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Romancing Lady Stone

(School of Gallantry #6)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  834 ratings  ·  120 reviews
He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces h
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Published January 1st 2015 by Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC (first published August 16th 2013)
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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
**4.5 Magical Stars**

I'm a dreamer and a believer. You'll never hear me say "Oh that's just a coincidence". I firmly believe nothing in life is a coincidence. I'm the type of woman who takes her dreams seriously, so if I dream about a person or a particular number and I see it the next day then my mind starts spinning and trying to figure out what it all means. Maybe I'm just weird but that's just me.

So imagine my surprise when I realize this is one of those magical stories. Konstantin is a Ru
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I am going to try and do a straight review and not do a fan-gurl squee review. Since Delilah was sweet enough to let me read this wonderful little gem for an honest review before its debut tomorrow. Lady Cecelia Stone is on her way to St. Petersburg Russia in order to stop her son from making the worst mistake of his life. On the way she runs into a little better make that A LOT of trouble. Luckily for her, she has destiny working in her favor as she ends up in the same coach as one sexy K
Delilah Marvelle
Aug 19, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
To my dearest Reader,
While this is a School of Gallantry linked story, its purpose is to deliver an unexpected glimpse into the heart beating behind the school itself while also connecting you to the upcoming world of the Whipping Society. Please note that the secondary love story in this novella will have its own full length book in the upcoming series. So don’t panic thinking I left their story untold. If you are new to the School of Gallantry, each book, including this novella, stands on its
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
A wonderful read from new-to-me author, Delilah Marvelle.

I'm reading new authors that I haven't read before in anticipation of Book Lovers Con, and I was pretty surprised at how much I enjoyed Romancing Lady Stone. For a novella-length book, it felt complete and absurdly romantic, which is about all I could ask for.

I wanted to love this book for the simple fact that the female MC was forty years old, practically unheard of in the romance book world. And I am so happy that the story worked for m
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Sep 12, 2013 marked it as own-need-to-read
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He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, Cecilia sets
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Every time I read a book by Delilah Marvelle, I come away in awe. Last night I couldn't sleep, I had just come off writing four reviews in the evening and my eyes were practically crossed. It was around 1am when I opened my Iphone's Kindle app and started reading Delilah Marvelle's ROMANCING LADY STONE and didn't put the phone down until the ending around 3:30am.

Handsome Russian, Konstantin Alexie Levin, had been a career criminal until he saves the life of a Duc for the sole reason that it was
Konstantin made me swoon @ midnite. I'm eternally his.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this last night and couldn't put it down. Go forth and buy it!
FV Angela
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My first thought when I finished this delightful historical romance was “why haven’t I read author before?”. I mean really, why haven’t I? My second thought was “where can I find this author’s backlist?”. Romancing Lady Stone was such a well written novella. Full of humor, some seriously hot sexy times and two thoroughly likable main characters. This novella had it all.

From the moment she and that expensive perfume of hers had n
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely divine. I loved every second of this. It's rare that a book can completely consume me, but this one did. 5 stars
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
ROMANCING LADY STONE is unashamedly romantic and I loved every moment of it! This novella has everything I love about Delilah's books in a small, neat package...emotive and evocative writing, an innovative story, richly drawn characters, wonderful chemistry, sizzling love scenes and lovely touches of humour.

In the distance, she heard a hall clock chime twelve times.
It was destiny.

I totally fell in love with Konstantin and perfect for each other. Through their love, Konstant
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Michelle Woods
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I am used to reading Christian Romance and so the detailed bedroom scenes, and not all in the bedroom, were a bit much for me. I love reading about the heat of romance, but sex does not have to happen outside of marriage in order for two people to show they are attracted to each other and to find out if they love each other.

That being said...the story of a man with a lower class shady past falling in love with a Lady or the aristocratic London, and her with him, was beautiful. The idea of having
Sep 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars

Alas the feeling of 'there could have been so much more'!

The scene: one snowy night, two strangers from opposite sides of society, spending a bed in a wayside inn..Cecelia, Lady Stone is lost, duped and stranded in a public coach intent on carrying her to the other corner of Russia. Enter Konstantin Levin, determined to shake off his criminal past. He takes it on his hands to escort her safely to St. Petersberg.

The heroine is a whopping 10 years older than the hero-in a completely diff
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
After enduring a loveless marriage to a man she married for money, widowed Cecilia, Lady Stone, finds herself chasing after her eldest son, whom she believes is about to make the biggest mistake of his life by marrying a Russian actress. But her plans to rescue him go awry when she wakes up alone, with her travel companion missing and all of her possessions stolen, in a public coach and in the company of a strange man. Clearly, she is in need of rescuing as well. Konstantin Levin cannot afford a ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down!!!!!
Delilah Marvelle is an amazing writer. The 3.5 book in The School of Gallantry series is just as good as the previous three. I read it in less than two hours. Ms. Marvelle writes at a level that is miles above others that I have read. The story was compelling. I loved the older women, younger man plot. The hero's geniune desire to be a better man and the heroine's wish to take back her life and be happy was heartfelt and very moving. The great sex scenes didn;t hurt. Th
Cherry (_forevermint)
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best Novellas I have read. A beautiful story.
Master of Pleasure is the sixth book in the School of Gallantry series.
The story begins in Moscow, Russia, 1830. The story continues weeks later, somewhere in Russia, then in Saint Petersburg, before the story is in London, England, 1830. The Epilogue takes place one and a half years later in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

This series improves considerably with each book, imo. This is a romantic historical read that spans from Russia to England and back again, and has the poignancy and tenderness betw
I don't know if it was the characters or the style or what that didn't pull me in but I just could not get into this book. I wound up skimming the last half because I wanted to know how it ended but I didn't care all that much about the characters.

I think it's mainly that I went in with certain expectations - the heroine is a 40 year old widow who goes to visit her son in Russia and gets drugged and put on a bus head in the opposite direction of where she wants to go. The hero is a Russian crim
N.W. Moors
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Cecilia Stone has gone off to Russia to rescue her hapless son from the clutches of a scheming actress. Unfortunately, she is drugged and robbed on the way until rescued by Konstantin Levin, a man from the criminal world who has changed his ways and is on his way to London to collect a fortune from a man he helped. Konstantin is younger than Cecilia, a widow with four children, but the attraction between them, despite their different backgrounds, is fierce and immediate.
Cecilia worries that
Helen Heavey
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Anglo Russian story

The story is well told and interesting to have an English historical novel begin in Russia. Lady Stone is robbed and left destitute and stranded due to be robbed by her Russian companion. It came as no surprise to me that she was robbed and drugged by Russians. While living in Moscow, we learned that Russians felt little regret in taking what they wanted from other people. One classic thing they always stole was toilet paper. You could never go to a public bathroom and have
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An unexpectedly delightful read that I found among my collection. I enjoyed getting to know Konstantin and Cecelia by watching their love bloom.
Alfredo Gómez
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite nice to read

Fluid and nice.
Easy going and perfect to spend a nice time wondering or trying to picture what societies where like in the past.
Merylyn Chetty
Lovely story, couldn't put this book down
Romancing Lady Stone truly suffered from being a novella, which was super disappointing. There was a really great set up here for this couple. Lady Stone is a widow who has never had love or passion in her life. Konstantin is an ex-criminal known for doing the right thing, except for when it comes to women who forget to tell him that they are married or otherwise with someone else. The voids they each fill in the other's heart was a really great set up for a great love story.

Unfortunately, the t
Vania Nunes
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely divine !!!
One hundred and sixty two pages, more than enough to tell you a love story totally out of conventional patterns of historical romance novels.

About the heroine: She's not young anymore. In her 40 years, Cecilia already has a wedding on her back that lasted 14 years. Four children, the eldest at age 21. She is rich, thanks to the legacy left by her husband and their marriage of convenience. Still retains her beauty, she's beautiful and still has long dark brown hair, but as de
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review; Delilah Marvelle - Romancing Lady Stone It has been a while since I picked up a historical romance by Delilah Marvelle but ever since I attended her workshop at the LLC in Berlin about courtesans she reignited my desire to read a story from her. Romancing Lady Stone is a novella within the School of Gallantry series but easily read as a standalone.What instantly pulled me in to this novel was the intriguing character of Konstantin Alexie Levin. A criminal who’s on the path of becoming a ...more
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Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historicak
Title: Romancing Lady Stone

Series: School of Gallantry bk 3.5

Author: Delilah Marvelle

Genre: Historical

He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russi
Jen Davis
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I know I have said this before, but Delilah Marvelle never disappoints me. Every time I finish one of her books, I find myself wishing I had another one to jump into. And this one is no exception. It’s sexy and romantic, and it throws the Historical Romance formula right out of the window.

Our heroine is Lady Cecelia Stone, a 40 year-old mother of four. Yes, you read that right. She’s 40. And she’s been a widow for the past seven years. Her first marriage was one of convenience and ever since she
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