Leah Garriott (Author)


Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart.

Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake Mr. Northam.

There's only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won't leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaret's chances for making a good match--to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage--to Lord Williams.

Under no condition will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the type of man she'd hoped to marry before she'd learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Leah Garriott is active in book clubs and writing conferences, and has always been a voracious reader. She loves creating engaging plots with memorable and educated heroines. Leah and her husband have a full house with three children, two goldfish, and a bunch of chickens.


"Promising Regency-set debut. Vivid period details and the hero's grand romantic efforts will please fans of historical romance."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Debut ­author Garriott's smooth prose and character-driven story will enthrall readers looking for sweet ­historicals with Austen-esque plots."
-- "Library Journal"
"Garriott's impressive debut distinguishes itself with its expertly evoked Regency setting, a cast of realistically flawed yet eminently relatable characters, and a sweetly satisfying love story. Teen fans of Austen-era love stories will fall hard for this impeccably crafted romance."-- "Booklist"
"A deftly crafted Regency era romance novel by an author who has a complete mastery of the genre...Leah Garriott is extraordinary and unreservedly recommended." -- "Midwest Book Review"