The Gardener's Wife by Edeana Malcolm
Series: The Compleat Gardener, Book 2.
Approx. 71,720 words.
Published on June 4, 2012.
John Dean cannot find work in England to support his growing family, so he moves to Scotland. At Ellon Castle, John discovers that his employer is not the Earl of Aberdeen, but the Earl’s mistress.
Against her husband’s wishes, Susan becomes friends with the mistress. Their friendship threatens to destroy Susan’s marriage in an unexpected manner, and she agrees they must leave Scotland at once.