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Eleanor has always been looked on askance as "the bossy American" by London society, the very antithesis of British virtue and propriety.
Now, at the death of her husband, she has been appointed trustee to his estate, and the proverbial fur is flying. Infuriated, her mother-in-law sends Lord Anthony Neale to put an end to Eleanor's nefarious gold-digging ways. Anthony and Eleanor clash immediately. He thinks she's a siren who uses beauty to entrap men. She thinks he's a haughty, cold English snob.
Despite their initial misgivings, they are increasingly drawn to each other. But someone is threatening Eleanor, and as the break-ins and other malicious activities begin to pile up-it's Anthony who tops the list of probable suspects!
About the author
Candace Camp is a New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up in Texas in a newspaper family, which explains her love of writing, but she earned a law degree and practiced law before making the decision to write full-time. She has received several writing awards, including the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award for Western Romances. Visit her at www.candace-camp.com.
The prolific Camp again pits an independent American heiress against the staid traditions of English aristocracy (as in So Wild a Heart) in this winning Regency mystery romance. Already grieving over the tragic drowning death of her husband, the gifted composer Sir Edmund Scarborough, the strong-willed widow Eleanor, known among London society as "the bossy American," is unprepared for the enmity of his family. When Edmund's overbearing, histrionic mother learns Edmund had appointed Eleanor the trustee of his estate and that she is bringing his ashes and not his body home for burial, she accuses Eleanor of murdering her son and sends her brother, Lord Anthony Neale, to investigate. Eleanor and Anthony clash immediately, but a rash of mysterious intrusions draws the two closer, and they begin to suspect that gentle Edmund's death was no accident. Pulling together political intrigue, a delightful menagerie of characters and two likable, unconventional leads, Camp has again produced a fast-paced plot brimming with lively conflict among family, lovers and enemies.