A FRAGILE MASK
Visiting friends in Tunbridge Wells, Denzell Hawkeridge is struck by the warmth of a beautiful girl playing with children in the snow. But when he meets the mysterious Verena Chaceley, she is as cold as a statue. Provoked into flirting, Denzell cannot judge his success in pricking through the mask.
Anxious for her abused mother’s health, terrified the perpetrator will come after them, Verena struggles to remain aloof from Denzell’s charm. He retires defeated, until a chance encounter produces a clue to Verena’s true background.
Will Denzell’s affection be enough to coax Verena out of her ingrained fear of matrimony?
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About the Author
Elizabeth Bailey grew up in Africa with unconventional parents, where she loved reading and drama. On returning to England, she developed her career in acting, theatre directing and finally writing. Elizabeth has 18 novels published by Harlequin Mills & Boon and recently began a Georgian historical crime series of which the first two books, THE GILDED SHROUD and THE DEATHLY PORTENT, were published by Berkley Books (Penguin US). But since she still loves romance, Elizabeth is delighted with the opportunity to publish her work independently.