He holds her freedom and her heart...
It has fallen to Chloe, the widowed Lady Stanforth, to manage the affairs of Delamere Hall. And when her husband’s cousin arrives – a man for whom she has long harboured a deep and guilty attraction – she finds she may just want to stick around.
Newly returned from the war, Justin Delamere hopes he can finally woo Chloe. But he is ordered to search Delamere Hall for missing documents – documents that might prove Chloe guilty of treason, and perhaps even of murder. Can he trust the woman he has always desired? And can Chloe surrender her most private secrets to the man who holds her fate in his hands?
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...today's most skillful writer of intelligent historical romance
[Beverley] has a gift for imbuing the Regency comedy of manners with an emotional intensity that really appeals to modern readers
[Beverley has] transcended the limits of traditional Regency writing