A Rose in Winter

A Rose in Winter

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the captivating, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. captivating, lively and exquisitely gorgeous, she is beset on both sides through suitors, anyone of whom could pay a king's fortune for a spot in her center. yet Erienne has eyes for just one: the speeding and witty younger Yankee, Christopher Seton.

But marriage for romance isn't really to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled through playing money owed, is reason on auctioning off his appealing daughter to the top bidder. And in spite of everything, Erienne is devastated to discover it's the unusual and secretive Lord Saxton who has bought her—a mysterious, tragic determine who wears a masks and a cloak perpetually to conceal disfiguring scars won in a negative hearth a few years back.

But within the passing days, Saxton's actual nature is printed to her. a gradual and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with heat and abiding tenderness, but appears to be like to her in simple terms by way of sunlight. She, in flip, vows to be an outstanding and dependable spouse to him. after which Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's international Conflicted by way of feelings she can't suppress, Erienne valiantly makes an attempt to stay honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband yet feels herself irresistibly attracted to Seton's ardour, his hearth, and his secrets and techniques. Entangled in intrigues she does not but comprehend, Erienne Fleming will quickly need to make a devastating selection: among love and honor . . . among her responsibility and her heart.

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