Romance author captures splendor of Regency era in new novel

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Marianne Malthouse crafts riveting story of young woman searching for redemption, love in Regency England

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a story of redemption, hope and love set against the backdrop of the most fascinating eras in English history

ADELAIDE, Australia – Marianne Malthouse returns to the historical romance genre with the release of her novel titled “Milady Disdain” (published by Xlibris AU). In her latest book, Malthouse evokes the grit and glamour of Regency England through the story of Patience Kilpatrick, a young woman who tries to chart her destiny against great odds.

Patience’s father had abandoned his family to fight and die for Bonnie Prince Charlie at the Battle of Culloden. Because of her disgraced patriarch, Patience grew up without the wealth and status that was hers by right. Resigned to living a life far beneath her station, she becomes the governess to the young son of the tragic and enigmatic Milady Costain.

While enduring life’s unexpected twists and turns, Patience transforms from a meek ingénue into a confident and strong woman. Very soon, the young heroine becomes entangled in the lavish landscape of London’s aristocracy, and within her reach, is a life and future she never thought was possible.

Peopled by richly drawn characters, “Milady Disdain” is a story of redemption, hope and love set against the backdrop of the most fascinating eras in English history.

“Milady Disdain”
By Marianne Malthouse
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503502659
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503502642
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781503502635
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Marianne Malthouse was born in London and has since lived in Zambia and Australia. She has worked as a legal secretary for most of her working life, has now retired, and is enjoying writing again. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her husband and two elderly cats and where she has family and friends. Her previous novels are “Farnham's Folly”, “Kerrigan's Curse” and “Tanya.”

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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