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Lord Appleton may be a bit of a rake but he's never been one to lose his head at the gaming tables. Yet he loses everything on a night of which he has no memory. How will he dower his sisters? Where will they live when the vile man who bought his debts forces them from their house in Bath? Lord Appleton will do anything to reclaim their house and avoid hurting his family-even if it means having to marry a peculiar heiress.

When Miss Dorothea Pankhurst arrives in Bath with her ailing father-and the four cats she's never without-she is ignorant of the ways of Society, having never left her father's significant estate in remote Lincolnshire. Then the kindly Lord Appleton and his gracious sister take her under their wing. She is immediately smitten with the handsome viscount and thrilled beyond measure when he asks for her hand in marriage.

After the murder of a young dealer at the gambling house where Appleton played, Dot and Appleton grow closer as they work together to find the killer. But they're not fully aware of the sinister forces trying to pull them apart . . .

August 8
Harper & Appleton
Cheryl Bolen

Customer Reviews

Hotpockets123 ,

Exciting and Adventurous read in Bath

If you love the other, The Brides of Bath Series. You are in for a treat, it’s Lord Appleton who is pushed to marry, while finding a murderer, and hoping to find love. This is a wonderfully delightful read. I loved it!

Peg1951 ,

Love and Kitty Cats

Henry Wolf is a friend to apparently no one, and never has been. He seems to have a particularly strong dislike for Timothy Appleton, and he sets a plan in motion to ruin him. When Timothy loses everything to Wolf, he needs a plan. The solution? Marry an heiress. That or sacrifice Annie to marry Wolf. When Dot and Timothy, or Forrest as she come to call him, meet, they are not the perfect match. They spend time with each other and both families, become friends, work to solve a murder, and fall in love. This is an entertaining romance with characters that are easy to love (except for Henry Wolf, who is even more evil than we know). I loved watching Dot bloom and Timothy mature. Mr. Pankhurst is a charming man, caring and funny. The interaction between Dot’s cats and the children is cute. I enjoyed this delightful story and the wonderful surprise at the end. I recommend this one and the Brides of Bath series.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

Rt2025 ,

Once upon a time in bath

Forester has run into trouble while gambling. Now he has to find a way to get out of the mess he’s in. He decides Dot’s inheritance will help him out just fine. Little did he know how he would soon fall in love with her and it wasn’t for her money.

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