As enigmatic as she is beautiful, Diana Lindsay is the most desirable and sought after woman in London, her smile worth a prince's ransom. Yet Diana wants only one man—a haunted lord with mysterious secrets as deep as hers.
Gervase Brandelin, Viscount St. Aubyn, dedicated himself to the service of his country as a way to redeem the sins of his youth. As a spymaster, he seeks out Britain's hidden enemies and nothing can sway him from his duty, until he meets a woman who touches his heart even more than she dazzles his senses. In Diana he finds warmth and hope, yet he is bitterly aware that she can never be his.
Then the two halves of Gervase's life come together in a cataclysm that threatens to separate him from Diana forever. Perhaps love might bring them together, but first they must survive the assault of a deadly enemy.
Dearly Beloved was nominated for RWA's Book of the Year award and won the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical Romance from the New Jersey Romance Writers.
"Dearly Beloved sets a new standard of excellence for historical romance. One of the best books of this or any other year,"
—Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times
"Brimming with betrayal, passion, intrigue and love, Dearly Beloved is a novel that no romance reader should miss....one of my all time favorites...It's a novel that will touch your heart, and a perfect example of what a romance novel should be."
"Marvelous characters and excellent plotting...charming and wonderfully romantic."
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