A WIDOW WITH NOWHERE TO GO, A MAN SWORN TO EXPOSE HER
— Kristina Wright–© 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved
Commanded by Queen Elizabeth into marriage with a man made monstrous by a childhood accident, Lady Arabella Purfoy dares not refuse. With neither family nor allies to shield her from the plots that whirl around her, Belle must give fortune, family and even her body into the care of her new husband’s steward, Master James Wyatt.
Master James Wyatt is certain that Lady Purfoy is a Protestant spy sent by his queen to prove his Catholic employer, Squire Nicholas Hollier, a traitor. Jamie will do anything, even pretend to be Nick, to protect his dearest friend from the tides of treachery that threaten to destroy them all.