Meet the highly unconventional Wentworth family in this charming USA Todaybestseller with a Cinderella twist, perfect for fans of Mary Balogh.
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.
Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.
He's a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She's a minister's daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
Also includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!
When his carriage wheel snaps in a snowstorm, Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, is forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.
"Skillfully crafted and exquisitely written, Burrowes' latest is pure gold; a brilliant launch to a promising series." --Library Journal
"Burrowes is a writer of towering talent." --USA Today Happy Ever After
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Going right from the gallows to a royal palace in a matter of minutes, the couple in this quirky historical romance take a pretty unusual road to romance. Wrongfully accused London banker Quinn Wentworth is doomed to be hanged. So when pregnant widow Jane Winston visits the jail, he decides to marry her before his execution so that his estate can help the young woman gain independence from her mean, controlling father. But things go wonderfully off the rails when Quinn’s life is spared at the last possible second—because apparently he’s just inherited a dukedom! We loved the mix of romance and mystery that follows as Quinn grapples with the mystery of who framed him for murder while trying to make a very unexpected marriage work. Jane is a brave and steadfast heroine who knows exactly what she wants, even when Quinn is at his most reticent. Narrator James Langton’s deep British voice wraps you up in the pair’s steadily developing relationship. This frothy, fun listen will make you want to check out Grace Burrows’ entire Rogues to Riches series.