The Earl and His Lady
A widow desperate to save her children and an earl looking for a purpose come together in a marriage of convenience.
Lady Virginia Macon, a recently widowed baroness, has an impossible decision to make. Her late husband’s unscrupulous brother demands guardianship of her sons. The courts are on his side, unless she marries someone willing to stand in her late husband’s place as her protector. Locking her heart away and devoting herself to her children is the only way Virginia can countenance such a decision.
Wearied by the world, Lucas Calvert, the Earl of Annesbury, is tired of being alone. His wife’s passing six years previous left his life gray and empty. His only recourse has been to help those around him by using his considerable wealth and influence. He has grown used to saving people. When he learns of Virginia’s plight, he chooses to come to the rescue her and her sons.
During one of the rainiest summers in England’s history, Virginia and her children bring light and color back into Lucas’s life. With a new family to care for, Lucas finds his desire to offer support turns into a yearning for more than Virginia may be willing to give. Will Virginia’s determination to protect her heart destroy their possibility of finding happiness together?