On Sale: July 3, 2018
Featuring: Captain Copperton; Diana Cooke
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It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . .
Diana Cooke was “born with the century” and came of age
just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry,
she knew early that her parents had only one asset,
besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga,
the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the
crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are
land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the
estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the
mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for
The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no
bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing
nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s
determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him
would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga
will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as
vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him.
Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes
on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty,
sacrificing everything, including love.
Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with
Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But
when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to
Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and
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