Scandalous spy meets practical beauty. Why not pretend an engagement?
After caring for a crotchety countess, Patience Ramsey wants a more purposeful position. So, when Miss Thorn of the Fortune Employment Agency offers her the post of assistant to amateur apothecary Augusta Orwell, Patience jumps at the chance. Then her new employer introduces her at an Easter house party as the bride-to-be of her nephew Sir Harold Orwell. Miss Thorn's cat Fortune may approve of Sir Harry, but Patience has no interest in borrowing the handsome baronet. She's had her heart trampled on by false promises before.
Sir Harry has enough on his hands trying to restore the family name while spying for the English against the French. But the pretty Patience could cover for him when he must ply his trade during the house party, so he convinces her to agree to the charade. As Harry's work brings danger closer, he begins to realize Patience embodies everything he could want in a wife. Can he convince her to overlook the scandals surrounding him and exchange their false engagement for a true love?
If you like sweet, witty Regency romances, then you'll love this second entry in the Fortune's Brides series by award-winning author Regina Scott.
5 Stars! "There is much to hold your attention in this novel. Harry is pretending an engagement to track a spy, all the while hosting an Easter house party, carrying on his usual activities for the Crown, and planning to travel behind enemy lines on a rescue mission. Then there is the romance and occasional humor inserted as well. (Sounds like a fabulous movie to me.) Regina Scott writes some of today's best Historical Romance novels!" -- The Huntress Reviews
Continue the romance today. Fortune's Brides: Only a matchmaking cat can hunt true love.