She Was a Wistful Widow with a Babe on the Way . . .
It wasn't all that shocking when Lady Laura Chamberlain's ne'er-do-well husband met his untimely end. Far more scandalous was Laura's precarious predicament: She was left without a spouse, without means . . . and with child! Her unlikely savior was the dashing Lord Wyckham, who deemed it his duty to protect the young widow. Soon Laura found herself ensconced in his magnificent ancestral manor surrounded by his delightfully eccentric relatives. But Wyckham himself was the oddest of all: He was a confirmed bachelor, yet he treated Laura as anything but an unwanted relation!
He Was Her Handsome Protector . . .
Lord Wyckham could not, simply would not, fail in his duty! His cousin's widow needed a home, and he intended to provide it. Especially when he took note of Laura's winsome charms, including her puzzling but not altogether displeasing plumpness. Then he discovered the truth! Now, the usually unflappable Wyckham was at sixes and sevens. He began experiencing the most tender feelings for Laura and her imminent arrival. Was it at long last love?