Deb's Story [A working Title]
Country loving widow, Deborah Stavely is not interested in the ‘Ton’ or balls and Almacks, and she doesn’t want to leave her late husbands Estate venerable to the threats of her next door neighbours, the Graingers, but she agrees to her brother, Lord Worth’s, entreaty for her to chaperone her sister Clara on her Come Out this coming season.
Twenty-four hours later her life is turned upside down when her tenant’s lives and livelihoods are threatened when she receives an ultimatum.
Marry Ned Grainger, or lose everything.
Julian Farnsworth heard the words leave his mouth in utter disbelief. Had he truly offered to marry his best friend, Lord Worth’s, sister to save her life and those of her estate workers?
Injured out of Wellington’s army, Julian loves his freedom. What on earth would he do with an unwanted wife?
Not fall in love with her, surely?
Deborah adored her late husband, Harold, and revelled in working beside him during their short marriage, helping with every factor of his Estate duties. Her only sadness during their marriage was the non-appearance of any children.
So why would she give her heart to another man? Especially one she hardly knew. And how would she cope with the restrictions of being a ‘token wife’ and not a friend and partner of her new spouse?
Would their sacrifice be in vain, or would they find love where the least expected to find it?
Undergoing a re-write
Project One - A romantic suspence.
When Sharon realises the man of her dreams is nothing more than a fantasy, she finds herself fighting to prove her innocence at the same time as she fights her heart against the new man on her block.
Project Five I'm Sorry --
A complete short story, available in The Heart of Romance 'Free Reads' under the 'November' slot. I do hope you enjoy it.
Project Seven Hogmanay --
A complete Short Story -- Victoria did not expect to spend her Hogmany with her brother's boss.
This story is now out house-hunting
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Projects Two & Six Temporarily abandoned.
Project Four A longer, and different story themed round Hogmanay, temporarily on hold.