Lucy and the Duke of Secrets
Penniless and seeking a new start, Lucy Bell sets out to visit her childhood friend at Ashmore Hall. When she finds herself stranded in a barn with a handsome gardener, Lucy thinks her luck may be finally turning. Henry is everything she has ever wanted: charming, caring, and kind. Arriving at the estate, Lucy is devastated to discover her beloved gardener is actually the Duke of Ashmore – a man she despises. She puts her talent for mischief to good use, cheerfully upending the Duke’s life at every turn. Lucy is certain of one thing: she loves the gardener, not the duke. But as they match wits, she discovers that the duke may not be the arrogant aristocrat she thought.
Unexpected attractions develop when Sally and her brother Will from sophisticated Boston encounter adventurous Caroline and her brother Teddie from the rugged Colorado frontier. But their courtships are soon ended as they find themselves pulled apart by vastly different ambitions. Yet as the thwarted lovers attempt to make their own way in a rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century nation, they find themselves unable to forget the one they once adored.