Find Out What the Summersybys Already Know: There’s Something about Lady Mary

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Sophie Barnes charms readers with the unlikely story of a miss with strange hobbies and the man who unaccountably falls for her.

Sophie Barnes is back with another delightful Summersby Tale—this time, Ryan Summersby meets his match!

From beloved Avon author Sophie Barnes comes THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT LADY MARY (Avon Impulse, on-sale 11/13/2012, e-ISBN 9780062225375; $3.99), the charming story of a content Regency-era miss who inherents a fortune and stands to lose her perfect—and perfectly quiet—life as she knows it. Thrust into the upper echelons of British society and forced to hold her own against the sometimes venomous belles of the balls, Mary Croyden finds a safe haven in the arms of the dashing Ryan Summersby. Find out why this book has bestselling USA Today author Rachel VanDyken saying “I fell in love after the first page and didn’t want to book to end!”—and most importantly, find out what there is to know about Lady Mary.

Mary Croyden lives a simple life…and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man-Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, Ryan becomes the only person she can trust. But Mary’s hobbies are not exactly proper and Ryan is starting to realize that this simple miss is not at all what he expected…but just might be exactly what he needs.

Author Bio:
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all - she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion - writing. When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

Visit Sophie Barnes’ website at You can also find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @BarnesSophie and get more info about Avon at, or follow us on twitter: @avonbooks

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