A Regency Novella –
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Dan and Lucy Cavanaugh have one of Oberon’s hottest marriages. But it wasn’t always strawberries and cream...or was it? In this Oberon prequel, we travel back in time to see how it all began and learn if one hot summer full of such fleeting pleasures can really last a lifetime.
After wagering her precious book of sonnets that she would become engaged before Lord Blackhazel, Constance Archer is aggravated by her failure, not realizing Lord Blackhazel remained unattached, as well. Constance leaves London disappointed and aware of a deep loneliness when she considers her future as a spinster.
She is surprised, however, when Lord Blackhazel and his uncle stop at the Archer country estate for a brief visit. It turns into a hectic time when an antique necklace goes missing. When she sees Lord Blackhazel, her heart aches with the realization that she might have found love after all if she had only looked in the right place. And if Lord Blackhazel didn’t view her as a sister.
When her friend, Rose, flees to Constance seeking asylum from her parents’ decision to force her into service as a governess, Constance’s generous impulses lead her to a painful, but effective solution. She ignores her own blossoming feelings for Lord Blackhazel in hopes of solving Rose’s desperate problem.
She plays matchmaker for Rose and Lord Blackhazel, little realizing that her traitorous heart may interfere with her plans. Lord Blackhazel may have something to say about it as well, as he finds that his brotherly feelings for Constance may not be all that brotherly after all.