A YOUNGER MAN…
Former Confederate major Brandon Caruthers is on a roll…of bad luck. He has lost the war, his fiancée and his Kentucky horse farm. When he inherits an English title, the new Baron Rushcroft learns from his London solicitor that his estates are bankrupt. So much for building a new life in a new land.
AN OLDER WOMAN…
That’s when imperious widow Miranda Auburn offers him a stroke of good luck. Tough and rich as a Yankee robber baron, she wants a title for her lovely young daughter. Brand chokes down that monumental rebel pride and agrees to court the girl in return for a loan to save his estates. But complications arise as he finds himself drawn to the frosty mother rather than the nubile daughter. When Lori gleefully begins to play matchmaker, the skittish Miranda realizes that her daughter’s “suitor” is falling in love with her. As a proper Victorian matron, she is horrified at her own attraction to Brand.
A DESPERATE GAMBLE…
Her reaction makes the Battle of Bull Run seem like a ride through Hyde Park. But the London newspapers don’t call him the Rebel Baron for nothing. He has lost much, but damned if he will lose the woman he loves—neither to her fearful pride, nor to the mysterious enemy who is trying to kill her.
“An explosive and passionate love story…a non-stop read with a wildly exciting climax. Henke cleverly takes the May-December romance to new heights in a wonderful tale.” Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
“Another sensual treat for readers who like their romance liberally laced with danger and desire.” John Charles, Booklist
Enormously entertaining and sure to please.” Marilyn Rondeau, www.historicalromancewriters.com