Jenny Keeble rises above her troubled beginnings and
establishes herself as Madam Esmerelda, fortuneteller
extraordinaire. Success follows her endeavor because of her
hard work and attention to details. Trouble arrives when
her favorite client, Ned, appears with his cousin. Jenny
has counseled Ned for several years after he turned up on
her doorstep depressed and contemplating suicide. With her
encouragement and foreseeing his good fortune, Ned is
happy, since he believes all her lies. Ned's cousin wants
to prove to him that Jenny is a fraud.
Gareth, the Marquess of Blakely, allots one hour to
discredit this creature who has conned Ned. As the head of
the family, Gareth takes his responsibilities seriously.
When he inherited the title, he abandoned his favored
scientific studies in Brazil and undertook his duties as
coldly and sternly as he was taught. It should be easy to
prove scientifically that this simple fortune teller is a
fraud. He is very wrong.
Gareth knows about science, but he hasn't any concept of
friendship and love. Abandonment and survival are all Jenny
knows. They clash and fall in love, but until Gareth can
concede to Jenny's worth, they cannot have any future.
Exceptional and brilliant describe Ms. Milan's debut
historical romance. She writes a deeply moving story of a
woman who builds her life from nothing and the man who
learns how to differentiate between the title and the man.
I am excited to read her next book.
She was his last chance for a future of happiness...
A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny
can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her
predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until
she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of
Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist.
He just didn't know it yet
Broodingly handsome, Gareth is scandalized to discover his
cousin has fallen under the spell of "Madame Esmerelda,"
and vows to prove Jenny a fraud. But his unexpected
attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny
disrupts every facet of Gareth's calculated plan—until he
can't decide whether to seduce her or ruin her. Now, as
they engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely
souls must choose between everything they know…and the
boundless possibilities of love.