Miss Lauren Maitland was American born and bred, but felt quite at home in London society when she came to England to claim a vast inheritance. Only as a guest in Glenvane Castle in the Highlands did she learn how little she knew about sophisticated life and love. Darkly handsome Rory Ardmore, Earl of Glenvane, made her senses swim though he was openly involved with the gorgeous Lady Isabel Maxby. Meanwhile, Rory's wickedly attractive brother Jamie unleashed all his worldly wiles to make Lauren his. Lauren was caught between a lord who had no room in his arms for her; and a rake who lusted for both her person and possessions, while around her other guests were pursuing shocking romantic intrigues. Lauren was losing her innocence rapidly - but could she find a way to win her heart's desire?
Jeannie Machin, after a grammar school education in Nottingham, lived and worked in Holland but now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband. Her daughter and grandchildren live close by. Jeannie is from a Welsh mining family that produced several journalists but only one fiction writer, and her books have been translated into a number of languages.