The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)
The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)

The Earl's Lady Thief (Book 1)

Lady Marigold's Matchmaking Service


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Embark on a thrilling journey through the winding streets of London, where scandalous secrets and stolen hearts collide!

💖 Opposites-attract

💖 Forced-proximity

💖 Sweet adventure romance

💖 Stubborn earl

💖 Treasure hunt

💖 Spirited heroine

Meet Miss Catharina Sagewick, a spirited beauty with a penchant for adventure, whose life takes an unexpected turn when her father's plans for a convenient marriage unravel in a single moment. Branded as a thief and shunned by society, she finds herself in the clutches of Lady Marigold's Matchmaking Service, where fate introduces her to a man beyond handsome – Gideon, Lord Hainsley.

Gideon, on a quest for a wife of unblemished reputation, finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue when his attempt to reclaim a mysterious painting tarnishes his own name. All seems lost until he encounters Catharina, a woman as daring as she is beautiful, and with a reputation that matches his own. Recognizing her unique skills, he enlists her help, igniting a dangerous dance between two souls playing with fire.

Join this dynamic duo as they crisscross the cobblestone streets of London, chasing clues and unraveling the threads of a hidden treasure. In the midst of their daring escapades, sparks fly and new emotions blossom. Will they succeed in finding the elusive prize that holds the key to Gideon's ancestral fortune? Or will the real challenge be navigating the labyrinth of their own hearts and discovering a love as precious as the treasure they seek?

Prepare for an exhilarating tale of passion, danger, and the irresistible allure of love in The Earl's Lady Thief, book 1 in this sweet Regency romance series by USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Monroe.

When the countess took a step back, Gideon’s breath caught, and his head felt as if it would float away. Miss Sagewick could only be described as exquisite. Her dark hair was piled high on her head and hung in ringlets that touched the nape of her neck. She had a heart-shaped face, well-formed lips, and high cheekbones. And Gideon doubted he had ever seen a more remarkable beauty in his life.

She was not a debutante, but neither was she a spinster. He was more than certain they had never met—he would have remembered being introduced to such a beauty—but her name had a familiar ring to it. He just could not place a finger on where he had heard it before.

“It’s an honor to make your acquaintance, Miss Sagewick,” he said with a bow. “Please, have a seat.” He indicated a nearby sofa and chairs that had been set up in the corner of the ballroom for his guests’ comfort. Perhaps he had known how few people would attend after all. And their subsequent ages.

“Thank you, my lord. I shall.”

A fire erupted in Gideon. Her voice was a contraction, for it was soft like a caress but had an underlying strength to it. A feather lying upon a stone was the only image that came to mind. But what excited him most was the twinkle of mischievousness in her deep-blue eyes. This woman had a story to tell.

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What readers say...


This was an absolutely fabulous, delightful, funny, entertaining and romantic book, I truly enjoyed it start to finish!


I'm a sucker for matchmaking books, so I was intrigued just by the series name, but this was so much more. A little adventure, a little fun, a rebellious lady... all together in a great book that kept me enjoying every page. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

Heather Brinkley

I had a fantastic time reading Gideon and Catharine’s story. This is a book for readers who love falling in love.

Rainelle Barrett


USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Monroe writes Regency romances you can’t resist. Her stories are filled with first loves and second chances, dashing dukes, and strong heroines. Each turn of the page promises an adventure in love and many late nights of reading.

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Donna Labrada
Loved It!

Loved it! Catharina has a unacceptable marriage arranged by her father so, in order to get out of it, she steals his mothers' pearls at their betrothal ball and ruins her reputation. Her father then sends her to a matchmaking service, where she meets Gideon. He also is touched by scandal after having tried to steal a painting when the owner refused to sell. They have instant chemistry and Gideon also realizes she is just the "thief" he needs to help recoup his painting.
Thank you Jennifer Monroe and Wolf Publishing for allowing me an advance copy for my honest feedback.

To catch a love match

The heroine wants out of an arranged betrothal and comes up with a little far fetched plan to steal a necklace. This of course ruins her reputation so her parents resort to a matchmaker. The hero is after a painting to help him solve a mystery. He also is in need of a wife so he applies to a matchmaker. They are teamed up, but this “adventurer” and “thief” have many humorous and intriguing moments before the HEA. It was an entertaining read.

Rainelle Barrett
Historical Romance

I had a fantastic time reading Gideon and Catharine’s story. Having two people come together over a picture heist is always a story filled with excitement and entertainment. I think that Gideon brings the entertainment while Catharina controls all the excitement. Their mission or the heist was humorous in some parts and other parts I sympathized with Gideons quest. Honoring Gideons father was a great focal point for him and his family. Catharina I think should have taken a different route if she wanted to have adventures and do for herself. A woman can always pick up a trade or help the less fortunate. I enjoyed the book all the more. This is a book for readers who love falling in love. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Kathy Douglas
Witty, Romantic, Suspensful

I love this new beginning of a new series! Catharina and Gideon's story is delightful. I love the banter between these characters. The suspense is wonderful and kept me wanting to read well into the night. I am excited for Olivia's story in the next book in the series.

booklover .
I really enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this historical romance. The characters are well-depicted and belong together. The story is interesting and captured my interest from start to finish with drama, intrigue, and romance.

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