Plain and impoverished Henrietta, the sister of a small-town vicar, inherits a fortune—and sets out to conquer Society. She gets a chilly reception from the town, however—especially when she plans to win the hand of the handsome Lord Beau Reckford.
Even the inhabitants of secluded Nethercote looked pityingly upon young Henrietta, the Vicar’s sister; her plain features seemed to almost guarantee her a solitary future. And yet, she had a determined spirit and magnificent hazel eyes. So when her Great-Aunt Hester left her unexpected wealth, Henrietta set out to conquer London’s glittering high society and confound them all. But the fashionable elite was less than warm in its reception, especially when the newcomer, this bold minx, made clear her intention of winning the heart of one of society’s most treasured gems: the irresistible, extravagant, heart-stopping Lord Beau Reckford, a prize wildly beyond her humble origins…
M. C. Beaton
M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.
The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.
The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.