A Well-Kept Promise
Lady Venetia Lockhart has one goal: prove to her family that her fragile health will not keep her from next year’s London Season. But between her inattentive family who only seems to notice her when she’s ill, and the advances of an unwanted suitor, Venetia finds herself struggling just to make it through autumn’s relaxed social diversions. How will she ever manage in London? Edmund Dawkes, Marquess of Ashbrook, has his eye on the lovely Miss Weatherford, but he might as well be a discarded piece of old furniture for all the attention she gives him. Despite his wealth and his title, he’s as good at wooing women as a stable hand is at tying cravats.
MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN is a big change for New York socialite Katie McCain. But when she stumbles across Lacewood, an abandoned 200-year-old mansion in small-town Virginia, she’s enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the haunting portrait of a woman in mourning she finds there. Katie buys the house on a whim and throws herself into befriending the colorful characters in the southern town of New Hope.