I read about this book in one of my emails that Fresh Fiction sends out weekly about new authors and such, and I knew I just had to put it on my TBR pile to be read later. I have always had a fascination for history and the goings on of the elite and their staff belowstairs; I don’t know what it was…was it the danger of being found out? Was it the illicitness of it all? Or was it just the fact that the staff were mixing it up with the rich and falling in love? Whatever it was I have come to love this theme…and miss it since Downtown Abby left the airwaves. And so I was super excited to see this book show up in my inbox and I immediately headed over to GoodReads to mark it as want to read. I have never heard of Marie Tremayne before but I’m excited to try a new author, I hop you will check her out too; just click on her name above to be taken to her super cool website.
Title: Lady in Waiting
Author: Marie Tremayne
Series: Reluctant Brides #1
Publication: Avon Impulse
Pub. Date: March 13, 2018
She wants to escape her present . . .
When Clara Mayfield helps her sister elope, she’s prepared for the scandal to seal her fate as a spinster. What she doesn’t expect is to find herself engaged to the vile Baron Rutherford as a means of salvaging her family’s reputation. Determined not to be chained to a man she loathes, Clara slips out of Essex and sheds her identity: she becomes Helen, maid at the Earl of Ashworth’s country estate. After all, below stairs is the last place anyone would think to look for an heiress . . .
He wants to forget his past . . .
William, Lord Ashworth, is attempting to rebuild his life after the devastating accident that claimed the lives of his entire family, save his beloved sister and niece. Haunted by memories of what was and determined to live up to the title he never expected to inherit, William doesn’t have time for love. What he needs is a noble and accomplished wife, one who can further the Ashworth line and keep the family name untarnished . . .
Together, can they find the perfect future?
From their first encounter, the attraction between them is undeniable. But Clara knows William is falling for Helen, a woman who doesn’t even exist. The question is, if she reveals the truth about her identity, can she trust the broken William to forgive her lie and stand by her side when scandal—and the baron—inevitably follow her to his door?