Delsie Sommers reluctantly agrees to marry a dying man at the request of his family. In exchange for a home and income she will become the guardian of his young daughter. What she doesn’t anticipate is the interference of her new brother-in-law, Lord deVigne, or the presence of a gang of smugglers in her orchard.
Her temper is awoken, but so is her heart. If only she could rid her land of the miscreants maybe she would be happy, but deVigne seems to be thwarting her at every turn. Somehow she can’t accept that it is all for her own good. One of them will have to back down, but with two such stubborn characters a truce looks unlikely.
Delsie is a fun romp, with an unconventional heroine and a suitably worthy hero. There is plenty of action and a few surprises along the way before—as with all these delightful Robert Hale romances—a happy ending ensues.