The Scapegrace Author:Sylvia Thorpe "A little nobody from the other side of the world with not a penny to her name. And you think you can contract a respectable marriage for her. Ridiculous!" — Mrs. Courtney threw the words at Tristram. A wicked glint came into his eyes. "Ridiculous is it," he said softly. "I'll lay any odds you like she finds it easier to get a husband than that s... more »our-faces daughter of yours."
When Tristram, the young Lord Maristone, took the penniless American Melinda Westcott under his protective wing, he had only a faint notion of the odds against her.
Tristram, rakish and headstrong, was not one to run from a challenge. But when he determined that Melinda should become a social success, he reckoned without the danger from her hidden past-- nor did he know that Melinda had fallen in love with him.« less