A “deft, diverting, and decidedly different” (Edith Layton) Signet Regency Romance from beloved author Jo Manning.
Available Digitally for the First Time
After she bore her late husband two heirs, thrice widowed Lady Sophia Rowley courted with London’s high society and earned a tarnished reputation. Now, in self-imposed exile in Yorkshire, Sophia is shocked to discover that her husband’s will names the handsome local vicar legal guardian of her sons.
Although Charles tutored the young Rowley boys, the news of his guardianship is as much a shock to him as it is to Lady Sophia. Despite her notoriety, Charles believes that Sophia needs to be cared for as much as her children, but the type of care she desires from Charles is a temptation the vicar is finding difficult to resist…
Jo Manning, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of Queens College and Syracuse University. She has worked as a librarian and researcher and is the author of My Lady Scandalous, a biography about Grace Dalrymple Elliott.