After the lovely, level-headed Bella saves a stranger's life, she discovers that he is a nobleman, the Duke of Westlake. When a scandal overtakes Bella and the Duke, her family insists that they marry.

Bella is unprepared for the changes this set of events brings to her life and finds herself both fearful and rebellious at the prospect of her role as the wife of a duke. When strange accidents and odd coincidences continue to plague the two young people, Bella is more than ever reluctant to examine her feelings for her new husband.

A small touch of scandal is enough to see them married, but it will take more than scandal to show them how much they have come to love one another. Rhonda Woodward gives readers a sweet tale with which to pass a pleasant evening. (May, 240 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck