A very unusual family.
After Gerald Dersingham unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he and his triplet sisters have to move to the West End, instead of their comfortable home in Shoreditch. None of them want to go.
Then Gerald falls for a most unsuitable woman – a silversmith trom the City. His sisters’ interests don’t suit society’s notions of what a lady should do. Future husbands won’t appreciate them continuing. Or would they?
The heroine of the first book, Annie Cathcart, is based on an ancestor of mine, Hester Bateman, who indeed owned a silver company in her own right during the eighteenth century. Her pieces fetch high prices at auction these days!
A Touch of Silver
When two worlds collide, an earl and a city merchant have to fight society and the might of the City of London to earn their happily ever after.
Gerald Dersingham, the new Earl of Carbrooke, is captivated by the woman who storms into his house demanding an explanation for a letter he had no idea he sent.
Gerald never wanted to be an earl. He was happier living in seclusion with his sisters. About to become betrothed to the icy daughter of a duke, he meets the vibrant, alluring Annie, who captivates his heart. But if he gives in to his desires, he risks a happy ending for his sisters, and they deserve their chances.
Annie Cathcart is a widow from the City of London. Finally, she has the chance to achieve her dream of creating silverware for the table. But she needs Gerald’s old Shoreditch home to do it. Expecting a stuffy, pompous aristocrat, she meets a man who sees right through her practical exterior to the passionate woman beneath. She wants him more than the house, her respectability, and her independence.
Annie and Gerald are faced with stark choices when her landlord tries to blackmail her into marriage.
Either they give in to the pressures forcing them into unhappy respectability apart… or they boldly defy convention in the name of love.
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