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The Lord and the Lady Astronomer
(The Grantham Girls #3)
By Alissa Baxter
Regency, Historical Romance (Sweet & Wholesome)
Paperback & eBook, 258 Pages
November 1, 2023 by Dragonblade Publishing 


Can wishing upon a star ever come true?

Abigail Grantham has always taken a keen interest in astronomy since her brother Sir John Grantham enlisted her aid as a young girl to keep records of his astronomical discoveries. Abigail is delighted when her uncle, Lord Longmore, invites her to stay at Longmore Hall in Buckinghamshire as he needs her assistance to compile a star chart.

When Abigail arrives at the Hall, her Aunt Longmore introduces her to local society. However, Abigail also spends a great deal of time in her uncle’s observatory, viewing the night skies alongside her uncle’s neighbor, fellow astronomer William, Viscount Rochvale.

Lord Rochvale is intrigued by Abigail, and when he discovers that they share an interest in ancient buildings and Roman history, he contrives to become better acquainted with her away from her uncle’s observatory, taking her to places of archaeological interest with a view to winning her heart. But the astronomical project they are working on makes courtship difficult, and William’s plans are further frustrated by his rakish cousin Gerald Burnby, who becomes a frequent visitor to Longmore Hall, seeking out Abigail too.

After a valuable Roman urn disappears from Longmore Hall, a series of mysterious occurrences unravel, presenting a puzzle Abigail has no idea how to solve. However, when events escalate into peril, Abigail discovers that it is the night sky that holds the secret to the missing urn—as well as to her stolen heart.

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With a faint cry, Abigail sprang into the coach. Thank goodness Joshua had left the door open. Panting, she fell in a heap on the seat. Her aunt’s face wasn’t visible within the dark confines, but her voice resonated with concern. “What’s amiss, dear?”

“Someone’s in the road. A giant of a man.” Abigail’s breath came in gasps. “He must be a villain as he was creeping around in the dark holding a gun. I jabbed him with my umbrella. Twice. We must leave!”

Joshua approached the door, the light of his lamp now spilling into the coach. “Begging your pardon, Miss Longmore, but Lord Rochvale requests a lift back to the Hall.”

“Lord Rochvale?” Her aunt sounded bemused. “Oh, of course. He must be out looking at the stars.”

Abigail’s gaze swept from her aunt’s face to Joshua’s impassive features. “Lord Rochvale, Aunt?”

“Our closest neighbor, dear. He works with your uncle. He is also an astronomer and often walks between the two properties at night.”

“Oh!” Rocks seemed to settle in the region of Abigail’s stomach. She bit her lip. “Is his lordship hurt, Joshua?”

The groom opened his mouth to reply, but before he could say anything, a calm voice spoke from behind him, “I am perfectly well, thank you. Good evening, Miss Longmore.”

Great-aunt Mildred nodded. “Good evening, Rochvale. You haven’t sustained an injury?”

“Only to my dignity,” he said dryly.

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About the Author

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency novel, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Alissa then published two chick lit novels before returning to her favourite era with her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways... at least eventually. Her new Dragonblade trilogy, The Grantham Girls, continues this inspiring theme.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.Connect with Alissa by visiting to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

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