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Lucinda Brant's sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance — Cheryl Bolen, NY Times bestselling author

Two noble teenagers are married against their will.
Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events.
Disgraced, Julian is banished to the Continent.
Years later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist,
only to discover it is her husband returned incognito!
Can Deb forgive his calculated deception?
Will their marriage survive beyond seduction?

Set in the opulent world of the aristocracy and inspired by real events, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style — heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after.

Awards for this Book
• 2013 Readers′ Favorite International Book Award Medalist

Reviews
“MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE carries on the Roxton series tradition with still another wonderful tale set in the 1700s where life is anything but simple. You will once again be reminded why Lucinda Brant’s books are such a treasure.” — SWurman: 5 STARS, a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
“Nice twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning the pages. Highly recommended!” — Fiona Ingram: 5 STARS, Readers’ Favorite

Book Details
Series: Stand-alone second book in the highly acclaimed ROXTON family saga
Classification: Parental Guidance Recommended (mild sensuality)
Length: Full-length novel (100,000 words, about 400 standard pages not including bonus material)
Edition: Revised, re-edited, and re-covered in 2014
Style: Classic romance with a modern voice

Connecting Books
MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE is a stand-alone novel, but many readers enjoy it as part of a series: Lucinda's characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world and all books cross-reference people and events throughout. You can explore the details and delve deeper into the history within each book by visiting LucindaBrantAuthor on Pinterest. Should you wish to read the books in chronological order, here is the sequence:

Roxton Family Saga
1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia)
1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb)
1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon)
1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory)
1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) In progress
1780s SATYR’S SON (Harry and Lisa) In progress
ETERNALLY YOURS: Roxton Letters Volume One (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 1–3)
FOREVER REMAIN: Roxton Letters Volume Two (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 4–6) In progress

Salt Hendon Series
1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane)
1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline)
1767 A FAIRY CHRISTMAS (Kitty and Tom); a short story in SILVER BELLS COLLECTION, a Timeless Romance anthology

Alec Halsey Mystery Series
Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem)
Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda)
Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) In progress
Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Evil lurks in Edinburgh) In progress

Topics: Arranged Marriage, Romantic, Series, and Regency Era

Published: Sprigleaf on Sep 18, 2010
ISBN: 9780980801316
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Is coming soon, its a good one just like the book. A must readread more
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I won another of Ms. Brants books in a member giveaway and promptly went and bought the rest of her her works. I enjoyed this storyline immensely and hope she is working hard on more historical romances. Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed it.read more
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Bravo Lucinda! This book captured my attention immediately and held it through the whole book. There was nothing disappointing about this book.. Except that I wanted it to last forever and hated it to be over! The author has a true gift. Her characters are extremely well developed and her descriptions allow you to feel like you're right there with them. I would definitely recommend this book to others.. Especially historical novel fans. I can't wait to read The Salt Bride and Deadly Engagment!read more
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Midnight Marriage continues the saga of the Roxton family, which began with Noble Satyr (recently reviewed). Antonia and Roxton’s son, Julian, is wayward and headstrong, to the point where his father, fearing he will either make a disastrous marriage or litter the country with illegitimate by-blows, arranges a match between the youthful Julian and Deborah Cavendish. Deborah has no recollection of her midnight marriage at the age of twelve to a weeping, bellicose teenager. Julian is sent to the Continent to improve his ways, while Deborah continues her life. She proves to have an equally headstrong nature, to the despair of her older brother, Gerald, who has hopes of seeing her settle down in a respectable union with Julian in the future. When Deborah finds an injured duellist in the forest near her home, she has no idea who the handsome stranger might be, let alone that she is his wife. When Julian discovers her identity, he makes haste to propose and whisk her off into married life. But Julian’s chequered past and reputation as a libertine catches up with him, in the form of a lawsuit brought by an irate French father, accusing Julian of seducing his daughter. Deborah also finds out that she is married to the degenerate Marquis of Alston, and if that is so, then what happened to the loving Julian Hesham whom she adores? Can she reconcile her feelings for the man she loves with her contempt for the man she married?Another gem from Lucinda Brant’s pen takes readers back into the loves and lives of the Roxtons, and the Georgian era. The plot (based on an actual historical event) is intriguing as hints of dark secrets and strange motives gradually unfold. People with both personal and political motives in engineering this match (or sabotaging it) surround Deborah. Whom can she trust? The energy in this novel starts on page one with a mysterious midnight marriage that sets the tone and pace. The action continues and never lets up. Brant isn’t afraid to subject her heroine to a tumultuous roller-coaster of events, and feisty Deborah is up to it! The love story between Julian and Deborah is tender, and filled with the kind of blunders young people make when setting out on the rocky road of true love. Nice twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning the pages. They will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!First reviewed for Readers Favorite.read more
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At first this was a little hard to get into for me, but then I found myself wishing it wasn't going to end soon. It was sweet and not smutty, a good historical romance for when all you want is the romance.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
After reading the amazing Noble Satyr and loving it and it's authenticity she sent along the follow up, Midnight Marriage, which follows the story of le Duc and Antonia's son, Julian. Once again I am in awe of Lucinda's originality to go outside of the norm and use historical moments to create an elaborate story. You see our lovely Julian isn't the lethario that his father was in the day and instead was rather resentful of his father's wanton ways before he married the astonishing Antonia. So to make sure that Julian does not marry for spite while on his Grand Tour (a rich child's European backpack adventure) M. le Duc marries him off to Deborah, of course a rich heiress (the nobility do not marry below their class, well almost never). This is where the accuracy of Lucinda's writing really catches me, Deborah is only twelve when she is wed to Julian (he's sixteen). Thankfully Lucinda draws the distinct line between Child Bride and Child Wife. Sadly, that is an author's choice and not in reality what did happen back then. At least not always. Child Brides often became Child Wives after the ceremony. However I will not jump on that juicy gravy train of hot topics today. Our lovely Deborah, Deb as she prefers, was so doped on laudanum that she forgets she has even wed and believes the whole spectacle was a dream. Move on nine years and we find our young married couple grown and more mature. Deb still has no recollection of her midnight wedding ceremony, but our Julian does. He then sets out to woo said lovely and make them true man and wife. Evenutally truth is spoken, but not before vows are renewed and marriage consummated. Here is where I found a deviation from Ms. Brant's usual plot. There is truly no evil manaical madman or MonBit in this story. There is of course an antagonist, but he is not featured and dispatched with a revovler much faster than in previous works. This time the story focuses on the internal struggles of the time period rather than the external evil forces one would expect to struggle against. Deborah struggles with the fact that although she lived a free life, she never truly was free. Worse though was how others knew her circumstances and allowed her the delusion of freedom. Julian struggles with comparisons and the past sins of his father. Not understanding the love and devotion between his parents. Blind to the fact, until he meets Deb, that love can overcome. Of course we are graced with the presence of the amazing characters of the first story and I truly wish there was more interaction between Antonia and Vallentine simply because I adore the witty banter, and competitiveness they share. As unique as this story is from her other writings I still highly recommend it (read Noble Satyr first though, 'kay?). I also adore this story due to it being loosely based on the real life marriage of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and his wife Lady Sarah Cadogan in 1720. Sigh, I love history!read more
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Ok, with the negative first: There's some editing work that needs to be done here. Words that weren't needed or missing punctuation. Run on sentences.Now, the good: This was a cute little romance. It was refreshing to read a love story that didn't involve dirty sex scenes or gaudy words. It was a delightful little story. There's suspense, tears, and laughs.read more
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I am not a huge romance novel fan and REALLY not a fan of any romance era that subjugates females but this was a very enjoyable read. well worth a look excellent language and some very enjoyable sections. Well worthe the price if you enjoy this type of book.read more
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Midnight Marriage by Lucinda Brant is a Georgian romance inspired by true historical events. In Midnight Marriage, a young girl of only twelve and a rebellious youth are wed in a ceremony conducted in the dark of night. Then the youth is whisked away by his father, and the young girl returned to her bed. She does not clearly remember the incident as she was drugged. Years later, as an adult, she meets him again but does not realize she is wed to him. He wishes to win her heart without her knowing of his noble title, and on his own merits. They wed again as adults. The rub comes when she learns his real identity and realizes that she has been deceived. There is plenty of subterfuge in this tale, with several subplots skillfully woven throughout. This well-written historical romance clearly illustrates the author’s talent for story-telling. It is engaging, authentic, and comfortably paced. The dialogue is believable and stays true to its period. The settings, outfits, and behavior of the characters are portrayed in delicious detail.This is a book I would highly recommend to any readers who like a sweet historical romance rife with intrigue and complicated by societal expectations of the time. I won this book in a Library Thing Giveaway, and I’m certainly glad I did.read more
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Is coming soon, its a good one just like the book. A must read
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I won another of Ms. Brants books in a member giveaway and promptly went and bought the rest of her her works. I enjoyed this storyline immensely and hope she is working hard on more historical romances. Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Bravo Lucinda! This book captured my attention immediately and held it through the whole book. There was nothing disappointing about this book.. Except that I wanted it to last forever and hated it to be over! The author has a true gift. Her characters are extremely well developed and her descriptions allow you to feel like you're right there with them. I would definitely recommend this book to others.. Especially historical novel fans. I can't wait to read The Salt Bride and Deadly Engagment!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Midnight Marriage continues the saga of the Roxton family, which began with Noble Satyr (recently reviewed). Antonia and Roxton’s son, Julian, is wayward and headstrong, to the point where his father, fearing he will either make a disastrous marriage or litter the country with illegitimate by-blows, arranges a match between the youthful Julian and Deborah Cavendish. Deborah has no recollection of her midnight marriage at the age of twelve to a weeping, bellicose teenager. Julian is sent to the Continent to improve his ways, while Deborah continues her life. She proves to have an equally headstrong nature, to the despair of her older brother, Gerald, who has hopes of seeing her settle down in a respectable union with Julian in the future. When Deborah finds an injured duellist in the forest near her home, she has no idea who the handsome stranger might be, let alone that she is his wife. When Julian discovers her identity, he makes haste to propose and whisk her off into married life. But Julian’s chequered past and reputation as a libertine catches up with him, in the form of a lawsuit brought by an irate French father, accusing Julian of seducing his daughter. Deborah also finds out that she is married to the degenerate Marquis of Alston, and if that is so, then what happened to the loving Julian Hesham whom she adores? Can she reconcile her feelings for the man she loves with her contempt for the man she married?Another gem from Lucinda Brant’s pen takes readers back into the loves and lives of the Roxtons, and the Georgian era. The plot (based on an actual historical event) is intriguing as hints of dark secrets and strange motives gradually unfold. People with both personal and political motives in engineering this match (or sabotaging it) surround Deborah. Whom can she trust? The energy in this novel starts on page one with a mysterious midnight marriage that sets the tone and pace. The action continues and never lets up. Brant isn’t afraid to subject her heroine to a tumultuous roller-coaster of events, and feisty Deborah is up to it! The love story between Julian and Deborah is tender, and filled with the kind of blunders young people make when setting out on the rocky road of true love. Nice twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning the pages. They will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!First reviewed for Readers Favorite.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
At first this was a little hard to get into for me, but then I found myself wishing it wasn't going to end soon. It was sweet and not smutty, a good historical romance for when all you want is the romance.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
After reading the amazing Noble Satyr and loving it and it's authenticity she sent along the follow up, Midnight Marriage, which follows the story of le Duc and Antonia's son, Julian. Once again I am in awe of Lucinda's originality to go outside of the norm and use historical moments to create an elaborate story. You see our lovely Julian isn't the lethario that his father was in the day and instead was rather resentful of his father's wanton ways before he married the astonishing Antonia. So to make sure that Julian does not marry for spite while on his Grand Tour (a rich child's European backpack adventure) M. le Duc marries him off to Deborah, of course a rich heiress (the nobility do not marry below their class, well almost never). This is where the accuracy of Lucinda's writing really catches me, Deborah is only twelve when she is wed to Julian (he's sixteen). Thankfully Lucinda draws the distinct line between Child Bride and Child Wife. Sadly, that is an author's choice and not in reality what did happen back then. At least not always. Child Brides often became Child Wives after the ceremony. However I will not jump on that juicy gravy train of hot topics today. Our lovely Deborah, Deb as she prefers, was so doped on laudanum that she forgets she has even wed and believes the whole spectacle was a dream. Move on nine years and we find our young married couple grown and more mature. Deb still has no recollection of her midnight wedding ceremony, but our Julian does. He then sets out to woo said lovely and make them true man and wife. Evenutally truth is spoken, but not before vows are renewed and marriage consummated. Here is where I found a deviation from Ms. Brant's usual plot. There is truly no evil manaical madman or MonBit in this story. There is of course an antagonist, but he is not featured and dispatched with a revovler much faster than in previous works. This time the story focuses on the internal struggles of the time period rather than the external evil forces one would expect to struggle against. Deborah struggles with the fact that although she lived a free life, she never truly was free. Worse though was how others knew her circumstances and allowed her the delusion of freedom. Julian struggles with comparisons and the past sins of his father. Not understanding the love and devotion between his parents. Blind to the fact, until he meets Deb, that love can overcome. Of course we are graced with the presence of the amazing characters of the first story and I truly wish there was more interaction between Antonia and Vallentine simply because I adore the witty banter, and competitiveness they share. As unique as this story is from her other writings I still highly recommend it (read Noble Satyr first though, 'kay?). I also adore this story due to it being loosely based on the real life marriage of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and his wife Lady Sarah Cadogan in 1720. Sigh, I love history!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Ok, with the negative first: There's some editing work that needs to be done here. Words that weren't needed or missing punctuation. Run on sentences.Now, the good: This was a cute little romance. It was refreshing to read a love story that didn't involve dirty sex scenes or gaudy words. It was a delightful little story. There's suspense, tears, and laughs.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I am not a huge romance novel fan and REALLY not a fan of any romance era that subjugates females but this was a very enjoyable read. well worth a look excellent language and some very enjoyable sections. Well worthe the price if you enjoy this type of book.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Midnight Marriage by Lucinda Brant is a Georgian romance inspired by true historical events. In Midnight Marriage, a young girl of only twelve and a rebellious youth are wed in a ceremony conducted in the dark of night. Then the youth is whisked away by his father, and the young girl returned to her bed. She does not clearly remember the incident as she was drugged. Years later, as an adult, she meets him again but does not realize she is wed to him. He wishes to win her heart without her knowing of his noble title, and on his own merits. They wed again as adults. The rub comes when she learns his real identity and realizes that she has been deceived. There is plenty of subterfuge in this tale, with several subplots skillfully woven throughout. This well-written historical romance clearly illustrates the author’s talent for story-telling. It is engaging, authentic, and comfortably paced. The dialogue is believable and stays true to its period. The settings, outfits, and behavior of the characters are portrayed in delicious detail.This is a book I would highly recommend to any readers who like a sweet historical romance rife with intrigue and complicated by societal expectations of the time. I won this book in a Library Thing Giveaway, and I’m certainly glad I did.
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