Portrait of a Scotsman
by Evie Dunmore
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Pub Date 07 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 07 Oct 2021
Berkley Publishing Group, Berkley
A BuzzFeed Best Romance of 2021!
One of Marie Claire’s most anticipated romances of 2021!
One of Cosmopolitan's most anticipated fall books of 2021!
“Dunmore is my new find in historical romance. Her A League of Extraordinary Women series is extraordinary.”—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This series balances friendship, politics, history, and romance in just the right mix.”—U.S. Representative Katie Porter
Going toe-to-toe with a brooding Scotsman is rather bold for a respectable suffragist, but when he happens to be one's unexpected husband, what else is an unwilling bride to do?
London banking heiress Hattie Greenfield wanted just three things in life:
1. Acclaim as an artist.
2. A noble cause.
3. Marriage to a young lord who puts the gentle in gentleman.
Why then does this Oxford scholar find herself at the altar with the darkly attractive financier Lucian Blackstone, whose murky past and ruthless business practices strike fear in the hearts of Britain's peerage? Trust Hattie to take an invigorating little adventure too far. Now she's stuck with a churlish Scot who just might be the end of her ambitions....
When the daughter of his business rival all but falls into his lap, Lucian sees opportunity. As a self-made man, he has vast wealth but holds little power, and Hattie might be the key to finally setting long-harbored political plans in motion. Driven by an old desire for revenge, he has no room for his new wife's apprehensions or romantic notions, bewitching as he finds her.
But a sudden journey to Scotland paints everything in a different light. Hattie slowly sees the real Lucian and realizes she could win everything--as long as she is prepared to lose her heart.
“Portrait of a Scotsman, like all of Evie Dunmore’s excellent books, sits squarely at the unique intersection of history, romance, and women’s rights... a spot where I could happily stay forever.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways
“Remarkably sexy and surprisingly complex...A novel that crackles with tension and pulls on every heartstring: perfection.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
“Portrait of a Scotsman is a captivating mix of history, romance, and politics that transports readers back in time. Evie Dunmore’s gorgeous prose, electric chemistry, witty dialogue, poignant plot, and compelling characters light up the page in this delightful novel. A stunning read!”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba