There was something special about the Regency Period in England
A man's warm skin is so much better than cold marble.
Orphaned in Florence, Lucy Raymond takes the only employment she can find, that of a castrato assistant to an art and antiquities dealer. But as she grows into womanhood, her masquerade chafes, for it allows none of the romance she craves.
In her loneliness she often visits the Piazza della Signoria, where she gazes at the magnificent sculptures and dreams impossible dreams. Until one day, when she is overcome by loneliness and the oppressive heat, she faints at the feet of an enormous sculpture, only to wake in the arms of its living embodiment.
Allowing herself to be seduced is the last thing Lucy should do. But Vido is warm and vital and the living image of David, so how can she resist?
Her only inheritance is a Roman ruin. His only passion is antiquities...
The study of antiquities is no fit activity for a lady, according to Amaryllis Raven's guardians, the aunt and uncle who took her in after her father's death. Yet her Aunt Sessiletyn makes no effort to introduce her to the ton. Heir to a marquessate, Chaunce Boothsby would rather dig for buried Roman ruins than play a man-about-town. They might never have met, but for a duck-chasing dog.
Before long she begins to dream impossible dreams.
But Aunt Sessiletyn sees Chaunce as a perfect match for her beautiful daughter, and attempts to convince Amaryllis that his only interest in her is her father's only legacy, the secret location of his antiquities site. Only a bold move will allow love to triumph, and Chaunce must make it soon.
A marriage of convenience?
How dreadfully inconvenient...
"...a pure delight. True, there are serious moments, especially concerning what the major suffers through, and Lisanor's natural worries over her responsibilities, but the interaction between them is fun. Other characters add much interest: Carleton, the butler; Nettles, the major's loyal sergeant turned gentleman's man; the Dowager Lady Guillemont, and Lisanor's sweet younger sister, to name a few. Some conflict is added by an uncle and cousin...what I liked best about A PITIFUL REMNANT—besides the hero and heroine. There is never a slow spot or any place where one would be tempted to skip ahead. Every word has value."—Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today
No one ever asked Miss Chastity Wayman what sort of life she wanted, but a true artist sees beyond a woman's skin, into her heart..."...a thought provoking piece in which one girl/woman's life is altered."~~Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today
"...a powerful yet subtle coming of age story. 5 Angels!"~~Kimber, Fallen Angel Reviews
Regency England is a man's world...until one woman writes her own rules...
completely captivating and extremely entertaining!"~~eCataRomance Reviews
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Sometimes one finds more in a garden than flowers.
Love can flourish there, too...