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It Started with a Whisper

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It started with a whisper... 

Rumors, gossip, and secrets all have a way of unraveling at the worst possible time. Follow each story as it leads you through a path of mystery and intrigue. Lady X's gossip sheet tells all and it leaves everybody talking. The rumors have the potential to ruin lives and with each whisper a new scandal arises. 

Will those who find themselves the subject of her scandal sheet escape unscathed and discover who Lady X is along the way?
One Moonlit Tryst by Amanda Mariel  Lady Tabitha Pemberton wants nothing more than to enjoy her first season without becoming attached, but when Lady X writes of a forbidden tryst between Tabitha and Colin Brooks, the earl of Harcourt, everything changes. Now Tabitha must choose between her reputation and her desire to remain unattached.

Love Me, Lord Tender by Deb Marlowe Lord Tensford has an old title and an empty purse. He knew it would be difficult to find a Society bride, but after Lady X heeds baseless rumor and brands him Lord Terror, it’s next to impossible.
Until he comes to the aid of Lady Hope Brightley, causing Lady X to re-dub him Lord Tender.
Now he’s a laughing stock and a fortune hunter. But Lady Hope means to repay him and help him find a bride. In the end, will she turn him over to the perfect mate? Or ask him to . . . Love Me, Lord Tender?
The Lady Loves a Scandal by Christina McKnight Many years ago, Gideon Lyndon, Viscount Galway, made a grave mistake. On the verge of rectifying this misdeed, he finds himself faced with his greatest challenge yet: winning back the woman he has loved since the moment he met her. But after a year of silence, convincing his headstrong paramour Sybil Anson to take him back will not be easy. Especially since he can’t even explain why he left—not if he wants to keep her safe.
The Scandalous Widow by Erica Monroe Bow Street Runner Gabriel Sinclair has spent the last three years trying to forget about smart, beautiful Lady Jemma Forster, Countess of Wolverston, who broke his heart when she married his best friend. Her husband's death thrusts Gabriel and Jemma back together, as they work to find his murderer. Their investigation takes them into the darkest, most dangerous parts of London. They’re perfect partners for solving crimes, but can they be partners in love too?
How to Land an Earl in Ten Days or Less by Ava Stone Known for his silver tongue, Reese Delacy, the Earl of Darling, wagers that he can make any girl fall in love with him in less than a fortnight. Unfortunately, the boast catches the ear and subsequently the pen of a notorious gossip columnist, making Reese a pariah in short order. He seems doomed for failure until he meets a Bermudian beauty who is seemingly unaware of the scandal.

With control of the Caribbean salt trade hanging in the balance, Miss Cara Beckett, left her home to solicit the support of parliament, never imagining she’d become embroiled in a reckless wager. 

A Lady Hoyden's Secret by Dawn Brower Lady Helena Carter has a secret. She dare not reveal it and court her own ruin--or incur the wrath of Lady X.  Oliver Hunt, the Marquess of Dashville has problems of his own regarding the Lady of Whispers, and only Lady Helena can help him. As they cross paths, desire sparks between them. Their budding romance is tested as secrets are uncovered, and the revelations will either bring them closer together or tear them apart foreve

Customer Reviews


What can be better than a book with 6 stories by six different talented writers? Not much I would say! Each has the gossip of Lady X attached to their story who deals out the latest on dits to the ton. The goal for each character is not to land on her list because it makes it difficult to be redeemed!

Love Me Lord Tender by Deb Marlowe is just one of those stories. William Grey, Lord Tensford had been labeled "Lord Terror" by Lady X and it made him shunned and whispered about by everyone in the Ton! Unfortunately he needed to wed an heiress to bring much needed funds into his estate to counteract the wasteful spending of his family. At a ball, he runs into Lady Hope Brightley and ends of coming to her aid by getting her out of a compromising situation by an relentless suitor. She dubs him Lord Tender due to his coming to her rescue. Now, he is teased and looked at as a fortune hunter! Hope is determined to find him a suitable wife, but does she really want anyone else to have him? This is a delightful story of how rumors and untruths can turn the course of one's life, but in the end the heart prevails. Loved this story!!

The Scandalous Widow by Erica Monroe takes on a little darker side of the Ton. Gabriel Sinclair, a bow street runner has seen a lot. But when he finds a peer murdered who he recognizes, he can hardly believe it was a random act. Lady Jemma Forster, Countess of Wolverston believes her husband's murder was for financial gain and she is determined to find the truth. Gabriel and Jemma have a past that cannot be ignored as they work together to find Lord Wolverston's killer. Can old feelings come back alive? An intriguing story that will keep you guessing!

How to Land an Earl in Ten Days or Less by Ava Stone shows how a wager made by Reese Delacy, the Earl of Darling can go terribly wrong. When he makes a wager he can make any girl fall in love with him in 10 days, he does not realize Lady X will print it in the paper! So every available girl is staying away from him except one, Miss Cara Beckett. Cara needs his help in helping her family and people who are in the Caribbean. As they are brought together, how does Reese's scheming backfire? A delightful read that you will enjoy.

One Moonlit Tryst by Amanda Mariel has Lady Taibtha Pemberton in her first season and wanting to just have fun and not be serious about marriage until her next year. But as a rumor gets out when Lady X writes about her having a tryst with Colin Brooks, things are not so simple anymore!! This story will have you smiling and feeling good as you turn the last page.

The Lady Loves a Scandal by Christina McKnight brings us Gideon Lyndon, Viscoutn Galway who is wanting to win back Sybil Anson's affections. Having disappeared for over a year, he is trying to keep his secrets of why he left and keep Sybil safe. But as we all know, keeping secrets never works out! A bumpy ride ensues as Gideon works hard to get Sybil back and have a happy ever after for them both.

A Lady Hoyden's Secret by Dawn Brower shows again how keeping secrets is very difficult. Lady Helena Carter knows she cannot let her secret get out or she may be ruined and Lady X will reveal all. Oliver Hunt, the Marquis of Dashville has his own concerns regarding Lady X and it seems only Helena can help him. As they come together so does their attraction, but as secrets are uncovered, they struggle not to be torn apart.

So in the end the Lady of Whispers, Lady X played a part in each of the stories. It goes to show, a secret or an incorrect whisper can change the course of one's life and love!!


I Really enjoyed the way this book was set up. A group of really fantastic authors!

Very good!

One Moonlit Tryst
Amanda Mariel
Lord Colin Harcourt, a well known rake and Lady Tabitha Pemberton, most sought-after debutantes relationship started out on a bet. Neither one had any intention of making a match, but best laid plans don’t alway go as planed. I loved both the main characters and I always enjoy when there’s a secondary romance in a story.

Love Me, Lord Tender
Deb Marlowe
I love when I read the end of a story with a huge smile on my face!
William Grey, “Lord Terror/Tender” Lord Tensford has been to source of the gossip column and scorned by the ton for decisions he had no choice but to make. On the day he makes his return to the ton he meets Lady Hope Brightley and they strike up a partnership to find him a match that will bring in the money he needs for his estate. Hope shows him that not all the ton elite are bad, that some have the heart that he’s looking for. Hope too is searching for someone to except her for herself and not only for what little she can bring to a match. Can they find what they both desire or will they except their fate?
There is so much that I loved about this story but I can’t tell all or I will ruin the story for you. Just know that you need to read this story!

The Lady Loves A Scandal
Christina McKnight
Gideon, Viscount Galway disappears the night before he was to sign the betrothal papers for the love of his life Lady Sybil Anson. A year of heartbreak, worries and fear that he will never comeback Lady Sybil knows she must move on. Gideon reappears at her home during a ball and Sybil is afraid he’s a mirage and he will disappear again. Gideon hopes that Sybil will forgive him but without telling her where he’s been Sybil may never trust him again. Gideon hopes that their love will conquer all, if only Sybil will trust him.
Sybil was such a spitfire and their chemistry was so strong you could truly feel here love through out the Book.

The Scandalous Widow
Erica Monroe
Gabriel Sinclair the Rouge Runner was the only person that Jemma Forster, Countess of Wolverston trusted to help her prove who murdered her husband. He was also the only man she truly loved and a childhood friend of her husbands. She loved her husband, they had a true friendship but it was not a love match. Together Gabriel and Jemma track down the evidence they need and on the way they realize life is to short to always do what’s expected of them. They have a second chance at love and they plan to take it if they can.
This is my least favorite so far, it was missing something.

How to Land an Earl in Ten Days
Ava Stone
Read what happens when a bet at Whites and a bet made in a parlor meet and the merry chase begins.
Reese Delacy, the Earl of Darling knows he’s charming and handsome but he may soon regret his bet when he meets the spirited and beautiful Miss Cara Beckett. Cara is pulled in to the parlor bet much to her knowing it can lead to no good. The more time they spend together their feelings for each other grow but will misspoken words and the secret bet ruin their future? There are some great twists and turns and heartbreak have tissues. Reese is very charming and a truly nice man and Cara is the perfect match for him.

A Lady Hoyden’s Secret
Dawn Brower
There has only ever been one man that has drawn Lady Helena Carter attention, Lord Oliver Hunt, the Marquess of Dashville, but the day her brother forced him to dance with her at a ball changed that. Oliver not only hurt Helena’s feelings he treated her poorly and was an arse. They’ve both been in and out of the gossip sheets, Oliver did not like the way it made him look or feel. Several years later they meet at a ball and Oliver realized what’s been missing, Helena. Helena wants nothing to do with Oliver, she has her plans in place, she can take care of herself. Even if she feels the pull towards Oliver, he doesn’t really care for her, even her parents don’t. Could she be wrong, It’s doubtful, if he were to find out her secret he would not understand.
Helena is a strong and intelligent women and Oliver sees her as that and so much more, if only she’d give them a chance.

It Started with a Whisper
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  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: Jan 23, 2018
  • Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 702 Pages
  • Language: English
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