Mary Balogh

From New York Times bestselling legend Mary Balogh—and the loved writer of Longing, Silent Melody, and past the Sunrise—comes a stupendous novel of ardour and accountability, love and menace....

Life has taught Lucas Kendrick, Duke of Harndon, center is a determined legal responsibility. Betrayed through his elder brother, rejected by way of his fiancée, banished via his father, and refrained from via his mom, Luke fled to Paris, the place he grew to become the main sought-after bachelor in trendy society.

Ten years later, destiny has introduced him again domestic to England as head of the kin who rejected him. Unwilling as he's to be concerned with them, he needs to think accountability for his more youthful siblings, the relatives property he as soon as loved—and the succession. He faces the chance of marrying with the best reluctance—until he sees beguiling woman Anna Marlowe throughout a ballroom one night.

Anna, faraway from being the bright-eyed blameless Luke takes her for, is not any extra a stranger to the shadows of a painful previous than he's. yet for her, marriage can't so simply remedy what's wrong in her life—not while a tormentor stalks her to the very doorways of Bowden Abbey, the place Luke and Anna needs to learn how to belief in one another or hazard any likelihood they could have for a cheerful destiny.

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