Lady Francesca Darling has been in love with Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, since she was five years old. When they meet again at her debutante ball she finds her feelings remain the same, and to her joy he is mesmerized by her. To the gossipy matrons of the ton it’s the perfect match—the richest heiress and the most eligible bachelor.
But can their budding love survive her interfering family and the deep scars from his father’s abuse? Enchanted as he is with the delightful woman Fanny has become, Devlin intends never to repeat that abuse, vowing not to live with his wife and Children.
Fanny is a determined young lady — she wants Devlin and a true marriage. Is her love strong enough to tear down all his walls?
A 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist!
“I’m not fond of balls. I find them rather boring.
But I have been abroad for a couple of years and
thought it would be a perfect way to announce I’ve
returned for good. But most importantly I hoped I
would meet up with some old acquaintances.”
“I will give you some advice,” Fanny said, giving
him her most innocent smile. “It is really hard to meet
good friends when one is hiding in the shadows of the
His laughter filled the air, and she could see heads
turning their way. Some people were slowly moving
closer to them, and she guessed they wouldn’t be alone
more than a short while longer.
There were just too many eager mamas out there,
ready to throw their daughters at his feet, and they
wouldn’t let something like a quiet chat between two
acquaintances stop them.
“Well, I wouldn’t really call it hiding. It’s more
like trying to remember why I thought it was such a
good idea to be here in the first place.”
“So what do you think now, when you have
actually entered the ballroom, although from the wrong
entrance. Was it such a bad idea?”
He leaned closer to her, and the warmth of his arm
pressed against hers.
“Now I think it was the best idea I ever had.”
Mary Ann Langan from Tribute Books Mama
This is a very romantic and easy read story that fills every page with the excitement of the debutante ball season and the pairing of the richest heiress and the most eligible bachelor.
Jackie Jackson from Book Maven
If you’re looking for your next good historical love story I definitely suggest picking up Fanny and Devlin’s story. You will fall in love with them along with all the other characters in Jennifer Wenn’s A Family Affair.
Marlena Hand from Life As I Know It and Author Alliance
The story has passion and romance and even drama and humor. It’s an enticing read, one that I couldn’t put down.
Laura Lee from Sweets Books
This is one of my personal favorites! It’s so light-hearted and fun, family based!
Valkyrie Fatality from Rockin’ & Reviewing
This was a fantastic book! The plot, the characters, the love, loss, pain, and just everything about life that we know is out there is blended into the pages almost seamlessly as though they were born there. I have no idea what more I can say about this book? Why are you still sitting here! Go and get it, you will not be disappointed!
Maura from Coffee Time Romance & More
This is a very well-written Regency tale. The characters are so vivid. They seem about to walk right off the page. Fanny and Devlin are complex and fully developed characters with some interesting quirks. The plot is full of suspense, action as well as romance, with a few interesting twists that will keep the reader on her toes. I look forward to reading more about the Royal family in the future.
Giulia Esposito from My Devastating Reads
A period romance, this book had a blurb that just drew me in. The childhood love, the dark past, the setting, the heroine striking out to make the hero fall in love with her–all of this just screamed excitement and fun at me. And I have to admit, the novel was definitely engaging. I was never once bored and the characters were well drawn out.
Lisa Wolff from Rouges Under The Covers
Warm, sexy and delightful, I thoroughly enjoyed this romance and am looking forward to more of this wonderful family finding their happily-ever-afters!
Cerian Halford from The Rookie Romance Blog
A Family Affair has everything a great romance needs to keep you hooked from start to finish- a feisty heroine, a delicious hero, fabulous secondary characters, plenty of conflicts and twists, and a satisfying HEA. Jennifer Wenn’s writing combines humour, with plenty of emotion and passion.
Sheri Wilkerson from Everybody Needs A Little Romance
To say that I loved this book is an understatement! Ms. Wenn tells a story with wit, humor, and a wonderful sense of who her characters are. I couldn’t help but fall in love with all of them and found myself smiling or laughing quite often over the happenings in the story.
Dawn Sullivan from Let’s Get Romantical
After reading this I do have to say that Jennifer Wenn is here to stay. Her writing is heart felt. It pulls at your heart strings and captures you. This book was very well written. It grabs your attention right away starting at page one and keeps you glued to the pages. You will not want to put it down.