Lady Delafont's Dilemma



Lady Delafont's DilemmaLady Emily Sedgely, Separated From Her Husband And Bored To Distraction After Years Of Solitude In The Wilds Of Yorkshire, Is Stirred By A Sudden Thirst For Life And Eagerly Returns To London For The Season Back In The Swirl Of Society, She Quickly Warms To The Attentions Of An Ardent Young Frenchman Until A Chance Encounter With Baxter, Her Estranged Husband, Leaves Her As Confused As Ever About Her Heart S True Longings.Baxter, The Marquess Of Sedgely, Was Given To Dark Moods And An Uncertain Temper That Doomed His Marriage Finding Relief In Travel, He Spent Five Years Gallivanting The Continent And Has Now Returned To London With A Comely Young Mistress And A Dangerous Secret Cavalier About His Safety, He Discovers A Far Greater Concern For Just One Look At Emily Stirs A Realization That While His Life May Be In Danger, It Is His Heart That Faces A Immediate Peril.When Emily S Young French Suitor Arouses Suspicions That He May Not Be All That He Appears And A Unknown Assailant Makes Several Attempts On Baxter S Life, The Two Are Driven To Protect Each Other And Surrender To A Passionate Reawakening And Neither Will Rest Until They Are Safely In The Arms Of The Only Person They Ve Ever LovedThis Books Was Originally Published Under The Title Lady Delafont S Dilemma.

Donna Lea Simpson is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery novelist with over twenty titles published in the last ten years An early love for the novels of Jane Austen and Agatha Christie was a portent of things to come Donna believes that a dash of mystery adds piquancy to a romantic tale, and a hint of romance adds humanity to a mystery story Besides writing romance and mystery novels

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  • 15 January 2017

10 thoughts on “Lady Delafont's Dilemma

  1. Caz says:

    3.5 stars.Originally published in 2000 as Lady Delafont s Dilemma, this is the story of an older couple she s thirty six, he s forty two whose marriage fell apart and who have been living separately for five years For the last two of those years, they have been legally separated which is just about as close to divorce as it was possible to get back then, unless you were incredibly wealthy and influential.There are aspects of the book that are probably going to be unpalatable to some readers the husband has a mistress young enough to be his daughter, for example, and there are continual references to the fact that the heroine has put on a bit of weight but if you can get past that, you ll find a thoughtful exploration of what caused the breakdown of the couple s marriage and the way in which they both come to realise that neither of them really fought for it as they should have done.The story opens as Emily, the Marchoiness of Sedgely has just returned to London following a lengthy sojourn at the family estate in Yorkshire, where she has been, in effect, in mourning for the death of her marriage Now, she s ready to re join the land of the living, and is determined to make a life for her...

  2. Geri says:

    NETGALLEY I like certain aspects to this story, but I cannot comprehend the long separation and the fact that Baxter has had mistresses during their separation He admits to drinking gambling and whoring after their separation Disgusting.Then when it looked like they would reconcile he believes the lie of her ha...

  3. Brooke says:

    I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This book was originally published under the title, Lady Delafont s Dilemma The gist Emily and Baxter have been married about fifteen years, but legally separated the last two They had a love match and tremendous passion, but their inability to conceive a child and Baxter s caustic mother drove a massive wedge between them Now they re both back in London and they can t deny the love they both still harbor Someone is trying to kill Baxter and Emily is trying to manage a young Frenchman set on becoming her lover Can they figure out who is trying to kill Baxter and work toward a reconciliation they both desperately want before it s too late I liked Emily and Baxter and was routing for them to reconcile My gut clenched and tears pricked my eyes several times with their independent feelings of love and jealousy and desolation The story itself was decent It was a good plot and it held my interest My only complaint about the plot would be all the distractions that were going on They were almost all tied in together in the end and buttone...

  4. Sieravonne says:

    I can t say I was disappointed but it wasn t as good as the first book, Lord St Claire s Angel.It was a bit annoying at the beginning that I think I might rate it 2 stars if it keeps on, however, things took a turn for the better and I felt that I could give 4 stars Then again, it became a little irritating once but this time I reckon that I could score it with 3 stars.There were so many things that made me give this rating 1 Baxter s realization on why he didn t want to bed his very young mistress was too cringe worthy He felt paternal towards her because she was, after all, his creation Wow So incest.2 What an a hoe Baxter was He couldn t help hurting his wife but didn t want to hurt his mistress 3 Baxter was a hypocrite for declaring that he didn t want to take another man s leaving when he couldn t keep his breeches buttoned for how many years 4 Baxter was also a damn coward for not confronting his wife nor issuing a duel to Etienne His reason for not calling out the Frenchie was brainless This was Regency period It was disgraceful if the husband did not challenge the wife s lover into a duel It was his honor and reputation that was at stake there Perhaps that was the reason he wasn t able to impregnate Emily for eons because he didn t have any freakin balls at all.5 Seriously Baxter and Emilly still had the mood to copulate 3 times when they need to rescue May And here I thought that Emily...

  5. Jean says:

    Lady Delafont s Dilemma Book 2 Lords Ladiesby Donna SimpsonThe new publication of this book is under the title Married to a Rogue This is Baxter Delafont, Marquess of Sedgely and Lady Emily Sedgely s story.Emily had decided to come to London She had been separated from her husband for five years Tonight at the opera was her first entrance into London society.The Marquess of Sedgely, known to his friends as Delafont had come back from gallivanting on the continent He had sent his mistress , Belle Gallant, earlier to his friend Sylvester Lessington who was a theatre owner in hope that Lessington could put Belle on stage.Lessington and Delafont were both attending the opera tonight when they overheard a man proclaimed loudly My Lady has grown fat as he held a quizzing glass to his eye The lady in question was Emily Emily had indeed put on two or three stones, but he remembered her as she was when they first met all naive and sweet.Lessington known as Less was a friend to both Emily and Delafont He came to Emily the next day with a worry Someone was trying to kill Delafont When she heard that there had been several attacks on his life and another attempt the previous evening she and Less went over to his house Delafont brushed off their concerns There was another man in the room, Vicomte Etienne M...

  6. Sorcha says:

    From the author of The Earl of Hearts comes a Regency romance celebrating the witty and romantic world that fans of Georgette Heyer have fallen in love with.Lady Emily Sedgely, separated from her husband and bored to distraction after years of solitude in the wilds of Yorkshire, is stirred by a sudden thirst for life and eagerly returns to London for the Season Back in the swirl of society, she quickly warms to the attentions of an ardent young Frenchman until a chance encounter with Baxter, her estranged husband, leaves her as confused as ever about her heart s true longings.Baxter, the Marquess of Sedgely, was given to dark moods and an uncertain temper that doomed his marriage Finding relief in travel, he spent five years gallivanting the Continent and has now returned to London with a comely young mistress and a dangerous secret Cavalier about his safety, he discovers a far greater concern for just one look at Emily stirs a realization that while his life may be in danger, it is his heart that faces a immediate peril.When Emily s young French suitor arouses suspicions that he may not be all that he appears and a unknown assailant makes several attempts on Baxter s life, the two are driven to protect each other and surrender to a passionate reawakening and neither will rest until they are safely in the arms of the only person they ve ever loved.Received in ebook from Net...

  7. Cruth says:

    My copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.Author Donna Lea SimpsonFirst published 2000 as Lady Delafont s DilemmaLength 3691 locations kindle Setting London, Regency Reference to Napoleon s exile on Saint Helena, 1815 1821.Sex Fade to black.Hero Has a very young mistress Has been travelling the world as a government courier.Heroine While separated from Baxter and rusticating in Yorkshire, Emily has gained 1 2 stone Her weight is often commented on She is believed to be barren.Cheating While they have been separated for a number of years Baxter has taken up with a young actress Emily is also considering having an affair.Includes excerpt from The Earl of Hearts by Donna Lea Simpson.Unlike many of it s kind, this is not a married in haste and off he runs historical Baxter and Emi...

  8. Elle Markov says:

    Could not get behind this romance Baxter claims to love his wife Emily yet he sends her away Then he takes on a slew of mistresses until settling with Belle for a while He stops having a relationship with Belle because he develops paternal feeling toward her, like eww Then he realizes he really loves Emily, whom he hasn t seen in 5 years and he only comes to this realization after he sees how she is getting attention from another man Granted this story is staged in a time when this was the norm, married rich guys from London s upper echelon take on lovers while being married, but this story is just so bad Emily is so nice and you just feel so bad for her, because she actually loves her husband Etienne is introduced as a romantic interest for Emily except in the end he just disappears and then dies Too many characters are introduced and they really don t do anything for the story Baxter doesn t apologize to Emily until the very end and it really doesn t seem like they have a real resolution of their problems, t...

  9. eyes.2c says:

    love him, dislike him ________3 1 2 starsThe thing is I thought Lady Emily Sedgely was magnificent and loved Belle Baxter, Marquess of Sedgely, however comes across as so Mr Darcy gone wrong The fact that he had this passionate relationship with his wife, is presented as a determined man with a mind of his own and yet allows his mother to make his wife s life miserable just doesn t ring true He is left looking foolish Connecting these two different sides of his personality is difficult A proud and pigheaded man, a man of uncertain temper whose actions have brought about his own, and his wife s suffering, and the hiatus in their relationship Yet in his unguarded moments of acknowledged love for his wife, and in the protection he shows towards his gamine mistress Belle, we see a different person Is Baxter a rogue He doesn t come across like that to me More a stubborn and wilful man who knows his due I took a dislike to him from the moment, after a two year absence on the continent, he spat out that his lady wife had grown fat It was hard for me to actually come to like him He certainly had a lot of redeeming to do Etienne Marchant is just too convenient as the villain ...

  10. Rhiannon Overby says:

    While I love a good historical romance, this book feel a little flat for me While it was a roller coaster of emotions, especially for Emily and Baxter, it just wasn t enough This book is written from the POV of many of the characters 6 if I remember correctly and most of the book is written from an introspective position, most of which come from Emily and Baxter about the past I must rather gather the information through conversations that take place I felt like the author was also a little redundant and mentioned that same memories of the past time and time again I did enjoy that the heroine of this story did not have the typical body type you see, she was older and had gained some weight With that said, it was constantly throw in your face by several characters that she was fat , another one of the redundant aspects of the book While...

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