When love seems impossible, the heart occupies itself however it can. For Rachel Thorne and Anthony Rutland, the thrill of scientific discovery is a suitable substitute. However, love is tenacious and cannot be suppressed for long.
After surviving an attempted rape by a British soldier, Rachel, a self-taught inventor, leaves Colonial Boston for England at the suggestion of her sister-in-law, Abby. There she hopes to shake off the loathsome past and find a love-filled future.
At Abby's ancestral home, Belvoir Castle, Rachel meets Abby's brother Anthony, the brilliant but troubled son of a duke. The two bond over their shared fascination with electricity, and sparks fly in more ways than one. However, a dispute with a family employee turns into a dangerous fiasco that threatens to end Anthony and Rachel's budding romance-and perhaps even their lives.
The second book in the Duke of Rutland series, Light of My Heartis brimming with the same sensual charms and historical intrigue as Sweet Vengeance. Rachel and Anthony have experimented with love in the past, only to have it blow up in their faces. But once they cross paths, they learn that love-like the steady march of progress-is unyielding.
About the Author
Elizabeth St. Michel is the best-selling author of two previously published books. Her first novel, The Winds of Fate, was a quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel award. Her second novel, Surrender the Wind, was a finalist for the National RONE award for literary excellence in romance writing and received many other honors, including the Holt Medallion and the Crowned Heart.
St. Michel splits her time between New York and the Bahamas.