When the Duchess of Dartware summons Aunt Mabel, the elderly columnist from Home Chats Magazine, to stop her son from making an ill-advised marriage, she has no idea the writer is in fact lovely eighteen-year-old Sally. The girl dons a white wig and impersonates her elderly nom-de-plume, but doesn’t count on losing her heart to the handsome son.
She was an honored guest in a palatial country home. "Aunt Mabel", the lovelorn columnist of Home Chats magazine, had been summoned to prevent the Duchess of Dartware’s son, Paul, from a marriage that others believed a fate worse than death. Who would have guessed that behind Aunt Mabel’s acid pen and ageless wisdom lurked the real eighteen-year-old Sally Blane… determined to make the handsome marquess her own! But how could she compete, wearing false wrinkles and a white wig? It was a challenge worthy of Sally herself: to conquer the upper-class of Dartware and bewitch her newfound Prince Charming without giving away the real secret of who Aunt Mabel really was….
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.