Lacey Ashton returns home to face the ghosts she left behind, among them Vicar Gabriel Kendrick, who now despises her as much as he once loved her.
Five years before, unmarried and forced to name the father of her expected child, Lacey named another, which broke Gabe’s heart. He vowed never again to let passion rule him. After bearing a stillborn child, Lacey was sent away. Gabe later married Lacey’s cousin, Clara, a widow home from Scotland, and became stepfather to Clara’s daughter, Bridget.
Now that Clara has passed, Lacey wants a hand in raising Bridget. Surely a joyful relative is better for a child than a righteous, brooding stepfather.
SEA SCOUNDREL, (Lady Patience, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, One
CATIVE SCOUNDREL (Lady Faith, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, Two
PROPER SCOUNDREL (Scoundrel in Disguise, Revised), Knave of Hearts, Three
Review Quotes for New York Times Bestselling Author Annette Blair’s Historicals:
“Annette Blair is a master at sweeping you from one emotion to the next with the flip of a page. Her humor mixed with life challenges give you characters with dignity and laced with fun. You can’t help but feel good when you’ve finished one of her books.” Grade: A+ Sandy, The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
“Annette Blair is one of my all time favorite authors. Her writing skill is in a league by itself. Very Highly Recommend.” Suzie Housley, Myshelf.com, Explicit Content
“Annette Blair is a master of the Historical Romance genre. I cannot recommend this tale highly enough and I plan to tell everyone I know about it.” Detra Fitch, Vine Voice Reviewer
“Ms. Blair grounds the story in her time period, gives enough details to be engrossing then weaves a tale that sweeps the reader from page to page. The suspense element is handled with a masterful touch. I eagerly await her next offering.” Karen Larson, Scribes World
“Annette Blair is a master artist in the world of romantic fiction. A strong plot provides the canvas for her compelling characters. Vivid settings and engaging minor characters beautifully augment the portrait. Fascinating subplots add depth. Spicy sexual encounters supply bold strokes . . . A romantic masterpiece.” Linda Lukow, MyShelf.com
Annette Blair Bio
A New York Times bestselling author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning historical romances.