Victorian Romance. Scarred from a terrible accident, Lucas Stanby swore never to return to England. But his brother's murder forces him home ten years later as the new Earl of Berkmond and guardian of his two young nieces.
As the local vicar's daughter and a childhood friend, Moira Dorsey naturally set aside her hopes of a family of her own to care for the earl's daughters. Lucas's return makes it impossible for her to remain since he broke Moira's heart years ago, but the girls have other ideas.
Lucas realizes he needs Moira to keep his personal demons at bay as well as deal with two rambunctious girls. He offers Moira a marriage of convenience, hoping to keep his dark secret, aware he's too broken to be the husband she deserves.
Moira discovers Lucas's cold demeanor hides deep scars but glimpses of the boy she loved give her hope. She counters his proposal, asking for a babe of her own, wanting Lucas to see he's not the monster he believes.
Unable to deny his growing feelings, Lucas agrees, but his past disrupts their second chance at love, dragging Moira and the girls into danger. He soon realizes he must share his terrible secret with Moira and risk losing her forever in order to stop the villain who threatens them all.
About the Author
Her medieval trilogy is set in England and follows heroes seeking vengeance only to find love when they least expect it. Her March 2015 release, Shattered Secrets, is the last book in The Secret Trilogy set in Victorian London which shares the stories of three lords injured in an electromagnetic experiment that went terribly wrong and the women who help heal them through the power of love.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read all three books nonstop.
I had read the first two books of this trilogy so was most interested to see how Ms. Williams pulled this all together without losing Lucas' story. Needless to say, she has a winner in Shattered Secrets. Keep writing for us. I love your strong women who are independent thinkers AND in love with their men.
When I saw Lana Williams's latest Shattered Secrets was released, I needed to go and grab it. It's the beautiful conclusion of The Secret Trilogy. Ms. Williams nicely blended her charming characters Moira and Lucas, into a well developed plot filled with mystery and danger. Love the two cute little darlings named Addie and Amelia. Those two really added a certain charm to the story. Some situtations were so cute and funny! It tells the romantic story of Lucas, who had sworn to never return to England, after having been scarred by a terrible accident. But destiny had other plans for him! Suddenly, after an absence of ten years, he is forced to come back to be the guardian of his late brother's two little angels. Enters Moira, the vicar's daughter, who had been Lucas's childhood sweetheart! With time, Moira had become very attached to the little girls as they were her own. But, when he enters her life again, she has mix feelings about him! As he changed? Does she still love him? To make matters worse, he offers her a marriage of convenience for the sake of the girls. But, Lucas is a wounded soul and is hiding a dark secret, will they ever be happy? Will his past put Moira and the little girls in danger? Will he be able to protect them? Will they finally get a second chance to fall in love? Just follow their romantic story! I truly enjoyed Shattered Secrets and strongly recommend it to lovers of Victorian romances. A real page turner that kept my interest until the end!