As far as matrimonial prospects were concerned, Lucy
Bliss was told she’d make an excellent clergyman’s wife.
Her mother had loftier aspirations, however, for her lovely younger sister Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke, more specifically,
the Duke of Wardshire. Lucy was truly horrified. “Lucifer” Wardshire was rumored to be as wicked as the devil, with orgies and mistresses—and worse.
As the London season unfolded, Lucy couldn’t decide who was more abominable, her vulgar mama or the arrogant yet disconcertingly handsome duke. But Lucy vowed to go to any lengths to protect her sister, even if her mission should take her into the very arms of the devilish duke himself.
About the Author
M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries and the Agatha Raisin mystery series. She is also the author of more than one hundred romance titles and a series of romantic suspense novels, the Edwardian Mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.