A sparkling historical romance set in the vineyards of France! Perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen.
Can a marriage forged for money become a true joining of hearts?
Manhattan and France, 1895
When spirited Regina Pierce discovers her father has arranged for her to be married to French wine baron Julian Herriot, she’s outraged. Accustomed to a life of freedom, she isn’t ready for marriage, and is aghast to learn that she’s been sold to Julian — for two million dollars!
Gradually her new husband begins to win her over, and soon she knows she’s falling for him. But she struggles to get used to life at her new home in the Loire Valley — and with the beautiful, conniving Simone de Lamartine in the picture, it seems she doesn’t stand a chance of making Julian’s heart truly hers.
Regina resolves that if she can’t win his love, at least she’ll be a supportive wife … and when she uncovers a huge deception and rescues the Herriot family’s fortunes, Julian begins to see her through new eyes.
For the first time Regina dares to dream of a happy future with Julian. But just as the sun is finally shining on their union, she learns of a terrible secret that threatens to tear her new-found happiness to shreds…
Will Regina ever feel truly at home in France … and will Julian ever return her love?
Or is their fragile marriage doomed as soon as it’s begun?
Set in the wine-growing industry of the picturesque Loire Valley, AMERICAN BARONESS is a captivating tale of love and deception in 1800s France.