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Love in the Afternoon (Paperback) by Lisa Kleypas

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Kleypas delivers her latest Hathaway story--the follow-up to "Married by Morning." Free-spirited Beatrix Hathaway has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love--until she begins a correspondence with the daring yet world-weary soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend. Original.



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Love in the Afternoon continues the Hallaways series by Victorian romance author Lisa Kleypas.

As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted...and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man--just to avoid spinsterhood?

Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul--and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep...and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love--and a passion that can't be denied...



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Night or day, it's always high time to fall in love with New York Times bestselling author

LISA KLEYPAS

She harbors a secret yearning.

As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted...and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man--just to avoid spinsterhood?

He is a world-weary cynic.

Captain Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious flirt Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But, as he explains in his letters to Pru, life on the battlefield has darkened his soul--and it's becoming clear that Christopher won't come back as the same man. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep...and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love--and a passion that can't be denied...

Will leave you breathless.--Romantic Times BOOKreviews



Review Quotes



"Has plenty to keep readers turning the pages: Wit, suspense, secrets to learn and, of course, lots of love and passion..." --The Monitor on SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE

"Each member of the family is a delight to meet, and the depths of emotions and love they have for each other is shown magnificently...a spectacular story that continues the saga of the Hathaway family." --Romance Reviews on SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE

"Lushly sexy and thoroughly romantic...superbly crafted characters and an intriguing plot blend together brilliantly in this splendid romance." --Booklist on SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE

"Vintage Kleypas...An unforgettable story peopled with remarkable characters and a depth of emotion that will leave you breathless with the wonderment of knowing what falling in love is really like." --Romantic Times BOOKreviews on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"Kleypas's effortless style makes for another sexy exploration of 19th-century passion and peccadilloes, riveting from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"Will steal the hearts of readers." --The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"Captivating...The love story brims with humor and touches of pathos as the characters struggle with lost love and relinquishing grief to embrace life anew." --Fresh Fiction on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"Strong characters, compelling romance, an intriguing story, and steamy passion." --The State (Columbia, South Carolina) on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"Aside from creating wonderfully alluring characters in Cam and Amelia, Kleypas shows sexual tension, sensitively handles prejudice, and expertly weaves in a bit of the supernatural to round out a tale that is pure delight. Cam and Amelia's romance is well-paced and is a pleasing balance of wit and passion. Their relationship is...riveting from beginning to end." --Romance Reviews Today on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

"RITA Award-winner Kleypas presents another wonderfully entertaining, lusciously sensual historical romance." --Booklist on MINE TILL MIDNIGHT



About The Author



Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, and Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.8 Inches (H) x 4.3 Inches (W) x .94 Inches (D)
Weight: .38 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2016
TCIN: 12224000
UPC: 9780312605391
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0463
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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