However, Mark is also wealthy. The money doesn't mean anything to Natalie. She's just happy to be loved by him, but she soon discovers that his wealth comes with some unexpected problems. She grew up on a farm with very little to her name. No one cared about how people drank tea, how well they danced, or how much education they had. They didn't judge people based on any of those things. In Mark's world, though, she's expected to follow certain etiquette rules she didn't even know existed. And the women in her new social circle aren't the least bit shy about letting her know she doesn't meet up to their standards.
Yes, she married Mark because she loved him, but she's quickly learning there's more to marriage than love. A lot more. And she's not sure she has what it takes to make it work.
Ruth Ann Nordin is the author of seventy romances ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporary romances. She currently lives in Montana where she's lucky enough to spend most of her days with her fictional characters who often seem more real to her than those around her. To find out more about her books, go to www.ruthannnordin.com.
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