TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING
Guhrke’s knack for merging poignancy and humor, pride and passion are what makes her a fan favorite, and once more she enthralls readers with an emotionally moving romance that balances love, lust and laughter. Her unique characters simply win fans’ hearts and will have readers holding their breath at the surprising climax, wishing for more.
American heiress Annabel Wheaton was a poor girl from Mississippi whose daddy struck it rich and moved them to New York. But the Knicker-bocker set never accepted the newly rich Wheatons, and Annabel believes that marrying the impoverished Lord Rumsford will give her the acceptance she craves. However, her uncle wants the fortune-hunting Rumsford out of the way and he “hires” Christian Du Quesne, Duke of Scarborough, to break up the wedding. After one night of drunken grief and conversation — and a stolen kiss — he stops her wedding to Rumsford and proposes to her himself. Annabelle is furious, but Christian begins a campaign to make her his bride. (AVON, Jan., 380 pp., $7.99)