The Irish Duke Author:Virgina Henley Lady Louisa, young daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, scoffs when Lord Abercorn of Ireland, a child himself, first asks for her hand. The feisty black-haired beauty will have none of it. When a fortune teller predicts she will know an intense and lifelong love, Louisa scoffs again. She will be, she affirms, the mistress of her own d... more »estiny-one as vivid and rich as the crimson red poppies that are her favorite.
Crimson is also the Abercorn ancestral color, and James Hamilton is heir to this Irish dynasty. He continues to yearn for elusive Lady Louisa, who is now about to make her debut. As the greatest young beauty in all of England, she is purued by every titled bachelor in the land, but she refuses everyone, including the Irish lord. She will wear crimson, but not in the house of Abercorn-for she insists, she will never marry.
Then a family scandal tests Louisa's loyalty to herself against an even deeper allegiance-throwing her reluctantly in the arms of the Irish duke, and bringing consequences she never expected.« less