Fans of the traditional Regency
romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this short story (approximately
12,000 words) of a highborn bride about to embark on an important arranged
marriage. Before sacrificing herself on the altar of duty, Lady Ann decides to
experience one last day of unchaperoned fun. Her attempted escape, however,
appears to be foiled when she gets stuck in a tree. She is fortunate to be
rescued by a gallant gentleman, who then accompanies her on a most excellent
adventure. When she finds herself falling in love with her handsome rescuer,
Lady Ann must now face an arranged marriage that not only tests her sense of
duty. It might also break her heart.
Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life.
Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist).
Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England.
Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.