Sweet Sacrifice: A Georgian Romance

Sweet Sacrifice: A Georgian Romance
By Elizabeth Bailey

Sweet Sacrifice

A Regency Romance Novel by Elizabeth Bailey

In the tradition of Regency Romance, a sweet story with a rakish earl and a chick in pants heroine.
A rake’s convenient life is shattered when his path is crossed by a beautiful runaway disguised as a boy.

Sweet Sacrifice
When the Earl of Sothern is set upon by a young lad in the early hours, it takes minutes for him to realise that his assailant is in fact a girl of gentle birth. Intrigued, and hoping to find out why Clementina has run away, Jake puts her in the care of his grandmother.
While glad of the earl’s protection, Clementina dare not trust this dangerous rake with her secrets, until a chance encounter drives her into flight, and straight into the hands of her enemies. Will Jake’s dramatic rescue settle the matter, or will it all end in tears?


“Clementina takes her fate into play escaping her family’s designs for an arranged marriage. She disguises herself as a London street urchin. but Lord Sothern steps into the picture… Great romantic historical adventure.” By Amazon’s Customer

About the Author


An avid reader from an early age, Elizabeth Bailey grew up in colonial Africa under unconventional parentage and with theatre in the blood. Back in England, she trod the boards until discovering her true métier as a writer in her thirties, when she fulfilled an early addiction to Georgette Heyer by launching into historical romance. Eight years and eight books later, Elizabeth joined the Harlequin Mills & Boon stable, fuelling her writing with a secondary career teaching and directing drama, and writing plays into the bargain.

With 18 historicals published, she began to concentrate on the mainstream and in 2005, Elizabeth’s novel Fly the Wild Echoes was released in both the UK and the US simultaneously by Unlimited Publishing. The novel was a contender in the Booker list for that year. A mystery – a whodunit of the mind, as one reader has it – the book explores the interwoven lives of three women and investigates the possibility of past lives.

Now retired from teaching, Elizabeth directs for a local theatre group where she lives in West Sussex. Recently, however, even this foray into drama has had to take a back seat as she changed direction to enter the world of crime.

Still thoroughly involved in her favourite historical period, Elizabeth placed her female sleuth in the late Georgian world of intrigue, elegance, aristocrats and rogues, where privilege rubbed shoulders with the harsh realities of making ends meet. While Ottilia moves into the upper echelon, she is thoroughly at ease in the lower, which allows Elizabeth to cross boundaries with impunity.

Not content with mere authorship, Elizabeth launched as an independent publisher with Timeless Books created on the Lulu website. She also runs an assessment critique service for writers.




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