Compelled by his ageing Aunt Augusta to give up his dissolute ways and take a wife - or risk losing his inheritance - Lord Nicholas Strickland is in a quandary. He has no wish to marry at present - particularly not to marry his aunt's favoured ...
candidate, Miss Charlotte Craven. But he cannot endure the prospect of giving up his beloved family home, Maplethorpe. Charlotte, however, is no more enamoured of the dashing Lord Nicholas than he is of her. Intelligent, high-spirited and uncommonly tall, she is a young woman of determined character. With the help of her friend Amelia Beauclerc - herself rather taken by the gentlemanly charms of Lord Nicholas' friend Captain Young - she sets out to confound Aunt Augusta's well-laid plans...
Number of pages: 288
Date of publication: 24/02/2006
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