I am very excited that Forbidden, the sixth and final book in my Scandalous Women of the Ton series, is now available in the UK from MIRA. Forbidden is a rags-to-riches Cinderella story of Margery Mallon, a maid turned heiress. In a twist on the Cinderella theme, Margery disinherits her very own Prince Charming when she comes into her inheritance because the man she loves is the one who would have gained everything – title, money and estates, if only she had not been found.
One of the things I liked about writing Forbidden is that Margery will inherit her title in her own right. Whilst it is unusual in the English peerage for women to inherit, there are plenty of precedents and I liked that Margery was a girl who could inherit a title!
Here is the blurb for the book:
After 20 years the Earl of Templemore has found his lost heir and the Ton is in uproar!
Margery Mallon is a lady’s maid with ambitions to be a confectioner. The one thing she does not want is to be Lady Marguerite of Templemore, the richest heiress in England.
Henry, Lord Wardeaux is the man who would have inherited Templemore if Margery had not been found. Now it is his duty to teach her all she needs to know about the estate.
Henry has too much pride and too much of a dark past to marry Margery simply to regain the inheritance he thought was his but although she is forbidden to him it seems she may be the one woman he cannot resist.
I think the cover for Forbidden is gorgeous and the way in which it was designed is going to be featured on the Channel 4 TV programme Interns later this month as part of a programme filmed at Harlequin Mills & Boon.
There’s more information about the book, background research and contests on my website www.nicolacornick.co.uk