His Lady’s Keeper
(c) Copyright by Marly Mathews, Jan. 2009
Cover Art by Alex DeShanks, Jan. 2009
Published by New Concepts Publishing
New Concepts Publishing
Lake Park, GA 31636
This is a work of fiction. All characters, events, and places are of the author’s imagination and not to be confused with fact. Any resemblance to living persons or events is merely coincidence.
“Mallory’s home, he’s back from sea!” Gemma St. Martin watched her younger sisters dash through their old damp family castle, headed toward Mallory, and his pretty young wife.
Only Ann, the sister next in birth order to her remained behind. Their mother rushed out of her morning room, stopping briefly to regard them.
“Allow me to ascertain the situation first, Gemma, dear, before you make your appearance. I shall see for myself what sort of a woman this Elizabeth Caulfield truly is.”
“Mother, her name is Elizabeth St. Martin now,” Gemma said gently, watching her mother’s face flash briefly with deep sorrow.
“I know.” She sighed. “I must remember that she is indeed Mallory’s wife. Why did he have to marry her at sea? Couldn’t he have put it off long enough to announce the banns and do everything the traditional way?”