April 5, 2011
April 5, 2011
To keep her fortune, heiress Lady Jocelyn Kendall impulsively weds a penniless officer dying of wounds received at Waterloo, but when the man recovers, she suddenly finds herself with a healthy, vibrant husband who wants to renegotiate the terms of their of their agreement. Reissue.
A reworking of Mary Jo Putney's 1989 regency romance THE WOULD-BE WIDOW, THE BARGAIN tells the whimsical tale of beautiful, resourceful Lady Jocelyn Kendal. The year is 1815, and Jocelyn, her aunt warns her, must find a husband within a few weeks or lose most of her beloved inheritance. When the desperate damsel visits a friend in the hospital, she has the good fortune of meeting Major David Lancaster, a soldier on his deathbed after fighting the brutal battle at Waterloo. Sure that the major will die in a matter of days, Jocelyn wagers a bargain with him: marry her immediately and she'll provide a monthly stipend for his penniless sister. A flawless plan, it seems. But when Lancaster makes a miraculous recovery soon after tying the knot, Jocelyn finds herself in quite a bind. Can the lady wiggle her way out of this marriage of convenience? Or will an unexpected love hold her captive?
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Romance
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Mary Jo Putney
- Online Item #: 13343339
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0914
- ISBN: 9781420117264
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported