A Marriage for the Earl
When Peter Stannard inherits a Yorkshire estate from his uncle, he does not expect a proposal of marriage from a lady. Instead of accepting, his brother John helps him invent a Spanish fiancée.
Lady MacDonald's father and Peter's uncle once planned to unite the estates, until Edward Stannard eloped to Gretna with the Rector's daughter.
Now Edward is dead, so is Lady Macdonald's husband. And her cousin Gabrielle proves to be a serious rival for Peter's affections.