Stephen Pembroke, the Marquess of Barronsfield, believes that where his love of beauty goes, death follows. Cursed to loveless existence, and with his legacy at stake, Stephen makes a desperate proposal of marriage to Rosalind Schofield, his steward’s new ward - and the plainest girl he has ever met. Rosalind has spent a lifetime being overlooked for prettier faces, when she is singled out for her lack of beauty by the Marquess, she begins to doubt if she is deserving of the love she inwardly craves.
When unusual things start happening around her, Rosalind can’t help but wonder if Lord Barronsfield or his curse are who and what they appear to be. When she openly challenges Stephen about the curse, he begins to doubt everything – and comes to realize that this apparently plain, ordinary woman is not as unremarkable as he believed. Strange things are happening in Barronsfield. As they move closer to the truth, Rosalind unwittingly finds herself in the sights of the real beast in Barronsfield, and Stephen must decide if his growing love for Rosalind will be his salvation or her doom.
I am a firm believer that magic is everywhere if you care to look, and that a ripped bodice never goes out of fashion. The swish of heavy skirts, guys in linen shirts, and moody weather is my happy place. Throw in a pinch of fairy tale inspiration, and you’ve got the mix for my fairy tale inspired historical romances. I spend my time dreaming, writing, and indulging in a (not so) teeny lego video game obsession in Nova Scotia, Canada where moody weather and bagpipes are plentiful, but alas, guys in puffy shirts are too few. I'm working hard on book 3 of my Enchanted Tales series, which is due in October 2017.