Behind the buttoned-up façade of The Clifford Charity School for Wayward Girls reside some of London’s most brilliant ladies. For the extraordinary young women of the secret Swooning Virgins Society are capable of taking down an utter scoundrel —or redeeming an aristocrat worthy of a woman’s love . . .
On a dark street in London, Mairi Cameron finally tracks down Daniel Brixton, the childhood friend who mysteriously disappeared from her Scottish hometown years ago. Now, however, he’s an arresting stranger whose life she promptly saves. But rather than being grateful, Daniel doesn’t believe Mairi is who she claims to be—or that her dear grandmother stands accused of his murder. Mairi is desperate to convince Daniel to return to Scotland with her, not only to prove he’s alive, but because of the strong feelings she still harbors for him. . .
The Swooning Virgins Society quickly goes into action, and standing before them, Daniel is convinced to help--if only to stay near the alluring Mairi. Posing as her husband for their travels only escalates the passions between them. And once Daniel faces the dark truth of his past, he must decide if he’s ready to claim a new future—with Mairi his side . . .
Praise for Anna Bradley and The Virgin Who Humbled Lord Haslemere
“Flirtatious banter and intelligent characters fill the pages of this sensuous novel. Historical romance fans will be delighted by Bradley’s clever combination of mystery and romance.”
The Virgin Who Captured a Viscount
This is an amazing twisted tale you won't forget. Strong and both with a heart of gold. Don't miss this one....it's a keeper....April H, FL
So Well done!
I love all of this author’s work. This story was original and smart and just plain enjoyable. Sad to see it end! Just read it and all of the others too!
Daniel Brixton has watched and protected Lady Clifford and the ladies of Clifford school for a long time. Mairi Cameron has come to London from Scotland to find her old childhood friend who mysteriously disappeared more than twenty years ago. She follows, find and saves his life one night in the stews. The man she saves and claims to be her friend Daniel Adair is now known as Daniel Brixton. Mairi has come to convince him to return to Scotland to help prove her grandmother did not murder the boy Daniel Adair, because he is still alive. Daniel cannot remember her or her grandmother or Coldstream in Scotland. He doesn’t believe Mairi. The ladies of the Swooning Virgin Society and their husbands look into Mairi’s story and convince Daniel to go with her to Scotland to find out what the real story is. As they travel, an attraction grows between them. What will Daniel find when they reach Coldstream? This is a riveting story. Old secrets, betrayal, and brutal memories reveal a past Daniel could never have imagined and the possibility of a future he refuses to think about. Will Daniel accept his true identity and the feelings he has for Mairi? Can they solve the mystery and prove her grandmother innocent of murder? A dangerous mystery, a wonderful romance, a heroine as tough as her hero, and an awesome epilogue. Daniel’s story is a fantastic addition to the series.
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