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Miss Ophelia Crowe has lived a life where everything has been managed for her. From what she could wear to what activities she could do, each and every day has been carefully structured for her. Her parents had been wealthy, but they had died early in her life, leaving her in the care of a guardian she’s never met.
On her 21st birthday, her guardian comes to pay her a visit. The kind benefactor she had expected turns out to be anything but how she’d imagined, and he insists on marrying her, she runs away from the only home she’s ever known.
Vicar Julian Roskin has led a quiet life. Still young and inexperienced, he is content to manage a small parish. Then, late one night, his safe and predictable world is turned upside down when a beautiful young lady ends up on his doorstep in need of his protection. Protection, in this case, will require him to marry her.
Reason tells him not to do it, but her sweet and gentle spirit prompt him to agree to take her as his wife. What he doesn’t realize is that the very thing that compelled her to seek his protection is the very thing that could kill him.
About the Author
Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and 16. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.