An Unlikely Hero

(Berkley/Penguin Intermix, July 2012)

Originally published August 1996, Signet Regency
(sequel to A PERILOUS JOURNEY)

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Story:
The twin daughters of the Duke of Roxley have beauty, brains, wealth and rank, but they refuse offers of marriage and test all their suitors beyond limits. Badgered into attending a house party at the Duke’s palatial estate, scholar Gilbey Kentwell, Viscount Cranford, has agreed to help look out for his schoolmate’s sisters, knowing he is no candidate for their hands. But when he learns the secret they are hiding, and then finds they are threatened by a blackmailer, what’s a hero to do? Can he help them without losing his heart?

Holt Medallion Finalist
Under the Covers Readers Top Five Regency

“…a touching story of devotion and compromise.” —Manderley
“…a wonderful blend of suspense and tenderness.” —reader review
“A terrific read with unexpected villains and a worthy hero thrown into the fray!” — The Literary Times

“…a compelling Regency with an important but not overpowering social message. Sympathetic characters and a story that keeps the reader wondering…a charming, enjoyable read.” Highly Recommended –Under the Covers / A Little Romance

“…a fun to read Regency… a top-notch hero and the twins are both adorable…. expands the barriers of the Regency genre…” — AOL Romance Reviews

“Gail Eastwood creates a sense of suspense …which overshadows the otherwise gay and extravagant house party…. Even the minor characters in AN UNLIKELY HERO come to vivid life.” —–Romance Forever Magazine

“The brilliantly versatile Gail Eastwood changes pace once again to bring us a frothy Regency delight spiced with touching emotion.…beguiling characters and zesty interplay.” —Romantic Times (4+)

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