The Heiress Author:Jude Deveraux An impoverished Norman Knight emotionally jousts with a headstrong heiress in this novel by an author whose stories are both unabashedly romantic and "smart and savvy"(Publishers Weekly). — Jamie Montgomery can hardly believe his good fort une when he is hired to escort Axia, daughter of the fabulously rich Perkin Maidenhall, to the castle of her... more » betrothed. If only this legendary young lady will fall in love withJamie on the journey, as his devoted sisters hope, their family's financial woes will be over.
Axia has spent her life guarded by servants, but she is no shy violet. Hellbent on enjoying her precious days of liberty before marrying the man chosen by her father, the spirited beauty cleverly lets Jamie assume that her cousin Frances is the "Maidenhall heiress." Jamie tries to put his heart into wooing the vain, ill-tempered Frances, but he is falling desperately in love with Axia. As Axia begins to warm to him, opposing forces drive them apart, and Jamie must contrive a daring plan to win her for his own!« less