Autumn Masquerade features three historical novellas centered around the delicious thrill of masquerades where a few hours of anonymity may lead to love—or heartbreak.
In A Merry Dance, Lila learns the importance of “never say never” when, though she is in love with her absent cousin, her uncle asks her to consider marrying Mortimer Luthford, a man she’s sure to never love. But when she tries every trick known to women to show her disinterest in Mortimer, she struggles to maintain that façade when he turns out to be very interesting indeed.
In Unmasking the Duke, Hannah only attends the masquerade ball to support her sister, but finds herself enjoying a dance with a stranger. He charms her with his wit and their evening ends in a memorable kiss, but when they remove their masks Hannah is horrified to realize she’s been flirting with the despised Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how wonderful he seemed, he’s the last man she’d ever accept.
In What’s in a Name, Penelope has been secretly writing to the Duke of Wilmington pretending to be her twin sister. But when the duke unexpectedly comes to visit, she’ll have to keep up the pretense to protect her family. When the duke realizes right away what has happened, he decides to jump into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it.