When American-born Wesley Parker inherits a dukedom in 1890, he must learn to be an aristocrat. Assigned to the task is his attorney’s daughter, prim Belle Oakhurst. As they travel to England together on a luxurious ocean liner, their tempestuous relationship encounters more than rough seas. Although Wesley is increasingly attracted to Belle, she is already engaged. While Belle begins to regret her hasty promise to marry, she is bound by honor and duty to keep her pledge. Furthermore, a thoughtless fabrication on her part threatens to expose her as a liar. Neither Wesley nor Belle can foresee that their voyage across the Atlantic will be fraught with peril, and will cost more than one man his life.
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What reviewers are saying:
Reviewed by the Historical Novel Society as “…an uncommonly fun and well-written novel.” – Historical Novel Society
The Romance Reviews Top Pick!
“Refreshing and enjoyable!” writes Linda Hays-Gibbs of The Romance Reviews (TRR). “There is unrequited love, really bad fellows to fight, and excellent balls and proposals. It’s a feast.”
Selected as 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist and Rone Award Finalist for Young Adult literature!