All she had to do was find a fiancé. In four days. In the middle of nowhere.
One reclusive bluestocking...
Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying Grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.
One dutiful duke...
Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He's off to propose to London's most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he's vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton's expectations.
One fallen tree...
When Fiona tries to warn a passing coach about a tree in the road, the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. Evidently he's not used to seeing women attired in clothes only suitable for archaeology waving knives. After the driver flees, Fiona decides she may as well borrow the handsome passenger...
During the first third of the book Percival had a spine. The Duke needed to maintain that. Couldn’t believe how wishy-washy he because. But it was definitely a good read. I really enjoyed Fiona.
I really liked the book. The author did a great job of developing the characters. The book could have used some editing, but overall it was a good read.
To me this book was perfection. The characters were complex, the story line intriguing. I laughed and cried and sat on the edge of my seat at times. I love how the author wrote the story it flowed well and I must admit I stayed up late wanting to finish it. Simply couldn't put it down. I am eager to rad more from this author.