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An Island Princess Starts a Scandal

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30th May 2023

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349434476

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‘[A] sumptuous and historically rich romance. . . Empowering and exhilarating’ Kirkus (starred review)

‘Fiery, heartfelt. . . swoony’ Entertainment Weekly

USA TODAY bestselling author Adriana Herrera returns with a new historical romance novel, following A Caribbean Heiress in Paris

One last summer.

For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her paintings at the 1889 Exposition Universelle came at the perfect time. Soon to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Manuela has given herself one last summer of freedom – in Paris, with her two best friends.

One scandalous encounter.

Cora Kempf Bristol, Duchess of Sundridge, is known for her ruthlessness in business. It’s not money she chases, but power. When she sees the opportunity to secure her position among her rivals, she does not hesitate. How difficult could it be to convince the mercurial Miss Caceres Galvan to part with a parcel of land she’s sworn never to sell?

One life-changing bargain.

Tempted by Cora’s offer, Manuela proposes a trade: her beloved land for a summer with the duchess in her corner of Paris. A taste of the wild, carefree world that will soon be out of her reach. What follows thrills and terrifies Cora, igniting desires the duchess long thought dead. As they fill their days indulging in a shared passion for the arts and their nights with dark and delicious deeds, the happiness that seemed impossible moves within reach . . . though claiming it could cause the greatest scandal Paris has seen in decades.

Why readers love A Caribbean Heiress in Paris . . .

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a triumph!’ Sarah MacLean

‘Historical romance at its very best – fresh, lush and full of steam!’ Sophie Jordan

‘Ferociously feminist and sensual, with a dreamily diverse cast. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a dazzling historical romance’ Helen Hoang

‘A breath of fresh air featuring everything I love about historical romance’ Martha Waters

‘A lush, vivid romance, highly recommended’ Evie Dunmore

‘A pure delight from start to finish . . . this peek into the glittering world of the Belle Époque will leave you breathless’ Joanna Shupe

‘Lush settings, rich characters, and that familiar feeling of West Indies’s allure will steal your heart’ Vanessa Riley

‘The historical romance of my dreams’ Eva Leigh

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Reviews

Publisher's Weekly
The cultural diversity represented is historically accurate, beautifully integrated, sensitively explored, and incredibly refreshing. It's high time romance diversified its tales of dashing dukes; Herrera doesn't disappoint on that front
Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author
Ferociously feminist and sensual, with a dreamily diverse cast. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a dazzling historical romance
Sierra Simone, USA TODAY bestselling author
This gorgeously penned book fuses together scorching chemistry, textured characters, and a searing examination of power and colonialism, all while scratching my favourite romance itches: witty, stubborn leads, intense (and sensual) swoons, and of course, an ensemble that already has me dying for the next book in the series. Adriana Herrera is magnificent, and A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a testament to her incomparable voice and vision
Harper St. George, author of The Heiress Gets a Duke
A sparkling and feminist romance with a fiercely independent, business-minded heroine and a dashing Scottish hero who supports her. Stunning settings, family intrigue, and delicious chemistry that sets the pages on fire - this book has everything you could want in historical romance
Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author
Ferociously feminist and sensual, with a dreamily diverse cast. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a dazzling historical romance
Martha Waters, author of To Love and to Loathe
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a breath of fresh air featuring everything I love about historical romance
Harper St. George, author of The Heiress Gets a Duke
A sparkling and feminist romance with a fiercely independent, business-minded heroine and a dashing Scottish hero who supports her. Stunning settings, family intrigue, and delicious chemistry that sets the pages on fire - this book has everything you could want in historical romance
Library Journal (starred review)
Herrera kicks off the Las Léonas series with this effervescent historical featuring a vibrant setting, steamy love scenes, and fully realized characters. Readers will be enchanted
Vanessa Riley, author of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
Take Paris by storm in Adriana Herrera's Late Victorian Era romance, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris. Lush settings, rich characters, and that familiar feeling of West Indies's allure will steal your heart. The diverse communities surrounding the Eiffel Tower and stretching to the Scottish Highlands will have you begging for more of this exciting inclusive world
Joanna Shupe, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Devil of Downtown
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a pure delight from start to finish, with rich historical detail, red-hot chemistry, and gorgeous writing. Adriana Herrera is a brilliant storyteller, and this peek into the glittering world of the Belle Époque will leave you breathless
Eva Leigh, USA TODAY bestselling author
A book by Adriana Herrera is always cause for celebration, and with A Caribbean Heiress in Paris, she's given me the historical romance of my dreams
Joanna Shupe, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Devil of Downtown
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a pure delight from start to finish, with rich historical detail, red-hot chemistry, and gorgeous writing. Adriana Herrera is a brilliant storyteller, and this peek into the glittering world of the Belle Époque will leave you breathless
Evie Dunmore, USA TODAY bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke
Adriana Herrera skilfully rolls all my favourite things into one delicious read - a Scottish hero, an ambitious heroine, sizzling chemistry, strong female friendship, and whisky. A lush, vivid romance, highly recommended
Evie Dunmore, USA TODAY bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke
Adriana Herrera skilfully rolls all my favourite things into one delicious read - a Scottish hero, an ambitious heroine, sizzling chemistry, strong female friendship, and whisky. A lush, vivid romance, highly recommended
Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
Historical romance at its very best - fresh, lush and full of steam!
Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a triumph! With brilliant heroines, bold heroes and beautiful storytelling, Adriana Herrera is a fun, frothy, fiercely feminist voice in historical romance. This rich, rollicking, deeply romantic read will delight readers and leave them desperate for the next in the series. While I wait, I'll be over here wishing I had a time machine so I could head to Belle Époque Paris and hang out with Las Leonas! What a gorgeous book!
Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Our Last Days in Barcelona
Richly detailed, vividly depicted, and sweepingly romantic, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is an enchanting and unforgettable story filled with an amazing cast of characters readers will love. A gorgeous novel!
Eva Leigh, USA TODAY bestselling author
A book by Adriana Herrera is always cause for celebration, and with A Caribbean Heiress in Paris, she's given me the historical romance of my dreams
Vanessa Riley, author of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
Take Paris by storm in Adriana Herrera's Late Victorian Era romance, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris. Lush settings, rich characters, and that familiar feeling of West Indies's allure will steal your heart. The diverse communities surrounding the Eiffel Tower and stretching to the Scottish Highlands will have you begging for more of this exciting inclusive world
Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
Historical romance at its very best - fresh, lush and full of steam!
Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author
Ferociously feminist and sensual, with a dreamily diverse cast. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a dazzling historical romance
Sierra Simone, USA TODAY bestselling author
This gorgeously penned book fuses together scorching chemistry, textured characters, and a searing examination of power and colonialism, all while scratching my favourite romance itches: witty, stubborn leads, intense (and sensual) swoons, and of course, an ensemble that already has me dying for the next book in the series. Adriana Herrera is magnificent, and A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a testament to her incomparable voice and vision
Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
Adriana Herrera has created something extraordinary. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a radiant feat full of intrigue and romance. I anxiously await the next instalment in Las Léonas!
Martha Waters, author of To Love and to Loathe
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a breath of fresh air featuring everything I love about historical romance
Publisher's Weekly
The cultural diversity represented is historically accurate, beautifully integrated, sensitively explored, and incredibly refreshing. It's high time romance diversified its tales of dashing dukes; Herrera doesn't disappoint on that front
Joanna Shupe, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Devil of Downtown
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a pure delight from start to finish, with rich historical detail, red-hot chemistry, and gorgeous writing. Adriana Herrera is a brilliant storyteller, and this peek into the glittering world of the Belle Époque will leave you breathless
Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Our Last Days in Barcelona
Richly detailed, vividly depicted, and sweepingly romantic, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is an enchanting and unforgettable story filled with an amazing cast of characters readers will love. A gorgeous novel!
Library Journal (starred review)
Herrera kicks off the Las Léonas series with this effervescent historical featuring a vibrant setting, steamy love scenes, and fully realized characters. Readers will be enchanted
Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
Adriana Herrera has created something extraordinary. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a radiant feat full of intrigue and romance. I anxiously await the next instalment in Las Léonas!
Evie Dunmore, USA TODAY bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke
Adriana Herrera skilfully rolls all my favourite things into one delicious read - a Scottish hero, an ambitious heroine, sizzling chemistry, strong female friendship, and whisky. A lush, vivid romance, highly recommended
Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a triumph! With brilliant heroines, bold heroes and beautiful storytelling, Adriana Herrera is a fun, frothy, fiercely feminist voice in historical romance. This rich, rollicking, deeply romantic read will delight readers and leave them desperate for the next in the series. While I wait, I'll be over here wishing I had a time machine so I could head to Belle Époque Paris and hang out with Las Leonas! What a gorgeous book!