Lord Appleton may be a bit of a rake but he’s
never been one to lose his head at the gaming tables. Yet he loses
everything on a night of which he has no memory. How will he dower
his sisters? Where will they live when the vile man who bought his
debts forces them from their house in Bath? Lord Appleton will do
anything to reclaim their house and avoid hurting his family—even if
it means having to marry a peculiar heiress.
When Miss Dorothea Pankhurst arrives in Bath
with her ailing father—and the four cats she’s never without—she is
ignorant of the ways of Society, having never left her father’s
significant estate in remote Lincolnshire. Then the kindly Lord
Appleton and his gracious sister take her under their wing. She is
immediately smitten with the handsome viscount and thrilled beyond
measure when he asks for her hand in marriage.
After the murder of a young dealer at the
gambling house where Appleton played, Dot and Appleton grow closer
as they work together to find the killer. But they’re not fully
aware of the sinister forces trying to pull them apart . . .