'You do not require a governess, sir!'
'No. I require a female--preferably a respectable female--who would be willing, upon terms, to marry a young relative of mine,' he replied.
Married at midnight, a widow at dawn, Elinor Rochdale becomes heiress to a house of secrets--partner in a dangerous conspiracy to save a family's name.
Pretty and high-spirited, Elinor dealt famously with the autocratic Lord Carlyon, his rash young brother Nicholas and the sinister Francis Cheviot, to foil a dastardly plot by the agents of Bonaparte.
Favorite Lines: These spoil the book if you have not read it yet.