is to achieve the impossible.
Henrietta Maclellan has given up on marriage and children. No man
would willingly overlook her deformed body. If by some miracle she
could find a blind man to marry her, she still could not have children.
More than one physician informed her that to birth a child could
sign her death warrant. So, she has accustomed herself to the idea
of a marriage of convenience. But her heart rebels at the thought
of a loveless marriage when she meets Simon Darby.
Darby is accustomed to having his orders obeyed and no one questions
his actions; no one until the delightful and beautiful Henrietta
does, that is. He is definitely intrigued by the straight-backed
woman with eyes that spark with temper. When he chances to meet
her once again at his father's estate, he wonders if he can make
her blue orbs darken with desire instead.
and Henrietta both dance to a different tune in Ms. James' delightful
regency. The author gives the reader a fascinating sense of being
there with her characters.
lovemaking; hot as a summer night but tender as the petals on a