Articulate and intelligent, Augusta Peabody avoids Society's censure by secretly publishing her political essays under the pen name "Firebrand." But despite all outward efforts to behave like a proper lady, she's set off the Earl of Dunham with her latest article decrying the use of child labor in the northern coal mines.
Bored with life as a rake, Dunham decides to take up Firebrand's cause, never dreaming that the reclusive writer is the headstrong young lady with whom he's constantly clashing.
When the truth comes out, Augusta reluctantly allows Dunham to help her investigate the gentleman she suspects is kidnapping children, and accidentally ignites new passions that could destroy them both if their cunning enemy has his way.
"...cleverly plotted tale with sparkling wit and irresistible romance." ~RT magazine
SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order
The Banished Bride
Lady of Letters
The Major's Mistake
LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order
The Defiant Governess
The Storybook Hero