Marigold Arnold had just lost a cruel and brutal husband. But her suffering was not over - for his younger brother had produced a false will that declared her marriage a sham. Stripped of her good name, she faced the shame of being turned out into the street with her son robbed of his inheritance. Then she met the handsome Lord Rowan Avenbury, who first became her friend - and within days proposed marriage!
But this hasty betrothal had more to it than met the eye. An ancient family curse predicted Lord Rowan's confrontation with mortal danger, and if the worst happened, he hoped to leave the wronged widow well provided for. Neither of them expected to fall in love - or to fight against all odds for a happiness they'd never dreamed possible . . .