Winifred de la Coeur was not a traditional beauty, but she was one of a kind.
Winifred is a feisty, independent-minded heiress who bridles against the strict rules and conventions of Victorian London society. When she gets caught up in the chaos of a bungled bank robbery, she is thrust unwillingly into an encounter with Court Furor, a reluctant getaway driver and prizefighter.
Winifred and Court are two misfits in their own circumscribed worlds-the fashionable beau monde with its rigorously upheld rules, and the gritty demimonde, where survival often means life-or-death choices.
Despite their conflicting backgrounds, they fall desperately in love while acknowledging the impossibility of remaining together. Returning to their own worlds, they try to make peace with their lives until a moment of unrestrained honesty and defiance threatens to topple the deceptions they have carefully constructed to protect each other.
A story of the overlapping entanglements of Victorian London's social classes, the strength of family bonds and true friendship, and the power of love to heal a broken spirit.
|Publisher:||Bellastoria Press Llp|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Spinster Reflects
Chapter 2 A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
Chapter 3 To Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Chapter 4 Waiting, Games
Chapter 5 Does You Trust Me?
Chapter 6 Bottom and His Mistress Take Some Supper
Chapter 7 Cold Comfort
Chapter 8 A Day at the Races
Chapter 9 A Night at the Opera
Chapter 10 Hobson's Choice
Chapter 11 Night Thoughts
Chapter 12 My Kingdom for a Horse
Chapter 13 Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On
Chapter 14 Trout
Chapter 15 Worse and Worse
Chapter 16 Low Comedy
Chapter 17 The Ring
Chapter 18 Cut and Run
Chapter 19 Uncertain, but Resolved
Chapter 20 Wheels within Wheels
Chapter 21 Deus Ex Machina
Chapter 22 The Truth Will Out
Chapter 23 The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies, O!
Chapter 24 Harvest