Harlequin, Paperback, 9780373777938, 506pp.
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Lord Giles Montague has always lived his life just the way he wantsfighting on the battlefields and fighting off the ladies of London's ton. But the notorious Montague is now the heir to Castonbury Park, forcing his reluctant return to the family estate.
Since growing up with the Montagues, Miss Lily Seagrove has known that Giles is arrogant, rudeand infuriatingly handsome. But she's of Gypsy heritage, and although Lily might be able to get under his battle-scarred skin, can she dare to dream of becoming lady of the manor?
"The Housemaid's Scandalous Secret"
Returning to Castonbury Park is just another job for Colonel Ross Montague. With his family in disarray, he promises to do his utmost to see decorum restored once more. Until he's sidetracked by the beguiling eyes of Castonbury's newest maidLisette.
When neither can deny their blazing desire, all society's rules are discarded. In a house where gossip is rife, Lisette must try her best to keep her salacious liaison a secret or risk losing her joband her heart.
A love of history drove Helen Dickson to writing and she spends hours in reference libraries researching her subject, which she thoroughly enjoys, but she realizes that it is a balance of imagination and the accuracy of research that makes a good story. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, reading, going to the movies and listening to music (especially classical). Helen lives on an arable farm in South Yorkshire, England, with her husband of over thirty years."
"[Mortimer] shifts her novel into something with an underlying power that touches the heart." --RT Book Reviews on The Lady Forfeits
"Sweet love scenes...make this a fun, entertaining read." --RT Book Reviews on Beauty in Breeches