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The Daughters of Allamont Hall is a series of Regency romances, featuring the six unmarried daughters of Mr William Allamont of Allamont Hall. When their father dies unexpectedly, his will includes surprisingly generous dowries for the sisters, but only on condition that they marry in the proper order, the eldest first.
The books are traditional, in the style of Georgette Heyer or Jane Austen – drawing room, rather than bedroom.
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Book 1: Amy The eldest of the Allamont sisters, Amy must now find herself a husband, and soon, so that her younger sisters may also have their chance of marriage. There are several possible suitors, but will any of them come up to scratch? And how can Amy choose for herself, when she has always been guided by her father’s strict rules? Will she be able to manage without his guidance?
Book 2: Belle With Amy settled, now it’s Belle’s turn to find a husband. As the plain one of the family, she wants to avoid the misery of parading herself about at balls and card parties. Ever pragmatic, she means to wed her unsteady cousin, James, who only cares about her dowry. But fate and poetry and the gentle tendrils of friendship combine to overturn these careful plans.
Book 3: Connie Her older sisters have managed to find husbands, but now it’s Connie’s turn, but having only just escaped her father’s restrictive regime, she’s reluctant to surrender her freedom to another man just yet. If only she could find one who would fall so adoringly in love that he would do anything for her. When she meets the perfect man, she sets out to make him fall at her feet. But sometimes the best laid plans go awry.
Book 4: Dulcie Dulcie’s sharp tongue has got her into trouble many times, and set her at odds even with her own sisters, but when she falls out with a neighbour, he challenges her to swap places with his ailing sister — she will go to Allamont Hall to recover in luxury, while Dulcie must manage the chores of a small cottage. As she learns to milk the goat and cook meat without burning it, she also learns a great deal about humility and honesty — and about love.
Book 5: Grace Grace’s four older sisters have married and moved away, and life is very quiet and boring. It’s so stifling being female, occupying herself with her tapestry or painting, when she’d much rather have been a soldier, galloping about with a sword in her hand. She wouldn’t mind marrying, because who wants to be an old maid? But all her suitors are dullards who are only interested in her dowry. If only something exciting would happen!
Book 6: Hope Hope has no wish to marry, but it’s almost five years since her father died, and the final peculiar clause of his will is about to come into effect: if Hope’s brothers can’t be found, then the whole estate will be bequeathed to the church, and Hope must move to the Dower House with her mother. There’s just one way out: her cousin Hugo can inherit Allamont Hall, but only if he marries Hope. Can she bear to give up the chance of finding a man who loves her, even if it means saving her home?