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Discovery of Desire: London Explorers Series, Book 2
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"Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and utterly magnificent." —Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author on In Search of Scandal

The winds of fate are restless and so is Mina's heart, but a brave yet brash explorer knows just how to put the wind in her sails

Seth Mayhew is the ideal explorer: fearless, profitable, and unmarried. There is nothing and no one he can't find—until his sister disappears en route to India. His search for her takes him to Bombay, where Seth meets the most unlikely of allies—a vulnerable woman who's about to marry the wrong man.

Teeming with the bounty of marriageable men employed by the East India Company, Bombay holds hope for security for Wilhelmina Adams. But when the man she's traveled halfway around the world to marry doesn't suit, Mina finds instead that she's falling in love with a man who offers passion, adventure, intimacy—anything but security...

"Powerful and poignant." —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars for In Search of Scandal

London Explorers series:
In Search of Scandal (Book 1)
Discovery of Desire (Book 2)

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"Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and utterly magnificent." —Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author on In Search of Scandal

The winds of fate are restless and so is Mina's heart, but a brave yet brash explorer knows just how to put the wind in her sails

Seth Mayhew is the ideal explorer: fearless, profitable, and unmarried. There is nothing and no one he can't find—until his sister disappears en route to India. His search for her takes him to Bombay, where Seth meets the most unlikely of allies—a vulnerable woman who's about to marry the wrong man.

Teeming with the bounty of marriageable men employed by the East India Company, Bombay holds hope for security for Wilhelmina Adams. But when the man she's traveled halfway around the world to marry doesn't suit, Mina finds instead that she's falling in love with a man who offers passion, adventure, intimacy—anything but security...

"Powerful and poignant." —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars for In Search of Scandal

London Explorers series:
In Search of Scandal (Book 1)
Discovery of Desire (Book 2)

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      • content: "Adventure romance fans expect Lord to provide a highly satisfying story that perfectly merges an exotic locale with history, passion and roller coaster exploits. She delivers just that. Continuing her explorer series with an emotional romance with unforgettable and unconventional characters, she captivates readers and ignites their imaginations. Get set for a wonderful journey to India and beyond."
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      • content: "[A] charming Victorian-era tale of romantic destiny... Lord incorporates entertaining and evocative period language while crafting an original story that transcends the historical-romance formula.

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        Lord builds a charming Victorian-era tale of romantic destiny on a subplot from her novel In Search of Scandal. Shakespeare-loving explorer Seth Mayhew and caretaking “venture girl” Wilhelmina “Mina” Adams are both traveling from England to India. Their journeys intersect when they are met by the same man at the Bombay port. Seth employs Tom Grant to assist in translation as he seeks his missing sister, Georgiana; Mina is looking for the security of a contracted marriage, with Tom as her intended. Seth charms Mina and her sister Emma, but he struggles, even with Tom’s assistance, to acquire actionable information on Georgie’s location from the local men. Fortunately, Mina is on hand to interview their far more helpful fiancées and wives. Despite Seth and Mina’s immediate attraction, their responsibilities to their respective siblings and concerns about financial stability present a significant barrier to their fated blissful union. Lord incorporates entertaining and evocative period language while crafting an original story that transcends the historical-romance formula. The action soon returns to England for a tangled but satisfying finale. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency.

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        Starred review from July 15, 2016
        How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? In this lovely historical romance, Lord (In Search of Scandal, 2015, etc.) presents her protagonists with the challenge of joint penury. Seth Mayhew is a world explorer who finds botanical specimens for the avaricious East India Company but has little to show for it except a cottage in need of repair. His current voyage to India, moreover, is not for work but to search for his missing sister and an orphaned baby. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Adams is one of several indigent sisters and has sailed to Bombay to marry a company bureaucrat in order to save her family from ruin. When she and Seth meet, the chemistry is unmistakable, but the question of how they could be together without ending up hungry and homeless haunts them both. From such untenable circumstances, Lord builds a tender, layered narrative, shot through with moments of pathos and pleasure. When Minnie consoles Seth following his bewilderment at the East India Company's indifference to his sister's fate or when he sacrifices his heart for Minnie and her family's financial security, the novel distinguishes itself from the run-of-the-mill Victorian romance. Lord is even able to present a fairly accurate picture of 19th-century Bombay through descriptions of neighborhoods and the use of dialogue in Marathi; these touches enhance the plot rather than serving as exotic color, always a threat in novels set outside the Anglosphere. If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish.

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The winds of fate are restless and so is Mina's heart, but a brave yet brash explorer knows just how to put the wind in her sails

Seth Mayhew is the ideal explorer: fearless, profitable, and unmarried. There is nothing and no one he can't find—until his sister disappears en route to India. His search for her takes him to Bombay, where Seth meets the most unlikely of allies—a vulnerable woman who's about to marry the wrong man.

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"Powerful and poignant."...

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