The Aristocrat by Penelope Ward



To Cheri – An amazing friend and supporter. Thanks for always looking out for me and never forgetting a Wednesday. Can’t wait to hopefully see you this year!

To Darlene – I am so grateful to have met you, and it has nothing to do with the delicious Medjool dates you send me, but rather your valued friendship.

To my Facebook reader group, Penelope’s Peeps – I adore you all. You are my home and favorite place to be.

To my agent extraordinaire, Kimberly Brower –Thank you for everything you do and for getting my books out into the world.

To my editor Jessica Royer Ocken – It’s always a pleasure working with you. I look forward to many more experiences to come.

To Elaine of Allusion Publishing – Thank you for being the best proofreader, formatter, and friend a girl could ask for.

To Julia Griffis of The Romance Bibliophile – Your eagle eye is amazing. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with.

To my assistant Brooke – Thank you for hard work in handling all of the things Vi and I can’t seem to ever get to. We appreciate you so much!

To Kylie and Jo at Give Me Books – You guys are truly the best out there! Thank you for your tireless promotional work. I would be lost without you.

To Letitia Hasser of RBA Designs – My awesome cover designer. Thank you for always working with me until the finished product exactly perfect.

To my husband – Thank you for always taking on so much more than you should have to so that I am able to write. I love you so much.

To the best parents in the world – I’m so lucky to have you! Thank you for everything you have ever done for me and for always being there.

Last but not least, to my daughter and son – Mommy loves you. You are my motivation and inspiration!





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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

Penelope’s books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



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