by Anne Herries
Olivia Roade Burton has lived in obscurity in Steepwood since she brought disgrace on herself by jilting a man of high degree.
Now, she's restless and wanting more excitement from life. But will any man risk proposing to her, offering her a second chance?
Scarred and disillusioned after his experiences in the Peninsular War, Captain Jack Denning believes he is too tainted to marry a decent girl. Caught in an innocent but compromising situation with Olivia, he is forced into an offer of marriage. One which Olivia has no hesitation in accepting because she yearns to find love - and ease the secret sorrow which haunts Jack's eyes
The Captain's Return
In a village near Steepwood Abbey, a captain - thought lost in the war -returns to his wife and daughter. But things are not quite what they seem
Captain Henry Colton is stunned to find his lost love living the quiet life of a widow with a small daughter! Given the way they had parted, in anger, could he now expect Annabel to let him back into her life?
His only recourse seems to be to pose as her husband, miraculously returned alive from the war
Volume 5 will be published in the UK in March 2007