To Love a Wicked Lord
By Edith Layton
(Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061757709, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 2009
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Phillipa Carstairs, the granddaughter of a well-respected, retired government official, is engaged and ready to be married. But when her fiancé disappears on a mysterious mission just before the wedding, Phillipa doesn′t know if she should hold onto hope of her intended′s safe return.
With no word from Noel, "Pippa" grows tired of waiting, and she and her grandmother enlist the help of British spy Lord Alain Maxwell. Together they set out on the trail of the elusive fiancé.
As their journey takes them across England and abroad into France, Phillipa, initially unimpressed with Lord Maxwell, learns there is more to the dashing spy than meets the eye. Faced with an undeniable attraction, will Phillipa be able to hold onto her resolve and remain faithful to her missing fiance?
Edith Layton loved to write. She wrote articles and opinion pieces for the New York Times and Newsday, as well as for local papers, and freelanced writing publicity before she began writing novels.
Publishers Weekly called her one of romances most gifted authors. She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romantic Times, and excellent reviews and commendations from Library Journal, Romance Readers Anonymous, and Romance Writers of America. She also wrote historical novels under the name Edith Felber.
Mother of three grown children, she lived on Long Island with her devoted dog, Miss Daisy; her half feral parakeet, Little Richard; and various nameless pond fish in the fishness protection program.