Following the suspicious deaths of his uncle and his cousin, Phineas Webster returns reluctantly from America to take up his position as the new Duke of Ely. Shocked to find the estate in ruins, the stables and pastures empty, Phin is even more disturbed to find himself greeted by a beautiful woman pointing a shotgun at him.
Celeste Stirling, whose mother died in the same accident that claimed the life of the old duke, has been looking after the estate since his death. Having been persuaded not to shoot him, she agrees to stay on and help Phin restore the estate. The pair also delve into the mystery surrounding the fatal accident. Could it be connected to the family feud that pitted brother against brother sixteen years previously, resulting in Phin being whisked away to America by his father?
Will Phin and Celeste be able to fight the growing passion that threatens to engulf them and triumph over devious relatives who will stop at nothing to claim the estate for themselves…
Previously published as part of a Regency Romantics’ Boxset