A story of fate, passion, secrets, and the enduring power of love—the second book in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas’s timeless Victorian romance series, featuring the eccentric and lovable Hathaways, revised and updated for audio
Starstruck lovers cursed by fate . . .
No one can envision a match between the brooding, powerful Kev Merripen and luminous beauty Winnifred Hathaway. They seem as different as fire and ice . . . but underneath the surface, their shared passion will burn until the end of time.
A woman who defies all the odds
A long-ago battle with scarlet fever has left Win in fragile health, but her force of will is as strong as ever. Determined to get well again, she spends a year at a clinic in France, and returns fully recovered and glowing with health. Now nothing can keep her apart from Kev . . . except Kev himself.
A man with a secret destiny
The mystery of Kev’s origins has haunted him for most of his life. Knowing it’s best for Win if he stays away, he steels himself to endure the torture of watching her be courted by another man. After a twist of fate sheds light on Kev’s true identity, he seizes the chance to claim the woman he loves, now and forever. And when it becomes clear the Hathaways have unknowingly been harboring an enemy, Kev and Win move heaven and earth protect the family they love.
Lisa Kleypas, an American author, was born in 1964, and chose the genre of Historical Romantic Novels to begin her writing career. Even when her and her mother's Texas homes were taken by a devastating flood, they both went to buy the necessities, and for both of them that included a romance novel. After her graduation from Wellesley College in Political Science, Lisa published her first book at age 21. She has been very successful writing for Avon Books with her representative being the prestigious William Morris Agency.
Lisa has been writing full time since selling that first book at 21 years of age. She has sold millions of copies around the world, and has won many writing achievement awards over the years. One non-writing achievement came when she was Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America Pageant in 1985. At only 5'2", it was a challenge to wear a banner on which was printed one of the longest state names. She did win a "talented non-finalist" award for singing an original song.
Lisa decided in 2006 to temporarily change her writing genre to contemporary romance, but she did say she plans to return to historical romance in the future. Her list of published books keeps growing, with her 2012 book, "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor" being made into the Hallmark movie, "Christmas With Holly". In 2015, she was given the honor of emceeing the Romance Writers of America Award Show. Lisa lives in Washington with her husband, Gregory, and their two children.
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