A Hidden Beauty Lucinda Cardington doesn't care that she is close to being "on the shelf." She has more serious pursuits in mind and is perfectly content to leave dreams of romance to silly young ladies like her sister. Yet when her sister places herself in a compromising situation with London's most scandalous bachelor, the entire family's reputation comes perilously close to ruin. Suddenly Lucinda is in the limelight . . . and in need of a husband. James Simpson's rakish ways have finally caught up with him. Snared in a scandal that for once is not his doing, he is forced to do the honorable thing and offer marriage to the lady. But her father won't agree to a dowry unless James can also find a suitable husband for the lady's elder sister-quiet, reserved Lucinda Cardington. As James gets to know the vibrant, charming, and passionate woman behind Lucinda's shy exterior, he comes to the distressing realization that he doesn't want her in anyone's arms but his own . . . "Delamere weaves rich historical detail into a lovely, poignant romance of faith, trust, and second chances." -Katharine Ashe, author of When a Scot Loves a Lady, on An Heiress at Heart
The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S.
An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina
--where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.
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"The second installment of the Love's Grace series is a touching, tender romance between a wary heiress and a man of newfound wealth who form an unconventional alliance. Delamere reaches out to readers yearning for a lovely story that is sensitive yet passionate. The power of love, second chances and even the joy of the holiday season combine to create the perfect atmosphere for this charmer." (on A LADY MOST LOVELY)RT Book Reviews
"Fans of inspirational romance will appreciate subtle references to Tom's Christian faith and the lack of explicit sex scenes, and the undercurrent of attraction between Margaret and Tom is a powerful force that keeps the story moving." (on A LADY MOST LOVELY)Publishers Weekly
"...a wonderfully sweet, faith-inspired romance that I truly enjoyed."romantichistoricallovers.wordpress.com
"Engrossing and heartbreaking. An Heiress at Heart is poignant, profound and lovely."
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