The Golden Lord
While trespassing on a duke’s estate, an accident befalls Jenny Dell, sister and accomplice of a charming swindler. After her ducal rescuer transfers her to the luxury of his country house, she feigns amnesia. Determined to discover the mysterious young woman’s identity, Brant ignores the parson and his wife, and refuses to place his guest in their respectable care. Spunky, pragmatic Jenny settles in for a pleasant recuperation, even as her brother schemes to seize advantage from her situation. Jenny’s attraction to her noble protector is shadowed by dread that her shocking past may be revealed to him. Brant finds himself able to reveal his own secret shame to her, and the intimacy of confidence eventually leads to the intimacy of the bedchamber.
As gossip rages, the lovers travel to London to solve the “mystery” of Jenny’s parentage, unaware that tragedy stalks them in the form of her brother’s spurned mistress. A splendidly entertaining, historically grounded, emotionally engaging effort by a veteran romance author.