Reissue edition - the Original published - by Walker, January 1978
Love in Haste
Lovely Gwendolen Quarters was thought to be a most level-headed Miss — until she met Captain Henry Belville of the Royal Navy. In the space of a few hours, Gwendolen lost her heart — and soon after promised her hand to this stranger.
Now Captain Belville was coming home from war to claim Gwendolen as his bride. But already stories about him had reached Gwendolen's ears. Was he really the man of her dreams? Or was he the crude and brutal oaf at whom men sneered and women laughed?
Gwendolen had wagered her whole life's happiness on a lightning bolt of passion — and now she had to face a fearful storm of doubt. And then, of course, there was the incredibly wealthy, maddeningly attractive Lord Lyndale to be considered.
David, Marquis of Lyndale and Miss Gwendolen Quarters
Lieutenant Neil Fairhall and Campaspe Quarters
M. Alain de Combray and Jane Quarters