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An Improper Situation

An Improper Situation

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An Improper Situation transports you from rural Colorado to exciting - sometimes downright dangerous - Beacon Hill, the heart of glittering Victorian-era Boston.

How could a well-bred, intelligent woman not want two adorable children?

That's what attorney Reed Malloy asks himself after an exhausting train ride from Boston to a dusty Colorado town with two orphans in tow. He's not prepared for Miss Charlotte Sanborn, who wears her independence like a suit of armor, cloaks her identity behind her pen name, and flat out refuses to raise her kin!

Of all the gall! How dare this man stride into her home and expect her to rearrange her life?

Charlotte won't risk any more heartache, not after raising her brother by herself and watching him leave. So why do these children and this handsome stranger awaken a yearning for something more than the life she has painstakingly created?

One letter changes everything...

When Charlotte forsakes all that's familiar and enters Reed's world of Boston high society, concealed malice abounds in the Beacon Hill mansions and ballrooms. Facing sinister forces and scorned women-and with passions ablaze-can Reed and Charlotte escape an Improper Situation?

An Improper Situation is Book 1 in the Victorian-American series Defiant Hearts. Engaging, believable characters, attention to period detail, and sensual romance-all in this series by USA Today bestselling author Sydney Jane Baily.

"...the ending was perfect... Many wonderful characters including nasty villains and villainesses. I had a hard time putting it down!" Lady McNeill, Mrs. Condit, & Friends Read Books

"Delicately crafted, deliciously told. A book that transports you to a time and place from which you won't want to return." Award-winning, bestselling author, Marliss Melton

Author: Sydney Jane Baily
Publisher: Cat Whisker Press
Published: 10/06/2012
Pages: 350
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.78d
ISBN: 9780615701196

About the Author
Sydney Jane Baily writes historical romance, including the Defiant Hearts series set in late 19th-century America, as well as delving into the medieval world, the Georgian era, and the Regency period. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already challenging world. Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending an inordinate amount of time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers and Cadbury bars. After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors both literary and not. Sydney currently lives in New England with her family -human, canine, and feline. You can learn more about her books, read her blog, and contact her via her website at

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