The Marquess of Boxwood needs an heir, and therefore a wife. After his first attempt at marriage ends before he ever sets foot in a church, what he needs more than anything is a respite. He craves time away from matchmaking mamas, giggling debutantes, and society in general. When his mother invites him to accompany her to a house party, Boxwood decides that a country house filled with silver-haired peers and dowagers sounds like the perfect place to hide in plain sight.
Everything is going according to plan, until he is introduced to a young widow with captivating eyes and a quick wit.
Grace Hayward, the Dowager Lady Fillmore, has no desire for another husband. Truth be told, she never wanted the first one. As far as she is concerned, being a widow is the best thing to ever happen to her. She would rather live in poverty than tie herself to a man. Or, worse, rejoin the ranks of the nobility.
When her aunt convinces her to come out of hiding to join a house party, Grace expects to find nothing but abject boredom. Little does she know that a marquess is about to make her question everything she thinks she knows about the nobility, and men…
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As I was writing my previous novella, Promised to a Marquess, I knew the Marquess of Boxwood needed his own happy ending. So I thought about his needs and created his perfect match.