A brilliant historical romance from the superbly gifted Sherry Thomas, the second in her acclaimed Fitzhugh trilogy.
Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. English is Sherry's second language - she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's SWEET SAVAGE LOVE with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.
Soul-searing, heartrending, and intensely romantic, this late Victorian historical takes the classic marriage-of-convenience theme to a refreshing new level, making effective use of alternating time periods, as the characters struggle to reconcile duty and loyalty with personal desire and to understand what love really is - and is not. Another exquisitely rendered, insightful romance from one of the genres stars. - Library JournalMillie's intellect and selflessness make her a standout among a cast of memorable characters in this expertly plotted and emotionally wrenching love story. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)Searing, tender, and filled with passion, [Sherry Thomas's] writing is nothing short of a revelation. - Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author