New Release

The Duchess of Chocolate

The Duchess of Chocolate by Sydney Jane BailyHappy Saturday! Here is my Valentine’s gift to myself and to historical romance readers who also love chocolate. The Duchess of Chocolate is the story of a passionate chocolatier. It was kicking around in my head for months until I had to give in and create a trilogy about the fabulous Rare-Foure sisters. Each specializes in a different candy, while running their parents’ sweet shop, Rare Confectionery, in the middle of Victorian London’s Mayfair district.

The Duchess of Chocolate featuring Amity, the eldest sister, is now up for pre-order everywhere fine books are sold. It’s only $0.99 because, as I said, it’s a Valentine’s gift and will be live on February 14, 2020.  (Pre-order links below.)


Step into Rare Confectionery on New Bond Street, where three talented sisters create treats as appealing to the eye as they are delectable to the tongue. One taste is all it takes to be captivated…

The Duke of Pelham desires a brand-new confection to win the Season’s loveliest lady. Naturally, he turns to London’s premiere chocolatier for assistance.

Amity has never had a customer quite like the duke. In status, he’s far above ordinary men, yet he is one of the friendliest, funniest, and most engaging males she has ever met.

As the duke enters the scrumptious world of confectionery, he discovers the chocolatier is as delightful—and tempting—as her creations. While Amity designs the perfect proposal chocolate, her heart begins to wish the duke could be her very own mouthwatering reward.

Join Amity and her duke on a chocolate-filled romance in the heart of Mayfair, where nobility often acts in a less-than noble fashion. Will the upper-echelon of society sour their happiness and keep them from the sweetest of endings?