Marion Chesney Books In Order

Publication Order of Dukes & Desires Books

The Desirable Duchess (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Grace's Passion (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretty Polly (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sins of Lady Dacey (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dear Duchess (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Lucy's Lover (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scandalous Marriage (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Edwardian Candlelight Books

Polly (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Molly (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ginny (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tilly (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Susie (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kitty (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daisy (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sally (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maggie (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Ambition Books

The Marquis Takes a Bride (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Marquess (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highland Countess (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost and Lady Alice (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Lady Lovelace (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duke's Diamonds (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Viscount's Revenge (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paper Princess (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Westerby Books

The Westerby Inheritance (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Six Sisters Books

Minerva (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Taming of Annabelle (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deirdre and Desire (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daphne (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diana the Huntress (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frederica in Fashion (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Changing Fortunes Books

Lady Anne's Deception (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Westerby Sisters (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Endearing Young Charms Books

The French Affair (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Dream of Love (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Marriage of Inconvenience (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Governess of Distinction (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glitter and the Gold (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Publication Order of House for the Seasons Books

The Miser of Mayfair (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plain Jane (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Godmother (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rake's Progress (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventuress (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbird's Revenge (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Books

Milady in Love (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of School for Manners Books

Refining Felicity (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfecting Fiona (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enlightening Delilah (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finessing Clarissa (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animating Maria (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Harriet (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Waverley Women Books

The First Rebellion (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silken Bonds (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Match (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Travelling Matchmaker Books

Emily Goes to Exeter (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belinda Goes to Bath (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penelope Goes to Portsmouth (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beatrice Goes to Brighton (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deborah Goes to Dover (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yvonne Goes to York (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Poor Relation Books

Lady Fortescue Steps Out (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Tonks Turns to Crime (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs Budley Falls from Grace (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Philip's Folly (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back in Society (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daughters of Mannerling Books

The Banishment (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Intrigue (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deception (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Folly (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romance (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Homecoming (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Edwardian Murder Mystery Books

Snobbery with Violence (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hasty Death (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sick of Shadows (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Lady of Pain (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Henrietta (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Gold (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Margery's Intrigue (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Constant Companion (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quadrille (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annabelle (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Lords, Ladies and Marjorie (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penelope (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poor Relation (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Masquerade (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Original Miss Honeyford (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flirt (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of Miss Patterson (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Endearing Young Charms (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucy (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Fiona's Fancy (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lessons in Love (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Gentleman (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppy (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scandalous Lady Wright (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Lordship's Pleasure (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Davenport's Christmas (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreadful Debutante (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chocolate Debutante (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loves of Lord Granton (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing on the Wind (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Marion Chesney is a Scottish fiction author. It is the pen name used by Marion Chesney Gibbons.

She also has written using the pen names of Charlotte Ward, Jennie Tremaine, Ann Fairfax, Helen Crampton, Sarah Chester, and M.C. Beaton. Her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series were both adapted into television series.

Chesney was born January 1, 1936, in Glasgow, Scotland. Her first job was selling books and she was in charge of the department of fiction novels. While there, she was offered the opportunity to write reviews about variety shows. She took the job and quickly became a top theater critic.

She ended up leaving the book business to become a secretary with Scottish Field in advertising. The magazine job was originally that description, anyway, but it quickly evolved into a fashion editing job instead.

She moved to Scottish Daily Express and would report on crime for the most part. She would then move to Fleet Street and then to become a reporter for the Daily Express. She then got married to a man named Harry Scott Gibbons. Together they had a son that they named Charles. They moved to the United States because her husband was offered an editor position.

That job did not work out, so the couple decided to relocate to Virginia. It was there that Marion supported the family by working as a waitress in Alexandria, with her husband washing dishes to bring money in. They did not have to do this forever, though, as the two of them were both fortunate to land jobs with a new tabloid from Rupert Murdoch called The Star.

As a result of their new jobs, they decided to relocate to New York. Marion also wanted the chance to be at home more and spend time with their son, who was still young at that time. As a way to try and do that, she decided to try her hand at writing historical romances. She started in 1977 and never looked back. She wrote several under her maiden name as well as several other pen names.

Chesney liked writing historical stories set in the old days, but soon grew tired of it and wanted to do something else. She started changing things up in 1985, writing under the pen name Beaton for her various detective stories. She was inspired to write the first Constable Macbeth story when on a holiday trip to Sutherland from the states and taking a fishing school course.

It also inspired a change of scenery, as the author and her husband chose to relocate back to Britain once more. They bought a croft and croft house located in Sutherland, and her husband chose to rear a flock of sheep. Their son was attending school in London. When he was done with that and tired of a commute to north Scotland, the family moved to the English Cotswolds.

Today the author splits her time between the Cotswolds and Paris. Her new home has proved inspirational to her as it was where she was able to create the character of Agatha Raisin and an entire series revolving around this character.

Marion Chesney is the creator and author of the Dukes & Desires series of fictional novels. The series first became available to readers in 1993, with the release of the debut novel. After The Desirable Duchess came out, the sequel was released. It is titled Her Grace’s Passion. There are several more books in this romance series to check out, so if you are looking for something new, check out this series!

The Desirable Duchess is the first novel in the Dukes & Desires series by author Marion Chesney. In this exciting romantic debut, readers get to meet main character Alice Lacey for the first time.

Alice Lacey was known far and wide for being lovely and elegant. She is the type of woman that men with a good name would fall over themselves to marry. She has deigned to marry a Duke, and knows on some level that she is marrying without the advantage of love. Still, her marriage to this high society man is touted as the season’s main event that could not be missed.

Although she didn’t marry for love, she may still have something to find out when it comes to romance. No one knew that she was already in love at the same time with someone totally different from the man that she married. It was not something that she told anyone, but things are destined to get out when she tells her feelings to a mynah bird.

These types of birds are known for two things: being clever and being able to talk. The bird decided that it would be a good idea to take what she had told it and announce it right during the middle of their wedding. The results, as you can guess, were instantaneous and dramatic.

For one, the gossip could not be stopped. Her marriage was being called impersonal and cold, with rumors of her husband having another woman in the picture flying. Alice has found that the man she thought she cared for might not be the same man she believes him to be.

Could her husband be more than what she took him for at first? She’s going to have to do her best to try and convince her husband that they are truly in love. Find out what happens by reading this book!

Her Grace’s Passion is the second novel in the Dukes & Desires series. If you liked the first book, check out this incredible sequel to catch all of the action for yourself!

Matilda is scared that happiness is something that will eternally elude her. When she was married, her husband was cruel to her. He would take on his mistress and spend time with her, all while this Duchess was forced to stay home and bear it.

Her only way of feeling better about the situation is dreaming about an Earl that is as trapped in his marriage as she is. Matilda is shocked when her husband dies but secretly happy to be free. When she turns to the earl, will he be there for her? Read this book to find out!


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