Allen sets her new novel in the real world of Wimpole Hall, a magnificent National Trust property in England. Opposites attract in this well-written, scandal-filled romance that will intrigue readers from the first to the last page.
Lady Isobel Jervis is running from a scandal not of her own making. She is hiding in Cambridgeshire where she meets the most ineligible man: architect Giles Harker, illegitimate son of the notorious Scarlet Widow. Giles considers love a fallacy; Isobel is looking for true love. Though they are wildly attracted to one another, they avoid each other until a freak accident has Giles rushing to Isobel’s rescue. He saved her life so now she is his to claim, but can desire and love survive when past secrets can tear them apart? (HARLEQUIN, Sep., 288 pp., $6.50)