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Trapped at the Altar

Jane Feather

The first in an all-new, sizzling historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather. Torn between a true love and family duty. Ariadne "Ari" Carfax has never been one to play by the rules; she' s an heiress to the Carfax family, banished from London when Oliver Cromwell seized the throne from King Charles, who has since gained notoriety for pillaging, thieving, and ruling the Carfax Valley with an iron glove. All too soon, Ari finds herself in her family' s legendary vise, forced into a marriage to Ivor Chalfont, Ari' s childhood friend and confidante, against her wishes. While the Carfax family has only its own interest at heart-- a union between the Catholic Carfaxes and Protestant Chalfonts will guarantee the Carfaxes' reinstatement at London court, and the rehabilitation of their noble name-- Ari cannot bear the thought of being separated from her secret lover/poet, Gabriel. She vows to fight her family-- and Ivor-- every step of the way, even when forced into the marital ceremony at her own grandfather' s wake, in a treacherous coup de etat that leaves her wed to another, and eternally broken-hearted. Sending Gabriel to the temporary safety of Lord Monmouth' s outpost at The Hague in Scotland, Ari resigns herself to her new life as Lady Ivor Chalfont-- at least until the newlyweds travel to London, and she can escape her new husband and reunite with Gabriel. As the two make their preparations to travel, however, Ari finds herself entertaining entirely uncharacteristic thoughts about her new husband: she finds that she likes him as perhaps more than a friend, after all. Not wanting to be disloyal to Gabriel, but simultaneously more and more attracted to Ivor, Ari can' t help but give into the physical pull between her and her new husband, and the two embark on a tentative, post-marital courtship that just might hold the seeds of loveuntil, that is, Gabriel spots Ari in London and makes it his mission to get her back. Ari is caught between a lover who might be better left in the

The first in an all-new, sizzling historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather. Torn between a true love and family duty. Ariadne "Ari" Carfax has never been one to play by the rules; she' s an heiress to the Carfax family, banished from London when Oliver Cromwell seized the throne from King Charles, who has since gained notoriety for pillaging, thieving, and ruling the Carfax Valley with an iron glove. All too soon, Ari finds herself in her family' s legendary vise, forced into a marriage to Ivor Chalfont, Ari' s childhood friend and confidante, against her wishes. While the Carfax family has only its own interest at heart-- a union between the Catholic Carfaxes and Protestant Chalfonts will guarantee the Carfaxes' reinstatement at London court, and the rehabilitation of their noble name-- Ari cannot bear the thought of being separated from her secret lover/poet, Gabriel. She vows to fight her family-- and Ivor-- every step of the way, even when forced into the marital ceremony at her own grandfather' s wake, in a treacherous coup de etat that leaves her wed to another, and eternally broken-hearted. Sending Gabriel to the temporary safety of Lord Monmouth' s outpost at The Hague in Scotland, Ari resigns herself to her new life as Lady Ivor Chalfont-- at least until the newlyweds travel to London, and she can escape her new husband and reunite with Gabriel. As the two make their preparations to travel, however, Ari finds herself entertaining entirely uncharacteristic thoughts about her new husband: she finds that she likes him as perhaps more than a friend, after all. Not wanting to be disloyal to Gabriel, but simultaneously more and more attracted to Ivor, Ari can' t help but give into the physical pull between her and her new husband, and the two embark on a tentative, post-marital courtship that just might hold the seeds of loveuntil, that is, Gabriel spots Ari in London and makes it his mission to get her back. Ari is caught between a lover who might be better left in the
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

The first in an all-new, sizzling historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather. Torn between a true love and family duty. Ariadne "Ari" Carfax has never been one to play by the rules; she' s an heiress to the Carfax family, banished from London when Oliver Cromwell seized the throne from King Charles, who has since gained notoriety for pillaging, thieving, and ruling the Carfax Valley with an iron glove. All too soon, Ari finds herself in her family' s legendary vise, forced into a marriage to Ivor Chalfont, Ari' s childhood friend and confidante, against her wishes. While the Carfax family has only its own interest at heart-- a union between the Catholic Carfaxes and Protestant Chalfonts will guarantee the Carfaxes' reinstatement at London court, and the rehabilitation of their noble name-- Ari cannot bear the thought of being separated from her secret lover/poet, Gabriel. She vows to fight her family-- and Ivor-- every step of the way, even when forced into the marital ceremony at her own grandfather' s wake, in a treacherous coup de etat that leaves her wed to another, and eternally broken-hearted. Sending Gabriel to the temporary safety of Lord Monmouth' s outpost at The Hague in Scotland, Ari resigns herself to her new life as Lady Ivor Chalfont-- at least until the newlyweds travel to London, and she can escape her new husband and reunite with Gabriel. As the two make their preparations to travel, however, Ari finds herself entertaining entirely uncharacteristic thoughts about her new husband: she finds that she likes him as perhaps more than a friend, after all. Not wanting to be disloyal to Gabriel, but simultaneously more and more attracted to Ivor, Ari can' t help but give into the physical pull between her and her new husband, and the two embark on a tentative, post-marital courtship that just might hold the seeds of loveuntil, that is, Gabriel spots Ari in London and makes it his mission to get her back. Ari is caught between a lover who might be better left in the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jill Tanner

Length:

11h 53m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:57