This book is the follow up to Irish Lace and the characters in this book were first revealed in that book. After her husband's untimely death, Elizabeth Foley vowed to maintain a good life for herself and her children - but despite her considerable wealth, it hasn't been easy. Her attempts to manage her late husband's estate have proven downright disastrous. Conor McDermott is convinced his employer's wife, Kathleen, is his long-lost half-sister. Before he gets the chance to break the news to her, she sends him to work for Elizabeth Foley - a dismal prospect if there ever was one.
Reviewer: Detra Fitch (USA) - See all my reviews
When Elizabeth "Lizzy" Foley's elderly husband died, the people who had been spreading vicious rumors about her became openly contemptuous. Lizzy took very good care of her two children, but knew nothing about managing her late husband's estate, "Milly's Station". (Named after John Foley's first wife.)
Kathleen and Rian Quaid was Lizzy's dearest friends and neighbors. Their estate, "Green Lawns", was doing well. They offered to lend their foreman for a month or so to help Lizzy get everything in order and to teach her how to manage "Milly's Station". Lizzy agreed gratefully.
Connor McDermott had heard all the rumors about Mrs. Elizabeth Foley and, like everybody else, he believed her to be a gold-digger and a wanton. Yet when asked by his employers to help her, he agreed. However, Lizzy was nothing like the rumors said and the children slipped quickly into Conor's heart.
***** A spicy romance with a hint of danger and a sweet sub-plot that will keep its readers engrossed. Terrific reading here! *****