The Devil’s Necklace
Grace Chastain is a spirited young miss in Regency England who risks her reputation—as well as a trip to prison—in order to break her father out of jail. After the deed is done, she arranges a trip to an aunt’s house, only to have her ship intercepted by Captain Ethan Sharpe, the privateer whose crew was destroyed because of her father’s treachery. Ethan is determined to wreak vengeance on his enemy by turning this wench over to the authorities. Yet Grace enchants him; soon they are sharing more than state secrets. Now convinced of her innocence, Ethan releases her only to discover that his actions aboard ship have bound him more deeply than ever. He does the right thing and marries Grace, but can he learn to love a woman with a traitor’s blood, as well as the child she carries? Clear, straightforward, and lusty in a wonderfully sweet way, The Devil’s Necklace is the second novel in the author’s “necklace” trilogy, and it stands well on its own.