Valor of Love (Scandalous Scions Book 2)

By: Tracy Cooper-Posey
About Valor of Love


He is less than a commoner and should be beneath her notice.



Lady Lillian Innesford, oldest daughter of the Williams family, withdrew from society seven years ago. A governess now, she carries a secret that has drained all life from her.



Jasper Thomsett, new butler to the Williams family, is the first and only person to realize the nature of Lilly’s troubles. Retired with the highest honours after the Crimea War, he seeks a quiet life, but Lilly’s secret will rip their world apart.



Valor of Love is the second book in the spin-off series following the historical romances of Scandalous Sirens. Scandalous Scions brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.



Reader Advisory: This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.



This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:

0.5 Rose of Ebony

1.0 Soul of Sin

2.0 Valor of Love

…and more to come!



A Sexy Historical Romance





Praise for the Scandalous Scions series


If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.



She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.



Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.



Thanks once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey, for giving us another great story and for giving me back my love of historical romances.



I love historical romances and this one filled all my likes, from a dashing, wonderful hero, a beautiful strong heroine, a love story to sigh over, side characters that are interesting, and funny, and move the story along.



I can't wait for the next in this wonderful new series.



I don't often give books five stars, but I really enjoyed the mystery that puzzled all of the characters in this story.



I found the entire extended family intriguing because they, the women in particular, are very aware and careful of what society will think, yet they often have made choices that are deemed semi- scandalous.



A wonderful story set in the Victorian era of such strict social conventions and yet the main characters are shimmering with latent sexual tension. What a fabulous juxtaposition!



Another great series is starting and it looks like it will be great just like all the other series by this author.



Wow, as soon as I started Tracy Cooper Posey’s first book in her new spin off I was hooked.





The Great Families


Elisa and Vaughn Wardell


Marquess of Fairleigh, Viscount Rothmere



1825 Raymond, Viscount Marblethorpe (stepson)

1839 William Vaughn Wardell

1839 John (Jack) Gladwin Lochlann Mayes (fostered in 1846)

1842 Sarah Louise Wardell (D)

1843 Peter Lovell Wardell

1844 Gwendolyn (Jenny) Violet Moore Wardell (adopted in 1848)

1844 Patricia Sharla Victoria Mayes (fostered in 1846)

1849 Blanche Brigitte Colombe Bonnay (adopted in 1851)

1853 Emma Jane Wardell (adopted at birth)





Natasha and Seth Williams


Earl of Innesford, Baron Harrow (Ire.)



1839 Lillian Mary Harrow

1840 Richard Cian Seth Williams

1841 Neil Vaughn Williams

1843 Daniel Rhys Williams

1846 Bridget Bronte Williams & Mairin May Williams

1849 Annalies Grace Williams





Annalies and Rhys Davies


Princess Annalies Benedickta of Saxe-Weiden, of the royal house Saxe-Coburg-Weiden, Formerly of the Principality of Saxe-Weiden.



1835 Benjamin Hedley Davies (adopted in 1845)

1842 Iefan William Davies

1843 Morgan Harrow Davies

1843 Sadie Hedley Davies (adopted in 1845)

1846 Bronwen Natasha Davies

1848 Alice Thomasina Davies (adopted at birth)

1849 Catrin Elise Davies





Chapter One


Thomsett heard the carriages on Park Lane drawing up beside the big house, through the open door between the family rooms and the back of the house. He looked up from the paper. “They’re here,” he told his staff and got to his feet. He hid the spurt of pleasure he felt at the family’s return. Showing excitement wouldn’t be seemly for a butler. Yet it had been a placid winter.

Peace and quiet was exactly what he had been seeking when he accepted the position, so why was he so eager now to embrace the headaches and challenges that came with an aristocratic family of ten?

He pulled on his jacket, the staff straightened their uniforms and hurried through to the front of the house to greet the returning family.

Thomsett threaded his way through them and moved quickly to the front door to open it before anyone in the carriages could reach the door, including the children, who would be energetic and fast on their feet after the long journey up from Cornwall. As he opened the door, the staff shuffled into line behind him.

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