The Sherbrook Bride Author:Catherine Coulter Douglas Sherbrook, Earl of Northcliffe, is a man besieged. His relatives insist that the dashing soldier must produce an heir to inherit his vast fortune. Thus he must provide himself with the requisite bride. — The lovely Lady Alexandra Chambers has adored Douglas since she was a plump, bespectacled 15-year old. Unfortunately, it is Alexandra's ... more »incomparably beautiful sister whose hand Douglas asks for.
Alexandra's father, an impoverished Duke, readily agrees to the marriage. But Douglas' intended has chosen another suitor! Unaware, Douglas arranges a marriage by proxy, only to find Alexandra, rather than her sister waiting for him in his bed!
Irate with the deception, Douglas refuses to acknowledge his bride in any way. But even as he resists Alexandra's attempts to seduce him, Douglas cannot help but notice her rich hair and voluptuous figure; he cannot help but admire her kindness and courage.
Then Alexandra is kidnapped by her husband's most dangerous enemy, and Douglas is at last able to admit his love for her...although it may be too late.« less