Mistress of Huntleigh Hall
By Linda Swift
Published by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery
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Published: Sep. 13, 2012
Words: 55,539 (approximate)
~Sequel to Maid of the Midlands~
Alice waits ten years for Malcolm's return, but then must accept an arranged marriage. Malcolm, shipwrecked and with changed appearance, returns too late. He settles in Hull to be nearby, unknown to her. When Alice's sister Mary falls for his unsuitable employee, matters become complicated. Alice then discovers her husband's involvement in a plot against the king.
~ Exciting stand-alone sequel to Maid of the Midlands ~
Alice Wykeham promises to wait for Malcolm Gray when he goes to sea. Ten years pass before her father arranges her marriage to an elderly Lord in exchange for the valuable dowry she possesses.
After being shipwrecked and severely injured, Malcolm remains in Amsterdam to heal and earn enough to ask for her hand. Now successful, he returns to Hull too late to claim her but purchases a ship chandlery and stays nearby. With his changed appearance, he is able to watch his love without detection.
When her younger sister becomes pregnant and goes to Hull, Malcolm befriends her. When Mary gives birth, Malcolm must reveal himself when he sends for Alice, who assumes the child is his.
Alice discovers the Lord is involved in a daring
plan to overthrow the king and has used her dowry for the cause. What will be the outcome of the Gunpowder Plot and how will it affect Alice and the only man she will ever love?
, historical romance
, lost love
, romantic adventure
, plots and betrayal
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