A soldier who despises women and a woman who despises soldiers must depend on each other to survive.
Scarred in a duel over a feckless female, Gavin Lawrence leaves America to take up his new duty as Marquess of Effingham, vowing never to care about others again. But he does care about protecting his crumbling new home—the secret passages apparently conceal an intruder he’s determined to root out.
Dillian Whitnell guards her injured cousin in isolated Arinmede manor after an attempt on both their lives. Having followed her father’s troops for years, Dillian is adept at camouflage. She just hadn’t expected the stubborn new marquess to refuse to believe in ghosts. Her game of hide-and-seek game taunts his irritation into intrigue, and intrigue into a forbidden passion, until Gavin realizes the exceedingly annoying but courageous young woman he chases is in terrible danger.
Once more, the marquess is faced with the prospect of a fight for his life over a woman—unless Dillian leaves him and all she loves behind.
Delightful read. Several different love stories at the same time.Multi generational, Multiple plot lines, with history thrown in for spice.
The Marquess by Ms. Rice was an adventure, mystery, and love story all rolled into one. I found this book a page turner, in that the main characters came to life as you read. You could just see the awesome Marquess and his little shrew coming together to solve the mystery! A wonderful book to read on a rainy day!
Really liked this book. Can’t wait to read the next in the series! :)