FLIRTING WITH FORTUNE
Sometimes one’s fate is sealed with a kiss, and no one knows that better than the hero and heroine of Flirting With Fortune as Knightley spins a tender, touching and impassioned twist on Henry James’ The Heiress. Knightley’s usual sweetness is here, but romantic, teasing dialogue and stronger, more powerful emotions are present with a poignancy that touches readers and elevates this novel to new heights. Charming, sensitive and compassionate, this tale is Knightley at her best.
As an heiress, Lady Beatrice Moore can spot a fortune hunter paces away. When she meets Sir Colin Tate, son of an illustrious painter, she’s positive she has found a kindred soul. But Colin inherited more than an interest in art; he inherited his father’s enormous debts. He must wed a wealthy woman or lose his beloved Scottish estate. He’s hunting for an heiress when he encounters Beatrice. They share so many marvelous moments that falling in love is natural. Beatrice forgets to be wary and gives Colin her heart. But when the truth is revealed, her world is crushed, her faith is shattered and her anger knows no bounds. There must be a way that Colin can reclaim her trust and make her believe love means more than fortune. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Sep., 336 pp., $7.99)