The Diamond Key - Signet Regency Romance Author:Barbara Metzger The Key to His Heart — On the evening of her come-out ball, Lady Victoria Keyes received from her Father a gold key with diamonds and the admonition to find the heart the gift unlocked. But after three Seasons she is still unwed. Then a trip to a London modiste ends with Torrie trapped in a deadly blaze, and she vows that if she lives she'll ... more »marry the next man who asks, be he a fop, a tool, or a fortune hunter.
Exiled from Society, Wynn, Viscount Ingall, has braved barren wildernesses and sailed the seven seas. Yet he faces trepidation such as he has never known after lie saves a damsel in distress from a burning building and she insists on becoming his bride. Even though Wynn believes he's the worst man Torrie could ever love, he soon finds that once the flame sparks. there's no putting out the fire.« less
This is an excellent regency. My first book by Barbara Metzger, but certainly not my last. The characters are very well drawn and the mystery of who wants to harm Victoria is sustained throughout the book. A charming story that really stays with you.