When Miss Hannah Pym accompanies the lovely but practical Miss Penelope Wilkins to Portsmouth, she has a secret agenda—matching the girl with Lord Augustus Railton, their handsome traveling companion. Miss Wilkins turns up her nose at the rakish noble, but soon the three are caught up in an adventure—that would lead to a match made in Portsmouth.
Certain that practical-minded Penelope Wilkins, the daughter of a rich merchant, would be the perfect mate for handsome but carefree Lord Augustus, Miss Pym uses her skills to bridge the gap between their personality differences.
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.