By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
"The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the enthralling, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. captivating, lively and exquisitely wonderful, she is beset on both sides by means of suitors, anybody of whom may pay a king's fortune for a spot in her center. yet Erienne has eyes for just one: the rushing and witty younger Yankee, Christopher Seton.
But marriage for romance isn't really to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled by means of playing bills, is cause on auctioning off his attractive daughter to the top bidder. And in spite of everything, Erienne is devastated to discover it's the unusual and secretive Lord Saxton who has bought her—a mysterious, tragic determine who wears a masks and a cloak continuously to conceal disfiguring scars received in a bad fireplace a few years back.
But within the passing days, Saxton's precise nature is printed to her. a steady and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with heat and abiding tenderness, but looks to her in basic terms by means of sunlight. She, in flip, vows to be an outstanding and dependable spouse to him. after which Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's international Conflicted by means of feelings she can't suppress, Erienne valiantly makes an attempt to stay honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband yet feels herself irresistibly attracted to Seton's ardour, his hearth, and his secrets and techniques. Entangled in intrigues she doesn't but comprehend, Erienne Fleming will quickly need to make a devastating selection: among love and honor . . . among her accountability and her heart.
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