It would be within walking distance of water and surrounded by wildflowers. She would take to the little place in the wilderness as if her were her destiny but first she was to meet the Duke of Ellerhouse.
Author: Rebecca Jones
Publisher: Roxie Brandon
Amazing value Regency two-story collection. Jam-packed with romance, love, and adventure. Charming dukes with attitudes and kind hearts. Lovely ladies who want to find love. You'll find all of this and much more in this collection. The collection includes: 1. The Duke’s Reluctant Bride Jane is talented at many things, though being desired as a wife is not one of those talents. Jane and her sisters are what her parents consider prizes to be won. They are eager to marry their daughters off to the highest bidder but Jane wants to travel to Italy instead. Though it is a dream, Jane longs to spend time studying art and improving her drawings. She wants to spend her days and nights drawing and watching her work sell across the world. However, her parents do not approve of her dream and insist that it is far beyond time that she settle down. Much to her displeasure, Jane is given an ultimatum. She will marry by the end of the season to a man of her choosing or her mother fill find a man for her. Since birth, Jane and Peggy have been attached at the hip. When Peggy gets married, Jane is more than happy though it means that she is losing her favorite sister. At the wedding, she meets one of the most aggravating men she has ever met. The man will not be cowed by the woman with a tongue as sharp as her mind. Instead he is intrigued by her but at every turn she pushes him further away. Before long, everything has become too much for Jane to deal with. One fateful Sunday after Jane discovers that her father has accepted a proposal on her behalf, she packs her bags and runs away, potentially ruining her future forever. 2. Governess for the Charming Duke Cora Masterson is a governess running from a wealthy past. With no family to speak of and a desire to own a little cottage by the lake, Cora is eager to take on employment with James Buckler, Duke of Ellerhouse. The pair soon discover that they are like oil and water, neither wanting to bend or give. Though James does not make her life easy, Cora finds herself completely enthralled with her young charges who need a parent in their life far more than they need a governess. Life is quickly becoming more unbearable with James challenging her at every turn but Cora is not one to be toyed with. Equal parts intelligent and spirited, she is not about to allow the duke to walk all over her without a fight.