“If I could have foreseen the future, I would have married the first man
who asked me!”
Tongues were set wagging when Elizabeth Markham’s
glamorous young parents were killed, sinking their only child to the
unspeakable class of poor relation. Forced to live with her cruel, miserly
uncle Julius, Elizabeth is forbidden to partake in the season’s festivities.
Marriage is her only escape, and she enacts a daring plan to trick her
way into the Duke of Dunster’s exclusive house party, to snare one of the
eligible dandies sure to dance attendance on her.
Her plan proceeds swimmingly, as Elizabeth
flirts with all but the arrogant Lord Charles Lufford, considered to be quite a
catch. She ignores him thoroughly until her uncle discovers her deception and
Charles saves her—by announcing their engagement!
But Elizabeth’s troubles are far from over, for
in her absence she had come into an inheritance. And her uncle, along with one other sinister party would rather see her perish than receive it. Download and start listening now!