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The Rake and the Recluse

Book 1, Lords of Time — Illustrated - A Tale of Two Brothers

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Denver, Colorado, yesterday. 
Francine Larrabee, a highly respected business woman, is getting ready for a presentation that will change her life when she's in a car accident in the back of a taxi. Suddenly she's a woman with no name and no home in Northern England, near the Scottish border, the year of Our Lord... 1880.
Francine is catapulted into a world that threatens her life, controlled by a man who may destroy her heart. Isolated from the world she grew up in, without so much as a glimmer of the world she knows she must survive amid the sudden danger, violence, and passion. 

Francine learns her only chance of safety lies in Gideon Trumbull, a lionhearted--but evasive--duke. What begins as a compulsion to learn anything about him becomes an urgent need, and Francine finds herself in an inescapable new reality, a world in which she doesn't belong.


Meanwhile... Gideon's brother Perry has likewise been caught up in an incident, finding a runaway housemaid in his carriage as he's bound for London. His brother is going to kill him if something happens to one of his staff. That something being his rakish brother Perry, of course. 

But his stowaway, Lilly, has another idea. She plans on seducing a rake who refuses to touch her. It seems like just the right challenge to sooth her damaged soul.


Two complete love stories in one beautiful book.


THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE : BOOK ONE in the Lords of Time Series
THE DUKE AND THE BARON : BOOK TWO in the Lords of Time Series
THE DUKE AND THE DOMINA : BOOK THREE in the Lords of Time Series
THE TROUBLE WITH GRACE : BOOK FOUR in the Lords of Time Series
THE SPARE AND THE HEIR : BOOK FIVE in the Lords of Time Series o

What's New in Version 1.4

Updated series information


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Customer Reviews


This is an awesome book! At first I was thrown off by the pictures but as I went on it added so much more to the story! I loved the story line. I would like to have a sequel and pick up where it left off.

You Have Too Read All Of Them

These stories were great. I downloaded all of them together.
I did like the pictures. I think people just don't know that you are a photographer too. If you look at them closely just for artistic value alone they are very beautiful. I don't normally like historical romance but I do like the time travel romances. They tend to let you dip into the historical without being overwhelming.
These stories flowed lovely and I hate to say it but I do wish to know how his brother thought about the marriage. I wish you to continue the story maybe with one of the cousins. It would just be so nice. I will say you do paint a very pretty picture of details and surrounding. That may be others may not enjoy the photographs as much. I did not feel that they were a distraction. I enjoyed a moment to stop and reflect on the story being told.

Great book... Looking forward to the series being continued

Amazing book really unique plot & a very refreshing change & interesting theory. Great romance but I do wish that the novel continued on with Perry & Lilly's story & what happens after Gideon & Francine's story. Not to mention finally discovering what happened to Madeline in the epilogue. Really hoping LeBlanc ties up all the loose ends soon in her next book & I will definitely be reading them & all future ones to come. A lot of old English used in the novel because of the setting but you can figure it out via context clues but I did look up a good amount of words. Great series all together as this book is all of them so far in one.

The Rake and the Recluse
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Erotic Romance
  • Published: Feb 28, 2012
  • Publisher: Iris Photo Agency
  • Seller: Jenn LeBlanc
  • Print Length: 740 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Lords of Time — Illustrated
  • Version: 1.4
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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