The Courtesan's Letters by Blair Bancroft
Approx. 71,710 words.
Published on July 17, 2011.
Cultures clash as Abigail Todd, a strongly patriotic proper Bostonian, is forced to cooperate with Jared Verney, an aristocratic earl, in order to carry out instructions in letters written by Abigail's grandmother, a renowned courtesan. The supposed prize, a grand cottage that was once part of the Verney estate. Except the wily old courtesan had an entirely different goal in mind.