Lucy’s husband is a drunkard, gambler, and all-around wastrel, and what’s worse, she discovers her parents had paid the man to marry her. Lucy despairs of ever experiencing true love—until she meets the handsome Duke of Habard.
Poor Lucy was living a dream. She had married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard. And she refused to admit that his frequent overnight absences were of any significance. The sting came when it was revealed that Lucy’s parents had "bought" her husband for her. And then one night at a ball, Lucy met the charismatic Duke of Habard and suddenly anything seemed possible…
M. C. Beaton
M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.
The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.
The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.
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