A gentleman’s gentleman is expected to keep the secrets of his master.
Loyal butler, James Bates, harbors a scandalous secret of his own. One which remains buried deep beneath his professional demeanor. He desires only to serve in obscurity without inviting further scandal into his life. When the sweet, young Anna enters the household as the new ladies’ maid, he discovers a passion he had long banished hope of ever possessing.
Bates treats Anna with kindness, and although his regard for the young woman is far from virtuous, he maintains propriety. When Anna returns his affections, it seems his happiness will be complete. That is until accounts of the horrid actions of his youth rise from the past to steal away everything he loves—including his beloved Anna.
|Publisher:||Kirsten S. Blacketer|
|File size:||247 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Stick her in the middle of a chaotic home with two children, a hyperactive dog, and a camouflage wearing husband, and she can cook and clean with the best of them. But when the sun goes down and the children are nestled in bed fast asleep, she tucks away her pots and broom and like Cinderella she transforms. Her characters creep forth from the dark recesses of her mind taking their places in the castles and forests built from her words. No simpering heroines linger there with forlorn gazes turned to the horizon, waiting for their Prince Charming. They straighten their spine, arming themselves with blade and bow, prepared to do their part in defense of their honor and destiny. She breathes life into the women she believes our ancestors to be, showing how they lived and loved with passion and grace. Never bored by the tales still left to tell, she battles the ever sarcastic muse in her quest for romance.