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Reluctantly returning to London for yet another Season, shy Nora Hamilton has nearly given up hope that she will ever find the love match she longs for. After all, the one man she does harbor feelings for—her closest friend, James—has made it perfectly clear he views her as just that: a friend.
With James traveling half a world away and Nora's father pressuring her to marry for wealth and status, Nora is forced to set aside her desire for love and accept the future she has always dreaded. Until James returns unexpectedly and Nora's feelings once again rush unbearably close to the surface. Determined to save what is left of their friendship, Nora ignores her own heart and allows herself to be swept up in the London Season, soon finding herself the object of two very different gentlemen's affections. Though she should be thrilled, both men come with a glaring fault: neither is the one man who holds her heart. But there is much more at stake than heartbreak.
When long-kept secrets are laid bare, Nora must face the fears that have plagued her all her life and decide what true love is worth.
A young woman's desire for a chance at real love is portrayed with tantalizing restraint in this charming Regency romance. Barker's story moves quickly, and her characters are vivid and well developed. Nora and James's relationship brings out the confusion and complexity of human emotions, and their observations about love and relationships are timeless. This elegant and thoroughly gratifying romance will satisfy the most discerning Regency romance reader - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
I love Barker’s books, they are always filled with heart, growth, and a hard earned happily ever after. Secrets and Suitors is a must read for Regency fans. - Esther Hatch, author of A Proper Scandal
Lovely. Regency Romance fans will be utterly delighted. - Sarah M. Eden, best selling author of The Heart of a Vicar
A new favorite from Joanna Barker. Secrets and Suitors combined family ties, friendship, romance, and, of course, secrets, to weave a beautiful story that kept me turning page after page.- Chalon Linton, author of Escape to Everly Manor