The Bewitching Hour

      Diana Douglas

The Bewitching Hour

Set in London, 1815
After a chance encounter with the flirtatious, Lord Stratton, Priscilla Hawthorn tells herself that she hopes to never see him again. But when her cousin Mary comes to her and begs that she retrieve several compromising letters that she wrote to Stratton when she was just fifteen, Priscilla agrees to try. Forced into his company, she struggles with the growing desire she feels for him and an unknown enemy's determination to keep them apart.

Lord Stratton has come to London to escort his youngest sister, Lady Cecelia, for the Season. The prospect of dealing with his Aunt Mirabella and her horde of annoying little dogs who have thrown the house in turmoil, and mediating the constant arguments between his aunt and sister over a suitable debutante's wardrobe, makes the next few months seem bleak. His mood brightens considerably when a beautiful young lady appears in his garden holding one of his aunt's ridiculous little dogs. He's immediately smitten, but she's not easily convinced. As he sets out to win her love, he discovers that she's guarding a secret and until he finds out what it is, she will never agree to be his wife. Undaunted, he presses on, hoping that if his love won't convince her, perhaps the passion-filled nights they spend together will...

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