Charlotte had to escape. The marriage was killing her. How had she convinced herself she loved him – that he loved her. She’d been a fool. And now she was under his complete control. She couldn’t even leave the house without his knowledge.
But then the letter came.
It was a chance to get away. A chance to prove that she was more than her husband claimed she was. It was the escape she longed for. Could she be brave enough to take a chance? To start anew? Even if it cost her everything?
Lady Georgina Hawthorne has been planning her debut season for years. Her one goal – become the star of the season and marry well. Everything should go perfectly, as long as she can continue to keep her shameful secret.
But hidden things have a way of coming out. How far is Lady Georgina willing to go to keep her’s under wraps? And what will she do when the one man she wants nothing to do with become privy to her secret?
In a time when etiquette ruled, and women didn’t talk to men unless they had been properly introduced, Lady Miranda Hawthorne secretly writes letters to her brother’s best friend. Letters, due to their delicate contents, she never intended for anyone’s eyes but her own.
Then her brother’s new, unconventional, valet does the unthinkable.
He mails one of the letters to the man, a mysterious young duke thought to be the most eligible bachelor of the season. Miranda’s modification knows know bounds when she receives his reply.
Grace Mabry is a woman of passion. She believes that all able-bodied men should be fighting for England in the Great War – just like her brother. But she is infuriated that men like Jack Bennington, heir to a great estate, can’t make himself enlist and join the fight. Armed with a white feather, Grace waltzes into a masquerade ball and hand Jack the symbol of his cowardice.
Little does she realize the truth behind the man and the terrible consequences that her actions produce in his life.