'One of the best!' Julia Quinn, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series
First appearances deceive in this charming Regency romance from beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh . . .
Abigail Westcott's dreams for her future were lost when her father died and she discovered her parents were not legally married. But now, six years later, she enjoys the independence a life without expectation provides a wealthy single woman. Indeed, she's grown confident enough to scold the careless servant chopping wood outside without his shirt on in the proximity of ladies.
But the man is not a servant. He is Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel and superior officer who has escorted her wounded brother Harry home from the wars with Napoleon. He's come to help his friend and junior officer recover, and he doesn't take lightly to being condescended to - secretly because of his own humble beginnings.
If at first these two seem to embody what the other most despises, they will soon discover how wrong first impressions can be. For behind the appearance of the once grand lady and once humble man are two people who share an understanding of what true honour means, and how only with it can one find love.
This is the sparkling sixth novel in the Regency romance Westcott series by New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh - perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes and Stephanie Laurens
The Westcott Series:
Someone to Love
Someone to Hold
Someone to Wed
Someone to Care
Someone to Trust
Someone to Honour
Someone to Remember
Someone to Romance
Someone to Cherish
Praise for Mary Balogh
'Today's superstar heir to the marvellous legacy of Georgette Heyer' Susan Elizabeth Phillips
'A grand mistress of the genre' Romantic Times
'Balogh is the queen of spicy Regency-era romance, creating memorable characters in unforgettable stories' Booklist
'Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance' New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz
'A romance writer of mesmerising intensity, Mary Balogh has the gift of making a relationship seem utterly real and utterly compelling' Mary Jo Putney
A false impression hides the answer to a woman's dreams in Balogh's layered sixth Westcott Regency (after Someone to Trust). Abigail Westcott, raised in the nobility, had been disgraced on the discovery that her parents' marriage was illegal, but now she is newly wealthy and content to remain single. Thrilled to welcome home her injured soldier brother, Harry, she's not impressed by his friend, Gil Bennington, whom she initially mistakes for a servant. Gil, a high-ranking officer, is ashamed of his illegitimacy, and he assumes Abby's introverted nature is merely snobbery. Only when they both stay with Harry during his convalescence do the two realize there's more to the other than meets the eye. When Gil is faced with a family emergency, Abby risks everything to help him, and Gil must decide whether he deserves a place in her titled family and in her heart. Through these charming characters, Balogh explores the universal question "Who am I?" and its related concerns about self-worth. This warmhearted addition to the Westcott series adds depth to a complex, congenial family.