The Missing Marquess Of Althorn
The Honorable Miss Jane Barrett has been in half mourning for three years. Her betrothed has been missing since the Battle of Corruna. With no body, no witnesses, and a sizable estate to deal with, having him declared dead is a lengthy and complicated process that will in every likelihood result in her spinsterhood.
Theirs had not been a love match at all, but one born of convenience and conjoined property. So when a man appears claiming to be the missing Marquess of Althorpe, suspicion is only natural. He looks like her betrothed, he speaks like her betrothed. As his family and prospective heirs tear at one another’s throats, each of them with their own agenda, Jane is left to ponder this stranger who wears a familiar face and yet seems so entirely different from the man she once knew. It is only when he kisses her that Jane is completely certain… he is not Marcus Balfour. But who is he? And where is the real Marcus?