Famous for her agricultural innovations, Amy, Lady Mowbray has never had a romantical thought in her life. Well, apart from her short-lived crush on London’s handsomest man, Lord Pascal, when she was a brainless 14-year-old. She even chose her late husband because he owned the best herd of beef cattle in England!
But fate steps in and waltzes this practical widow out of her rustic retreat into the glamour of the London season. When Pascal pursues her, all her adolescent fantasies come true. And those fantasies turn disturbingly adult when grown-up desire enters the equation. Amy plunges headlong into a reckless affair that promises pleasure beyond her wildest dreams – until she discovers that this glittering world hides damaging secrets and painful revelations set to break a country girl’s tender heart.
All that glitters…
Gervaise Dacre, Lord Pascal needs to marry money to rescue his estate, devastated after a violent storm. He’s never much liked his reputation as London’s handsomest man, but it certainly comes in handy when the time arrives to seek a rich bride. Unfortunately, the current crop of debutantes bores him silly, and he finds himself praying for a sensible woman with a generous dowry.
When he meets Dashing Widow Amy Mowbray, it seems all his prayers have been answered. But his mercenary quest becomes dangerously complicated when he finds himself in thrall to the lovely widow. Soon he’s much more interested in passion than in pounds, shillings and pence. What happens if Amy discovers the sordid truth behind his whirlwind courtship? And if she does, will she see beyond his original, selfish motives to the ardent love that lies unspoken in his sinful heart?
About the Author
Anna Campbell has written 10 multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and 18 bestselling independently published novellas. Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set stories including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Write Touch, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association’s favorite historical romance (five times). Her books have three times been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and three times for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year. Now that Anna has finished the “Dashing Widows” series, which started in 2015 with The Seduction of Lord Stone, she's working on The Likely Lairds, a series set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The series launches with The Laird's Willful Lass in August 2018. Anna lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia where she writes full-time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pursuing Lord Pascal is the fourth book in the Dashing Widows series by Anna Campbell. This series originally was of three young widows just out of mourning who decide to have some fun... fortunately for those of us who have loved this series, Anna Campbell decided to continue on with three more widows and a jilted suitor from one of the previous books. Sometimes it was no fun to be London’s handsomest man.... Gervaise Dacre, Earl Pascal needs to marry into money quickly to save his estate. But unfortunately none of the pretty airheaded debutantes of this season have caught his eye. Amy, Lady Mowbray is the youngest sister of Silas (Book 1) & Helena (Book 3). Amy married at 18 to a man 40 years older than her. Amy's marriage was not of love but of friendship and she honestly has never been in love - except for a violent fit of puppy love for Lord Pascal when she was 14.... Amy and Gervaise were such great characters that I immediately liked them! Poor Gervaise, after being used to having women chase him it was new for him to finally want a woman who might possibly not want him. Amy struggles to believe that this handsome man could want someone like her. Their courtship was a joy to watch and what a refreshing change that our hero actually fell for the heroine first. I enjoyed how Amy made Gervaise actually court her and realize that she was worth the effort. As for Gervaise he was much more than just a handsome rake and I truly loved Amy for seeing the real man beneath the mask. What a wonderful couple and another fantastic story to add to this series!