When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken — the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle. Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine's utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife's transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society. Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart. But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life-threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after?
Enchanting!By Todd, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Sarah Eden's books are an enchanting read. I love being swept back to that time and the gentility and poise that existed. Thanks!
Excellent readBy Juanita, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Loved Kiss of a Stranger; Phillip Lampton's story is begging to be written! Please tell us you are already doing so...I can picture him as a hero like 'Scarlet Pimpernel'! Keep listening to those lovely voices in your head.
Wonderful Story!By Danielle, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I just purchased another of Sarah Eden's books. If it's anything like this one, it'll be money well spent. I loved the storyline, hated the Uncle, and fell in love with the hero! Well done!