Arielle Leslie is a sixteen-year-old forced to wed Paisley Cochrane, a sadistic old man who abuses her. When he dies, she believes herself free. But she’s not. Burke Drummond, Earl of Ravensworth, a young man she’d worshipped three years before, is home from the wars, and he wants her. Burke and Arielle are two people who, together, faced problems and obstacles never spoken of in the Regency time.
Knight Winthrop, Viscount Castlerosse is very happy with his life just the way it is. Then Lily Tremaine shows up on his doorstep claiming she was betrothed to his murdered cousin. With her are his cousin’s three children. She has no money, nowhere to go. What’s even worse — Ugly Arnold is hard on her heels. Ah, so what’s Knight supposed to do now? He takes them in and kisses his former life goodbye. You’ll laugh until your belly aches at the antics of Laura Beth, Sam and Theo — and at how the very clever, creative Lord Castlerosse deals with this new species.
The Paxtons are shipbuilders in Baltimore. Alec Carrick is an English nobleman who wants to buy them out. Genny Paxton isn’t at all what she seems. She dresses like “Eugene” and wants to build her own sailing ships without male interference. Alec, a man of great insight, knows exactly what lies beneath those britches. He gets Genny’s goat more times than she can count. This is a love story filled with wit, humor, and outrageous circumstance. It’s got more unexpected spins than a roulette wheel. Then there’s five-year-old Hallie, Alec’s daughter, a charmer who will take hold of your heart and never let go.
Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty-five books, including historical and contemporary romances and her wildly popular FBI suspense thriller series. She lives in Northern California.