When Sir William gambled away the beloved family estate, his daughters all tried to regain it—through marriage. Abigail’s two older sisters married for love, not money, so Abigail sets her cap for Harry Devers. All goes according to plan—that is, until another handsome lord returns from the wars with his sights set on Abigail.
Like her sisters, Abigail Beverley is obsessed with winning back Mannerling, the ancestral home--no matter what it takes. But marrying Harry Devers, the rakish and repugnant son of the manor's present owner, isn't an appealing option. Marrying the handsome Lord Burfield, just back from the war, is far more appealing.
But then the intolerable Harry Devers suffers a fall from a horse--and is forced to recover with Abigail's family. When Abigail's twin sister Rachel nurses him back to health, Harry proposes marriage--but Rachel has doubts. Determined to win back Mannerling once and for all--and not by marrying Harry--Abigail launches an audacious plan that's sure to keep you turning pages.
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.