An innocent long-distance correspondence leads to complications in this Regency romance by the New York Times–bestselling author of For My Lady’s Heart.
Married to an elderly man, Folie Hamilton finds her lonely days brightened by light-hearted letters from her husband’s cousin, Lt. Robert Cambourne, stationed in Calcutta for the British East India Company. Robert calls her his princess, and she dubs him her knight errant. Unbidden love blossoms, yet upon the death of her husband, Robert’s last letter shatters her heart with three words: I am married.
Four years later, Robert summons Folie and her stepdaughter to his estate in England. The girl is his ward, so they must go. The man who greets them, however, is nothing like the charming lieutenant of his letters. This Robert is demented. Screaming at ghosts in demonic rage, he is paranoid and frightening. Yet her body longs to caress his perfect features, to hold his tall, angular body, to find the man who once captured her heart . . .
Someone is poisoning him, spinning his brain into madness, of that Robert is sure, but who—and why? Haunted by his dead wife, the one thing his tortured mind understands is that he must keep Folie safe. Folie, with her beautiful expressive eyes, the only warmth in his nightmare world . . .
Nominated for a RITA award, My Sweet Folly is another unforgettable love story filled with passion and suspense from the author of Flowers From the Storm, whose work has been praised by Julia Quinn as “unfailingly brilliant and beautiful.”
A remarkable achievement. Bestselling author Kinsale (The Dream Hunter), transcends genre and formula in this splendid Regency historical. Folie Hamilton is a neglected young wife in Herefordshire. Robert Cambourne is a lieutenant based in Calcutta. The two fall in love through a chance correspondence, but when she's widowed he admit he's married. Five years later, Robert returns to England as guardian to Folie's stepdaughter and after commanding them to appear at the mysterious and dark Solinger Abbey, he proceeds to behave like a madman. This gothic turn soon evolves into a surprising, highly charged tale of intrigue in high places and of a steadfast, unwavering love that stands in comparison to the best of Daphne DuMaurier and Patricia Veryan.