ROMANCING THE COUNTESS
Wit and repartee add zest to March’s theme of a second chance at love. A fresh new voice, she twists and turns the classic plot into something new.
Leah George is not a merry widow. For a year she’s carried the burden of her husband’s affair and the knowledge that she wasn’t good enough. She only wants to pursue her life away from society’s snide whispers. Sebastian Madinger, Earl of Wriothesly, believed his marriage was perfect until his wife ran off with his best friend. Their death in a carriage accident was a tragedy, but Sebastian must avoid scandal for his child’s sake. He fears Leah will tell the truth and the only way he can silence her is to marry her. The last thing either imagines is falling in love and learning that sometimes scandal can be fun, freedom can mean passion and love can conquer all. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Sep., 320 pp., $7.99)