New York Times bestselling
author Jane Feather introduces a sizzling new series that moves from the remote
wilds of southwest England to the turbulent royal court, when a lovely young
woman is forced into marriage in order to unite two families—and discovers a
most unexpected passion.
Ariadne Carfax has vowed to
be with the man she loves, Gabriel Fawcett. There’s just one obstacle. On his
deathbed, Ari’s grandfather decrees that she marry her childhood friend Ivor
Chalfont, thus forging a powerful alliance between the two warring families.
Giving Ari no time to protest, the elders plan her wedding the next day,
forcing her to follow through on the nuptials. Though she is fond of Ivor, Ari
has no intention of consummating their marriage—until he kindles an
intoxicating desire that she can’t ignore. Ivor has loved Ari for years, but he
doesn’t want an unwilling wife. He wants Ari to ache with the same irresistible
longing he feels. And if that’s the way to woo her into his bed and into their
new life, he won’t rest until his new bride surrenders to true love. Ari
is caught between a lover who might be better left in the past, and a husband
who she just might be able to love; who will win Ari’s heart?
Set in 1600s England during
the tumultuous Monmouth Rebellion, this is the epic story of what happens when
the one thing we think we can trust—our hearts—turns out to be the most
duplicitous. Download and start listening now!