An Independent Womanby Candace Camp
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2006
Hi everybody! This is Carrie (DumSpiroSpero) posting. I've been inspired to give away some of my books as well, so I asked for the chance to use this blog as my venue since my blog has a small readership while this one's becoming established. I'm attempting to keep the same format that you're all used to but I don't really know what I'm doing, so bear with me! :)
It's been a while since I read this book, but I enjoyed it very much at the time.
A reader review from Amazon.com:
A Candace Camp historical romance is always a delight. An Independent Woman is one of her best. Julianna Holcott & Nicholas Barre are childhood friends who faced orphanhood together. Fifteen years later, Nicholas is now Lord Barre. He returns to England to claim his inheritance and find Julianna, who is now a paid companion. Nicholas proposes marriage to his dear friend, thinking he can maintain a marriage of convenience. Candace Camp captivates us throughout the pages as the desire builds between Julianna and Nicholas. They return to his estate to be married, an estate and inheritance his cousin Crandall and Aunt Lilith have been maintaining for him throughout the years of his absence. The story takes a turn with a murder on Julianna & Nicholas's wedding night, with a Clue-like cast of characters as the possible culprit. A touching Cinderella story with a bit of mystery and suspense. An enjoyable read!