Shy, nearsighted caregiver, Gaia Telfair always wondered why her father treated her a little differently from her siblings, but she never guessed she couldn't claim his love because of a family secret, her illicit birth. With everything she knows to be true evaporating before her spectacles, can the mulatto passing for white survive being exposed and shunned by a powerful duke who has taken an interest in her?
Ex-warrior, William St. Landon, the Duke of Cheshire, will do anything to protect his mute daughter from his late wife's scandals. With a blackmailer at large, hiding in a small village near the cliffs of Devonshire seems the best option, particularly since he can gain help from the talented Miss Telfair, who has the ability to help children speak. If only he could do a better job at shielding his heart from the young lady, whose honest hazel eyes see through his jests as her tender lips challenge his desire to remain a single man.
©2015 Vanessa Riley (P)2015 Vanessa Riley
I'm not a big romance reader but this was very entertaining. It was funny, exciting and beautiful in its story a girls dilemma over what she really wanted in love. The author kept things exciting and the listener laughing, crying and yelling no! The reader was wonderful. Her voice adds to the characters as the run through their story. Good book
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