A Fire in the Heart Author:Katherine Sutcliffe "He looked at the boy's face, the delicate nostrils, the high cheekbones, the sweep of coal-black lashes resting against fair skin. His lower lip was full and red and the upper lip was shaped like a cupid's bow. A slow realization took hold of Damien's senses. He reached down and flipped off the boy's cap ...." What tumbled out was long, rav... more »en-black hair; what indelibly imprinted itself on Damien's memory was the color of "his" eyes -- a strikingly beautiful violet.
The "boy" is really the exquisite Bonny Eden, a 16 year-old waif who has run away from the horrors of a workhouse after five years of hell. The man who discovers her on his doorstep is Lord Damien Warwick, master of the magnificent Braithwaite Hall -- a handsome, lustful and ost aristocratic rake.
This is their spellbinding story, an 18th-century romance between a charismatic lord and a penniless runaway, a man with a womanizing reputation and a girl who becomes a poised and beautiful lady, charming every man who sees her -- except for the brooding Damien. It is also an adventure tale, one of turbulence and danger, betrayal and deception, as both Bonny and Damien try to fight their lust for each other, believing they cn cast aside a love that neither wants. For each is haunted by demons from the past, violent secrets that can either lead to their greatest happiness -- or their destruction.« less