New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp offers
a delicious marriage-of-convenience story in this passionate
historical romance, featuring her signature “clever and
witty banter, sharp attention to detail, and utterly likable
characters” (Publishers Weekly, starred
James de Vere has always insisted on being
perfectly pragmatic and rational in all things. It seemed
the only way to deal with his overdramatic, greedy family.
When he falls ill and no doctor in London can diagnose him,
he returns home to Grace Hill in search of a physician who
can—or to set his affairs in order.
Arriving at the
doctor’s home, he’s surprised to encounter his daughter
Laura, a young woman he last saw when he was warning her off
an attachment with his cousin Graeme. Alas, the doctor is
recently deceased and Laura is closing up the estate, which
must be sold off, leaving her penniless. At this, James has
an inspiration: why not marry the damsel in distress? If his
last hope for a cure is gone, at least he’ll have some
companionship in his final days, and she’ll inherit his
fortune instead of his grasping relatives, leaving her a
wealthy widow with plenty of prospects.
far from swept off her feet, but she’s as pragmatic as
James, so she accepts his unusual proposal. But as the two
of them brave the onslaught of shocked and suspicious family
members, they find themselves growing closer. They vowed,
“until death do us part”...but now both are longing for
their marriage to be more than momentary in this evocative
romance, perfect for fans of Sabrina Jeffries and Mary Balogh.
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