The Desperate Viscount
A convenient proposal
Sinjin St. John is confident that he will one day become a duke, and all the pieces of his comfortable life are in place: he will marry a beautiful society miss and continue his pleasure-seeking lifestyle of gambling and women. But when his great-uncle, the old duke, unexpectedly gets married and has a son, Sinjinís plans are destroyed. Sinjin must marry and marry money; otherwise it is debtorís prison for him. And who would make a more biddable wife than the shy, gentle tradesmanís daughter Mary Pepperidge? What Sinjin doesnít expect is to lose his cynical heart to a woman who is scorned by his world, but whose quiet grace touches his soul in ways he never thought possible.
Signet (Regency), December 1993