Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance by Lucinda Brant

Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance

By Lucinda Brant

  • Release Date: 2010-09-18
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 578 Ratings
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Lucinda Brant's sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance —Cheryl Bolen, New York Times bestselling author

Roxton Family Saga: Julian and Deb’s Happily Ever After.

1760s England and France: Based on real events, a hasty midnight marriage establishes a dynasty.

Just twelve years old, and drugged with laudanum to make her compliant, Deborah Cavendish is woken in the middle of the night and married off to a distraught boy not much older than herself.

Years later, Deb stumbles across a wounded duelist in the forest, and it is love at first sight. Deb has no idea the wounded duelist is in truth her noble husband Julian Hesham, Marquess of Alston, returned to England after years in exile to claim his wife.

Remaining incognito, Julian is determined Deb will fall in love with him, not his title, and sets out to woo her before she can be seduced by a persistent suitor with ulterior motives. Their marriage, and the future of the Roxton dukedom depend upon it.

“The energy starts on page one and never lets up. Twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning pages. Highly recommended! — Fiona Ingram, Readers’ Favorite 5 STAR Medal Winner

“Lucinda Brant fully immerses the reader in the world of Georgian England, keeping you turning pages, or listening late into the night as the case may be. For those historical romance fans who have been gobsmacked by Nicholas Boulton (as a narrator), I am thrilled to report that Alex Wyndham is every bit as good. His narrative voice is deep and lovely. I unreservedly recommend that you listen to MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE.”—Lady Wesley, Romantic Historical Reviews audiobook review

“You will once again be reminded why Lucinda Brant’s books are such a treasure.” —SWurman, Night Owl Reviews 5 STAR Top Pick

Romance. Drama. Family secrets. There’s never a dull moment for the 18th Century’s first family…

Standalone series-starter in the highly acclaimed ROXTON FAMILY SAGA
100,000 words, about 400 standard pages (not including bonus material)
Non-explicit, mild sensuality

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Readers’ Favorite Audiobook Silver Medal Winner
Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist

Many readers enjoy Lucinda Brant's books as part of a wider series since her characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world with people and events cross-referenced throughout. Should you wish to read each series in chronological order, here is the sequence:

Roxton Family Saga
1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia)
1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb)
1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon)
1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory)
1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher)
1780s SATYR’S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa)
ETERNALLY YOURS: Roxton Letters Volume One
FOREVER REMAIN: Roxton Letters Volume Two

Salt Hendon Series
1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane)
1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline)

Alec Halsey Mysteries
Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house mayhem)
Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (The mysterious Miranda)
Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad)
Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Coming soon)


  • Perfect

    By H for Happy
    Love romance and history...perfect combo here!
  • Midnight marriage

    By Thetartist
    I liked the book except the parts where most of the male characters continue to snuff white powder continuously. (as that was Cocaine it implies that they were all drugged out all the time ...this totally turned me off because it totally implies that is is ok and socially acceptable to be drugged up all the time 'cause they did it back then so it must also be ok now. Who wants to go through life killing off brain cells and becoming truly stupid in time with no dignity or self worth? It totally contradicts the "regality" of the time for me and dulled my enjoyment of the book.
  • Would not recommend

    By Debbie :) yup that's me
    I liked the idea of the book but the characters' moods and thoughts didn't make sense. Something was off throughout the whole book. It felt unfinished. Too much going on. I liked the idea but was sorely disappointed.
  • Ugh

    By Fearoffire99
    So so so very long. Really stilted writing. I kept with it hoping it would get better. Yuck. Awful book and I never feel that way. Don't read this
  • Long but awesome.

    By Catlovermomma
    Took a bit to get going but once it did I didn't want to put it down! Enjoyed it thoroughly and will have to check out more by this author.
  • Excellent Writing!

    By Unka Charles
    Kudos to Ms. Brant for writing another wonderful story about the Roxton family. Intriguing plot, excellent characterization, historical excellence! I'm on to book 3. I read a host of historical romance writers' works. After reading two of Ms. Brant's novels, she is now one of my favorites. Thank you!
  • Frustrating read

    By NHHokie
    The characters were not developed enough to pull this good plot off. This could have been a really good book, but it just wasn't in-depth enough to make it flow to best advantage.
  • Hard to follow

    By JleighPJumper
    This book, although having a decent story line, was disjointed and didn't hold my interest. It needs to go back to the editor
  • Wonderful!

    By NevadaLee
    Some of the best writing, and most interesting characters, I've come across in a long time. Having read so much bad prose in stories, I struggled with habit, to slow down and enjoy the fullness of the story. Every scene, character and event are rich in detail. Anticipate reading more from L. Brant!
  • Good book

    By Charleebd
    Enjoyed reading it.