A matter of class

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From New York Times bestselling author Mary Balough comes a classic historical tale that sizzles with romance and unforgettable drama. Reginald Masson is wealthy refined and by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father. Bernard Mason, with the Regency society that upholds station love all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her branded as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her. Though Bernard wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not to marry her, preferring instead to live as the wild, single life he is accustomed to. With this, Bernard serves his son an ultimatum: marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds. Having no choice, Reginald consents and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering.  So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of love-a story in which very little is as it seems.
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subject_facet Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, Regency fiction
title_display A matter of class
title_full A Matter of Class, A matter of class / Mary Balogh, A matter of class [text (large print)] / Mary Balogh
title_short A matter of class
title_sub
topic_facet Aristocracy (Social class), Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance