After a disastrous, short-lived engagement and years of
caring for her ailing grandmother, Phoebe Hallsmith is
resigned to spinsterhood. But if she must be unmarried, far
better to be of use than languishing at home, disappointing
her parents. As an employee of the Everton Domestic Society
of London, Phoebe accepts a position at the country home of
an old friend and discovers an estateâ€”and a lord of the
manorâ€”in a state of complete chaos.
Losing himself in the bottle has done nothing to ease Markus
Flammelâ€™s grief over losing his wife. Not even his toddler
daughter can bring him back from the brink. Now this fiery,
strong-minded redhead has taken over his home, firing and
hiring servants at will and arousing unexpected desire. As
not one, but two, suitors suddenly vie for Phoebeâ€™s hand,
can Markus move past loss and fight for a future with the
woman who has transformed his world?