Emma Stuart, daughter of Lord Claridge, distinguished member of His Majesty’s Privy Council, delights in playing pranks on noblemen who inflict misery upon others. Twice Lady Emma shames the Marquess of Richmond for his ill use of gently bred ladies. In return, he blackens her reputation.
Hayden Hamilton, a handsome London barrister, has a mysterious power over Lord Richmond and proves that the marquess tricked Emma into meeting him in a dark billiard room at a ball. Even so, her suitors disappear. Livid at being exposed, Lord Richmond plots with another nobleman to avenge himself.
Emma finds herself falling in love with Hayden, who has publicly vowed never to marry a lady born to wealth and privilege. Unbeknown to her, she has beguiled him body and soul, though he is determined to forget her. Just when fate reveals the cause of his power over Lord Richmond and makes a union between Hayden and Emma possible, he learns she has changed in ways that may set her forever beyond his reach.
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Wanda Luce developed a passion for English historical fiction in her girlhood that blossomed as she devoured the works of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Georgette Heyer, Pamela Aidan, and many others. Wanda’s debut Regency romance, Lydia (2011), was revised and re-released as The Soul of a Lady in 2016. She also wrote In the Wilds of Devon (2015) and A Dangerous Affection (2017). Wanda resides in Utah with her husband, Darrell, and their dog Watson, alias Mr. Piddles.
Wanda lived in Germany for over a year, exploring castles and strolling down cobblestone streets. She loves to travel and plans to do a great deal more of it someday. She also has a passion for history, nature, music, and BBC period dramas. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in German literature.
To contact Wanda or learn more about her books, please visit wandaluce.com or wandaluce.blogspot.com.