First comes matchmaking, then comes marriage, and then comes a baby carriage ... well, usually.
Life in 1802 London throbs with great expectations and unlimited potential. A house under renovation reveals its secrets, and newlyweds Gregory and Christiana embark on a wedding trip to Italy, determined to keep their secret.
Thomas Wellingham’s import business grows faster than he can manage with his brash and brave new wife Emma as head accountant.
Wellingham’s best friend, Todd Vandermeer, accepts his offer of employment despite concerns about the viability of Wellingham Imports. His wife, Deborah, is expecting their first child, after all, and he needs the position.
Now that he’s completed his life’s work seeing to the renovations of every townhouse his wife owns, James Simpson is ready for a new job—that of father. Having informed Sophia he would like an heir, he’s rather surprised to discover his plans for a family aren’t so far-fetched. But can she abide a late-in-life pregnancy and the possibility of heartbreak should it all go wrong?
A single night will prove fateful for all their futures as Emma is forced to take on a role she has only played a few times—that of midwife.
Can best friends and family remain so when life doesn’t quite get it right? Are romance and marriage compatible, reconcilable? Perhaps, but only if they can overcome The Pride of a Gentleman.