Something Wonderful Author:Judith McNaught "As mistress of her mother's sadly run-down estate in early 19th-century England, alexandra Lawrence has few prospeects for a wealthy marriage...until she saves the life of handsome Jordan Townsende, Duke of Hawthorne. Enchanted by her beauty and refreshing naivete, Jordan marries Alexandra--but after four days of passionate bliss, he is abduct... more »ed and presumed dead.
Devastated by the loss, Alexandra lives in seclusion for months--and when she finally emerges into society as Jordan's widow, she learns the humiliating truth: the man she loved was London's most famous playboy!
It was Jordan's good-looking cousin, Tony, who set Alexandra straight...and Tony who now courts and wins her. But on the day of their wedding, Jordan reappears to claim his wife! Alexandra determines never again to be the trusting naive girl Jordan married. But he offers a daring proposition: If, after three months at his country estate, she still wants to leave him, she may--with a fortune in gold. And so it is that Alexandra sets out to become the first female to resist the irresistible duke of Hawthorne....« less