The quiet, proper Miss Constance Lamberton becomes the companion of the beautiful Lady Amelia—and an unwilling accomplice in her employer’s plan to snare the wealthy Lord Philip as a husband. Most unexpectedly, it is Constance who wins Lord Philip’s heart.
"I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady’s chaperone throughout the Season’s many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia’s scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage.
But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip’s heart. It was the pale, golden-eyed Constance herself. And very soon, Constance became Lady Philip Cautry. It was not a marriage made in heaven, but surely in time…
And then Constance disappeared. Lord Philip didn’t know how or why. Nor did he care. All that mattered to him was the safe return of his beloved Constance…
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.