Warwyck's Woman Author:Rosalind Laker "I acquired a wife today in the marketplace. I told you I did some shopping. I bid twenty-one guineas for her..." — It was not out of love or lust that Daniel Warwyck, a dashing prize-fighter, had bought Kate Farringdon in the market at Brighton that warm July day in 1826. Nor was it to spite his younger brother, who had also bid for Kate's ha... more »nd. Daniel Warwyck was buying respectability; he hoped marriage would reinstate him as heir to Warwyck Manor and the fortune that his ungentlemanly profession had cost him.
But even marriage to as fine a girl as Kate Farringdon was a thin mask for respectability when Warwyck continued to defy convention by refusing to leave the ring--and by insulting his wife with open infidelilties.
Yet Daniel Warwyck got much more than he bargained for that day in Brighton; what he had not discerned in Kate Farringdon's quiet presence was a stong-willed independence every bit as fierce as his own. He would not realize for many months how this loyal and proud woman was to change his life. Or how his impulsive marriage of convenience was indeed to alter the destinies of all the Warwycks, most especially that of the woman who had become Kate Warwyck.
Set against the background of the England of King George IV, Warwyck's Woman is a rich period romance filled with the color of prize fights, the parties and elaborate balls of the gentry, and the loves and passions of a powerful family.« less