HISTORICAL ROMANCE BOOKS
SWORDS AND SLIPPERS
He proposed marriage. She proposed a duel.
Tabitha Steely has nothing against marriage, so long as the man she marries can accept the fact that she is gifted with a sword. Unfortunately, the man who stole her heart doesn’t understand at all.
Patrick Goodwin knows he ruined his chances with Tabitha, but when he comes seeking forgiveness and her hand in marriage, she has her own proposal to make. He must fight her in a fencing match to prove he can accept her as she is. Otherwise, everyone loses.
This time, the fight for love is real.
He thinks she is a rare beauty. She knows he is charming on paper. Both hope for romance, but when letters are no longer enough, Clara must face the truth and decide whether to let go of pride or protect her heart.
For the first time in her life, Clara Everton has done something truly improper. She has written to a gentleman she hardly knows, simply to avoid an unwanted marriage proposal and perhaps to prove to herself that her first London season was not such a disappointment after all. As one letter grows into many and her feelings for James Thayne deepen, Clara begins to wonder whether a letter is as innocent a thing as she once thought. Meeting Mr. Thayne in person shakes her hopes, and she must reconcile herself to the unexpected truth. Yet, as circumstances continue to bring them together, Clara can't help but question whether opening her heart to Mr. Thayne is riskier than protecting it.