The Reluctant Earl
By C. J. Chase
(Love Inspired, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373829538, 288pp.)
Publication Date: February 2013
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Alone in a gentleman's bedchamber, rummaging through his clothinggoverness Leah Vance risks social ruin. Only by selling political information can she pay for her sister's care. And the letter she found in Julian DeChambelle's coat could be valuableif the ex-sea captain himself had not just walked in.
As a navy officer, Julian knew his purpose. As a new earl, he's plagued by trivialities and marriage-obsessed females. Miss Vance's independence is intriguingand useful. In return for relaying false information, he will pay her handsomely. But trusting her, even caring for her? That would be pure folly. Yet when he sees the danger that surrounds her, it may be too late to stop himself .
After leaving the corporate world to stay home with her children, C.J. Chase quickly learned she did not possess the housekeeping gene. She decided writing might provide an excuse to ignore the dust bunnies accumulating under the furniture. Her procrastination, er, hard work paid off in 2010 when she won the Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Manuscript and sold the novel to Love Inspired Historicals. You can visit C.J.'s cyber-home (where the floors are always clean) at cjchasebooks.com