Alone in an unfamiliar country where her noble title is useless. Everything she believes in is shattered. Driven by desperation, she risks it all to return to the one man whose love promises to be true.
Lady Victoria Haverwood, beloved daughter of a widowed Earl, has spent years at a fashionable boarding school longing for the day she can come home to finally take her place as mistress of Wrenbrooke. But when she becomes the target of a murderous plot, her idyllic plan is swiftly turned upside down.
Nicholas Saberton, an accomplished American Naval Captain, is commissioned to escort the earl and his daughter safely across the ocean to the lively shores of Savannah, Georgia. Pledged to protect her with his life, Nicholas is determined to remain immune to Victoria’s innocent charm. Focused on building his shipping empire, the Haverwood heiress and her quirky relatives become an irresistible diversion.
Danger shadows them. Soon the repercussions of her father’s past ensnare Victoria in a web of deception that threatens to consume her. Only her love for Nicholas will give her strength to discover the truth. But will it be too late?
Christmas Q&A with the Author, Lori Bates Wright
What was your favorite Christmas tradition as a child?
The kid’s Christmas Program at our church. Each grade got to perform then we got sacks of fruit, nuts, and candy to take home. I looked forward to it every year!
If you had one, what would you like to get in your stocking this year?
An Apple Pen. Have you seen them? So cool.
How do you keep Christ in Christmas?
I bake a Happy Birthday Jesus Cake and we have the 4 little grands sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and tell (specifically) what we would give to Him for His birthday this year (“be nicer to my brother”) : ) All before we open presents ~ just as a reminder of Who we are celebrating.
Describe the taste of candy canes.