Bertice Small has creted a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England, and the terrors of the French Revolution.
A moving story of consuming passion and undeniable lvoe set against the noble splendor of Georgian England.
As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed pedigree to gain her emormous wealth. Her most ardent suitor is the arrogrant but impoverished Quinton Hunter, duke of Sedgwick, who has little to offer a prospective wife except his grand title. Allegra decides that if she must marry she might as well be a duchess. So she agrees to the match with one condition:her husband must never ask for her love. She has seen the misery love can cause and has vowed to give her heart to no man, especially a dangerously alluring duke.Quinton is dazzled by his new wife's grace and fortitude, as well as the fierce desire that rages between them. Despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling in love with her. Then the terrors of the French Revelution hit close to home, and the two of them set off on a treacherous adventure that could cost them everything...including their final chance at happiness.
Romance novel, late 18th century. I picked it up because a friend of mine likes the author, but I didn't myself.