A remarkable romance from an award-winning author! For Fanny Edwards and Captain Buckingham, marriage seems like a distant dream. Up against scandal and impossible odds, can these star-crossed lovers find their happily-ever-after?
“Prolific author G.G. Vandagriff creates a world full of intrigue, suspense, and romance that fans of the Regency Period will adore. Vandagriff writes in a style reminiscent of Georgette Heyer.”–Deseret News.
When frigate Captain Buckingham Kernow-Smith encounters a sprite in a topiary garden going by the name of “Gannymede,” he remembers his Shakespeare. Pulling off her stocking cap, he reveals the character of “Rosalind” from As You Like It, played, in this case, by the appealing Fanny Edwards.
Three years pass. The War over, Buck encounters his Rosalind at a ball, where she has developed into a notable beauty. However, her guardian confides to him that she is dancing on the very edge of propriety. Buck, who has been fighting the French since he was twelve, also finds the ton confining and sympathizes with Fanny/Rosalind’s plight as a properly reared young lady.
Together, they make a dangerous pair, toeing the line of propriety and scandal, indulging in a masquerade in daylight, riding together in a phaeton race, and laying plans for Fanny/Rosalind to play a role in Covent Garden Theater. When they push their fun too far, Fanny faces ruin and the demimonde. Will Buck confide his secrets and overcome his life-long aversion to marriage in time to save his fair Rosalind and live happily ever after? Can there be a happily ever after for someone as headstrong and impetuous as Rosalind?
Category: Historical Romance