Some star-crossed love is worth waiting for…
Miss Harriet Beauregard never wanted to be a teacher, but fate dictated otherwise. Despite trying to direct her pupils in Romeo and Juliet, she is very much aware that a) life is dull, and b) love as expounded by Shakespeare does not seem to exist. But then the man whom she has thought about every day for two years, her knight on his black charger, comes back to Brambridge.
Only the newly returned Lord James Stanton doesn’t treat Harriet like a princess. He has just one desire: to thumb his nose at his father’s ghost and paint the Brambridge Manor study mustard yellow. Instead he finds that as usual his father has had the last laugh. Someone or something is desperately trying to stop him inheriting the estate, whilst his anonymous superior at the War Office wants him to undertake one last mission to find out who is killing riding officers in Brambridge.
It’s almost laughable that James keeps getting distracted by Harriet, the village’s dramatic school mistress, for she was the last person seen near where the first riding officer was killed…