daphne Courdebas is known for her daring. So when her former teacher now countess Lady Brentfield asks her, her sister Ariadne, and their friends Lady Emily Southwell and Priscilla Tate to return to Brentfield Manor to investigate things that go bump in the night, Daphne is ready. But once again, things are not as they seem at Brentfield, especially when it comes to Daphne's new friend, Wynn Fairfax. Wynn is determined to prove himself to the lovely Amazon. What's a lady known for saving the day to do when she finds her own heart in jeopardy?
"I loved this series but Wynn really grabs my heart. After an injury at Eton, he is left with a limp. The heroes with disabilities always get me." Just Judy's Jumbles, top reviewer
- The Delights of a Regency House Party, my take on how lords and ladies enjoyed themselves in the country
- Regency England Through Emily's Eyes, Lady Emily's tour of London