I have read several books this year set in the Regency period, and each one has been unique and quite wonderful.  I wanted to post something different today, which is to recommend one of these fantastic stories.  Please let me know if you get a chance to read this particular book by Heidi Kimball–I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  In fact, I read another book by this author this year titled An Unlikely Courtship, and I cannot wait to read her other story “Second-Chance Christmas” in the novella collection A Christmas Courting.  Christmas stories are so wonderful to read this time of the year-happy reading friends!

He broke the cardinal rule. He fell in love with his wife.

Their marriage was supposed to be a matter of convenience; neither of them intended for it to be anything more. But when Lord Anslowe hears rumors that his wife is having an affair, he whisks her away to a house party, determined to uncover the truth.

Forced into one another’s company for the sake of appearances, Anslowe soon begins to harbor feelings for Emmeline, and finds himself wanting more than their current arrangement allows. Emmeline, however, fearing his charisma is less than sincere, is hesitant about trusting him with her heart.

When a scandal involving Emmeline’s father arises, endangering Anslowe’s political career, both of them must decide whether trust, love, and the bonds of their marriage will conquer all that threatens to tear them apart.

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About the Author

At a young age Heidi perfected the art of hiding out so she could read instead of doing chores. One husband and four children later, not much has changed. She has an abiding love for peanut butter M&Ms, all things fall, and any book that can make her forget she is supposed to be keeping her children alive.

Heidi currently lives just north of Boston, in a charming old town in southern New Hampshire.