Breaking the Spine created the feature “Waiting on” Wednesday, and Wishful Endings adopted it as Can’t-Wait Wednesday. It’s where bloggers are invited to gush about their most coveted upcoming releases.
Shy young heiress, Lady Lily Rutherford, is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake.
Despite his reputation Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match.
As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past, and secrets he refuses to share with his tender-hearted young bride. All Lily’s efforts to get close to him fall on stony ground, and in desperation she retreats to his childhood home—the place he’s avoided for nearly a decade.
Must Lily reconcile herself to a marriage without love? Or will Galbraith realize that this warm-hearted, loving girl is the key to healing the wounds of his past—and his heart?
Publication date | April 3rd, 2018
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a story where the marriage starts with a scandal, and as far as historical goes, that is one of my very favorite story lines. Couple that with the fact that Anne Gracie writes the most wonderful gentle heroes, and I’m certain we have a winner on our hands with this read!