Petticoats and Promises

by Penelope Friday

Equal in station and age, it was foreseeable that neighbors Clara Battersley and Serena Coleridge would become fast friends. More surprising is that they would become lovers—a secret they tell no one.

Giddy with love and the prospect of their London season, they are about to embark on a social whirl of fashionable, high season balls. But Serena’s fortunes are reversed by Napoleon’s escape from Elba. Her financial resources compromised, the two debutantes are parted.

Bereft and facing unbearable pressure to conform to social and family expectations, how can they keep the promises of their hearts?



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Genre Historical Romance
Length 192 pages
Publication Date February 15, 2015
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594934223
Editor Shelly Rafferty
Cover Designer Linda Callaghan


  • A Bella Debut novel.
  • Two debutantes must find a way to be together when world events tear them apart.
  • Penelope Friday is a deeply passionate fan of Jane Austen and a contributor to Regency World.
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GCLS Goldie Awards
Petticoats and Promises — Finalist, Lesbian Historical Fiction.

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