Golden Heart Winner for Best Regency!
An independent governess finds love with an irascible lord!
Accustomed to depending on herself and not the kindness of others, Maeve Midden learned long ago to be sensible above all else. So when she is hired for a great deal of money as companion to Lord Rothe's niece, Maeve accepts--though the prospect of living with a spoiled girl and the irritable lord seems less than happy. But there is something vulnerable beneath her employer's dark facade--something that touches her very soul. Maeve knows it's wrong to live for the romantic fancy that Andrew considers her more than a friend, especially when her shameful past threatens to destroy her--and the man she has come to love so well...
"I can't say enough good things about this book except BUY IT!... Shannon Donnelly is a stunning new talent not to be missed." - Cybil Solyn, Rakehell.com
"Shannon Donnelly weaves a delightfully traditional Regency novel... The characters are well-developed and come across with creditable human desires and fears in this well-written and plotted story. - Ces Jacobsen, About.com