Formerly Pride & Penitence, now a 2017 National Reader's Choice Award Finalist!
"Delightful, charming and moving." ~ InD'Tale Magazine
When her daughter comes across a box of letters written by Georgiana's long-lost love and resolves to reunite the tragic lovers, Georgie can either let her daughter stumble upon her secret past… or face it—and him—herself.
Georgiana Egerton had Malcolm MacKintosh shaking in his boots from the first moment he saw her. Just seventeen, but spirited and witty, she stole his heart right from the start. There was no use denying it. What he was willing to deny was the emotions that beset him when he sees her again twenty years later. His Georgie might be as bonny as the day they first met, but the heartache and betrayal that'd nearly been the death of him couldn't be set aside simply because desire was still alive and well.
Twenty years ago, Georgiana was ready to face scandal and hardship to be with Mal. With that love denied to them both, she spent decades filled with guilt over the pain she'd caused him. Now, to satisfy her daughter's unrelenting meddling, she's forced to confront the past… and Mal again. There's no point in hoping to revive their old affair. After all that's happened, her logical mind knows it's too late for the two of them to begin again.
Her heart, though… well, it's not quite as convinced.