Nineteen year-old Lady Allisandra is a ward of King Charles II. When he orders her from court to stay with her old friend Elizabeth Hastings, the Duchess of Langley, Allisandra finds herself trapped inside a coach-and-four with the notorious rake Lord Dorchester. Has the duchess betrayed her? Perhaps, but things are not as they appear, and whether it is Her Grace, the infamous earl of Dorchester or the king himself bent on evil,only time will tell. In the meantime, how does a strong-minded young woman handle first a highwayman, then a debauched earl? Find out in this tale of late 1600s England, when conspiracy and betrayal can lead to unexpected love!
[Note: This is a 15,000+ word short story.]
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance to Warm the Soul. Ms. Burkard’s novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square and, The Country House Courtship. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from history. Publisher’s Weekly affirms, “Ms. Burkard’s command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details, but also in dialogue.” Linore was raised in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York. She now lives in Ohio with her husband, five children, two cats and one Shorkie.
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