Money can buy many things, but does that include a good, loving husband?
Emma Stone was raised a part of a large, loving aristocratic family, but after she was orphaned she hecame a tired, lonely governess. Then through an act of kindness, she inherits an unexpected fortune and realizes that she can now have the husband and family she craves.
Anthony Vaughn, the dashing distant cousin she'd admired as a child now needs a fortune to pay his father's debts and preserve his family estate. Together they strike a bargain—even though Emma knows she risks not only her fortune but her heart…
(This story is also available in the author's novella collection, Christmas Candles.)
Praise for Mary Jo Putney:
"Putney's writing is clear as crystal and smooth as silk."
"Mary Jo Putney is a gifted writer with an intuitive understanding of what makes romance work."
—Jayne Ann Krentz
About the Author
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.