Why does Anton, Lord Raith, need to advertise for a wife? As she walks down the marriage aisle toward this stranger, Rosina Charlton feels her pulse race at the very question. But the truth is revealed as her new husband turns to face her a cruel scar disfigures Anton's otherwise handsome features. He believes no woman of social standing would ever agree to marry a man like him, so he's convinced penniless, orphaned Rosina to become his bride. Can Rosina change the mind of this embittered man who wants a marriage based on convenience alone?
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About the Author
Elizabeth grew up in Africa, where her father worked in the then British colony of Nyasaland (now Malawi). It was a great place for children, with tropical weather and wide-open spaces.
One of four siblings from parents who were regarded as a trifle unconventional, she was encouraged to develop an interest in reading and drama from an early age. A love of romance was born first through fairy tales and then Georgette Heyer, whom Elizabeth discovered at the age of 11. Instantly hooked, she still enjoys a Heyer for relaxation.
Her first kiss was classically romantic — on board ship under the stars — and she still recalls feeling her legs turning to jelly. Writing romance was a late development, however. Returning to England after a short period as a secretary (training which has come in useful ever since), Elizabeth went to drama school and trod the boards for some 17 years as an actress. Writing had always been there, as a hobby and a release. She has acres of poetry and half-finished stories from those years.
In her 30s, and almost on a whim, Elizabeth began writing historical romance. Within a very short space of time, writing consumed her life and she realized that this was her true métier. A lengthy apprenticeship was at last rewarded with publication by Mills & Boon in the early '90s and Elizabeth has never looked back.
In addition to writing historical romance, she taught drama for years and became producer and director of the school's theater company, writing and adapting plays for casts of over 70 students. Now she has given up teaching, but continues her involvement with the school's theater, creating productions twice yearly. She is also artistic director of a local arts festival held annually in August in Sussex, where she lives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A passionate and engaging book that keeps you reading well into the night, which is quit impressive considering the storyline is actually very shallow. 200 odd pages about if she is a virgin or not. If he would just ask her the book would be only 1 page long.