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A Novella Collection [Kindle Edition]

Courtney Milan
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Book Description

Four previously published novellas…available now at one low price.

The Governess Affair

Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was sacked. Now she's demanding compensation from the man responsible: a petty, selfish duke.

But it's not the duke she fears. Hugo Marshall handles all the duke's dirty business, and he's been ordered to get rid of her by fair means or foul. If only he didn't find her so compelling...

A Kiss for Midwinter

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. Still, no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the dark secret that nearly ruined her life. But someone else knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him...or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way...

What Happened at Midnight

Fleeing the consequences of her father's embezzlement, Mary Chartley takes a position as a lady's companion, only to find herself a virtual prisoner at Doyle's Grange, her employer's house. And then the nightmare truly begins: the man she loves, who also happens to be the man from whom her father stole, shows up at her door seeking recompense. And she has no way to pay him...

The Lady Always Wins

Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with Virginia Croswell, his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He's not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity.

This time, he'll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage--even if it means losing her heart for good.

These novellas were previously published as standalone titles. Together, they are 124,000 words long—about 33% more than a full-length novel.

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  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
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  • Publisher: Courtney Milan (March 14, 2013)
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  • Language: English
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection May 1, 2013
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This is a bundle of four previously published novellas, all of which are currently available separately. (At the time of this review you'll end up paying the same price whether you buy the individual e-novellas or this collection, but if things change it might be worth checking.)

This collection was my introduction to Courtney Milan, and it was good enough that I have since devoured everything she's published so far. The stories are set during the Victorian era, so in addition to dukes you have doctors and railroad barons and self-made men of all descriptions, which makes for a fresh and original round-up of stories.

The Governess Affair

He's a problem solver, she's a problem. There is no way this can turn out well, but I've never rooted so hard for two characters to find their happily ever after. This is really the standout here. This may be the best romantic novella I've read--certainly the best this year. If you read nothing else Courtney Milan has written, read this. The Governess Affair also serves as a prequel for her new series of novels, the first of which is The Duchess War.

A Kiss for Midwinter

This novella features Lydia Charingford, who we first meet as the best friend in The Duchess War. Lydia is an unconventional heroine who gets an unconventional hero. Neither of them are perfect, but as it turns out they just might be perfect for each other. This is the story of an extraordinarily awkward, but somehow perfectly sweet courtship. It's funny and sad and altogether adorable, and I love how the two main characters learn from each other as they fall in love.

What Happened at Midnight

This is the darkest of the four stories in this collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtney Milan is one of my favorite authors May 14, 2014
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She is an excellent writer, of fun plots and interesting and complex characters. This book contains multiple novellas and I enjoyed each of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a new Courtney Milan fan August 29, 2013
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I'm so glad I decided to get this collection. Courtney Milan is now one of my new favorite authors. Her books are interesting and thought provoking. I especially like that she looks at many of the inequalities between the classes and the sexes squarely in the eye. Brava!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Liked 2 out of 4 August 22, 2013
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Liked the first 2 stories in this series. The other 2 were so-so. All were on the short side. But a good value for the price.
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More About the Author

Courtney Milan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Courtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing historical romance, she experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating.... But her favorite job is the one she's now doing full time--writing romance.

If you want to know when Courtney's next book will come out, please visit her website at, where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release.

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