What Happens in the Ballroom

Designing Debutantes Book 2

by Sabrina Jeffries

Zebra Books

Historical Romance: Regency

March 28, 2023

Available in: Paperback, e-Book

What Happens in the Ballroom
by Sabrina Jeffries

New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries brings a fresh new hook to Regency romance with her series about three event planners who've rejected working as governesses to become party planners. This delightful, behind-the-scenes premise will appeal to fans of the Netflix hit Bridgerton, HBO's The Gilded Age, and readers of Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Madeline Hunter and Ella Quinn.

When members of theton's elite need to host a dazzling party, they call upon the planning services of Elegant Occasions---three young ladies who've put their talents for fashion, food, and music to excellent use. But while they excel in designing the perfect social event, love refuses to abide by any plan . . .

A youthful widow, Eliza Pierce is enjoying both freedom and financial success as part of Elegant Occasions. Then her late husband's best friend, Nathaniel Stanton, the Earl of Foxstead, hires Elegant Occasions to help another young widow of an officer become part of high society, and Eliza wonders why. Is the woman a relative? Or is she the earl's mistress and her adorable toddler his child? If so, why does he take Eliza in his arms every chance he gets . . .

Foxstead's family situation makes it difficult for him to marry, so his visceral attraction to Lieutenant Pierce's widow is an unwelcome complication. Sworn to secrecy concerning his friend's life in the army, Foxstead is trying to honor the man's last wishes, even when it means being around Eliza every day. But how can he resist when the fetching Eliza keeps tempting him to break his own rules? For if he dares to expose the truth, will she ever forgive him? Or will she banish him from her life forever . . .

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Sabrina Jeffries' Bio

Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions---jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million books in print in 21 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.