She Had Almost Loved Him but Now She Despised Him
Miss Helena Hammond had suffered a tragedy that had left not only herself but her family at Point Non Plus deeply in debt and with no apparent escape. Therefore, Lieutenant Peter Clivedon's appearance was nothing short of a miracle.
Aware of the untimely circumstances, but also aware of Helena's breathtaking beauty, Peter offers to marry her, and although surprised, she gratefully accepts. Once married, they move to Whisperwood, and over time, Helena grows very fond of Peter.
But their idyllic interlude is shattered when Helena learns that Peter has concealed a terrible truth from her. A truth so painful that Helena is compelled to leave Whisperwood and demand a divorce. Peters knows that what he had done was to protect the woman he so dearly loved. He could only hope she would come to realize this before it was too late.
Lieutenant Peter Clivedon and Helena Hammond
Harlequin Regency Romance - # 16