Virtuous Miss Harriet Brown is the daughter of a minister—and the matchmakers Misses Tribble are determined to catch her a husband. But they don’t count on the rakehell Lord Charles Marsham—who is determined to have Harriet for his own.
Lord Charles Marsham, exquisite from his impeccably tied cravat to his gleaming Hessian boots, is perfectly contented with his bachelor life of guzzling and gambling, and prim, proper Harriet Brown, Methodist minister's daughter come to London's social season to find a husband. But Capability Brown, as Charles calls her, is so intent on involving him in her "good works," which range from rescuing treed felines to playing Cupid for the outspoken Tribble sisters--themselves matchmakers for misfits on the marriage mart, with Harriet their latest challenge--that her own romance seems to be an afterthought.
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.