The Importance of Being Scandalous

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…

None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.

The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable…

But Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than just a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining them both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind about him being merely the boy next door.

Sweet and sinful—a delightful reading treat.
— Megan Frampton

Kate's Note: First in the A Tale of Two Sisters duology from Maggie Award winner and Golden Heart and Romantic Times award nominee Kimberly Bell. Two sisters try to stick together and find their happily ever after while navigating Victorian society’s prejudice toward disability. Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, deep sister friendships, boys next door, scheming dukes, and feminist love stories.