The Widower's Folly (Magic Locket, Bk 2) (Signet Regency Romance)
The Widower's Folly - Magic Locket, Bk 2 - Signet Regency Romance Author:April Kihlstrom The Abashed Authoress — William, Lord Rivendale, is at his wit's end. His young daughter has steadfastly refused to speak since she witnessed her mother's unfortunate death. But she loves to read--especially a series of books written by an anonymous "lady of quality." Desperate for a way to reach his mute child, William seeks ou... more »t the author -- only to discover that she is just as enthralling and delightful as her stories.
A shy, sweet-natured young lady, Theresa Barlow prefers the make-believe worlds she creates in her books to the tumultuous trials of real life. After surviving a disastrous Season, she has vowed never to marry -- the last thing she needs is a man in her life. She sees William as a clever, charming companion-but most definitely not as a suitor. That is, until scandal surrounds her -- and he resolves to stand by her...« less
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"The Widower's Folly" is the second installment in the series that focuses on the Barlow sisters and the magical locket that allows them to see the face of the man they are destined to find happiness with. This time it is Theresa's turn. The second of the Barlow sisters, Theresa is somewhat shy and prefers to spend her time writing stories for children, rather than attending a fashionable get-together or a ball. One morning, as she's on her way to turn in her latest book to her publisher, her aunt, Margaret Winsham, gives her the family locket, and tells her the legend behind the locket. And when Theresa opens the locket, she catches a glimpse of the face of a rather handsome gentleman. Imagine her shock when minutes later, she practically runs into him outside her publisher's!
William, Lord Rivendale, currently has only one purpose in life: to get his young six year old daughter, Anna, to talk again. Anna had witnessed her mother die in a carriage accident, and she's not spoken word since. The only time she shows any signs of liveliness is when her father reads to her the books by her favourite authour. So when the latest specialist that Rivendale has consulted holds out little hope for Anna's improvement, Rivendale has the idea that he will discover the identity of Anna's favorite author, and ask her for her help in bringing Anna out of her shell. Rivendale of course expects this author to be a grandmotherly old woman. So the the stage is set....
Lord Rivendale's young daughter has refused to speak since she witnessed her mother's death. She loves to read the books written by an anonymous lady. Lord seeks out lady & you have a light, heartwarming regency story.