The Lonely Earl Author:Vanessa Gray When Faustina encountered Hugh Crale for the first time in years, the proud heiress to Kennett Chase set out to teach the haughty Earl of Pendarvis some badly needed lessons. Hugh Crale had to learn that he could not treat his small daughter like an unwanted stray... that he could not trust the designing French governess he had employed...... more » that he could not expect to go to London to choose a new wife as he might buy a horse at market... and, above all, that Faustina was no longer a silly young thing to be dazzled and dallied with, but a woman in control of her mind, heart, and destiny.
But now Faustina had discovered something she did not have time to impart to the Earl. Hugh Crale had been led into a labyrinth of intricate evil and murderous intrigue -- and the only way to save his life was to risk her own. And what could the headstrong Faustina be expected to do when the most outrageously, arrogant, stubborn, domineering, elegant, and handsome nobleman in all the realm was in desperate need of rescuing...?« less