Wow, I loved this book. Maxwell is a talented author who has quickly become a must read of mine. This book moved quickly and steadily. It’s full of colorful and interestingly quirky characters that charm their way into your heart. I loved it and highly recommend it.
When Eden is sold into the life of a concubine, she is forced to choose freedom or safety. In an effort to be truly free and gain a chance at true love, Eden abandons ship during a storm and finds herself washed ashore in Cornwall. When she awakes to find herself in Penhollow Hall, her wildest dreams appear to be coming true. But, will they or will her past catch up with her and ruin it all?
Pierce Kirrier is the Earl of Penhollow and loved tremendously by the citizens of Cornwall. They have just happened to come upon a woman he can make his bride. Unaware of the mysterious matchmaking, Pierce is shocked to discover Eden on the shoreline. When he rescues her one thing becomes perfectly clear to Pierce. The beautiful woman, whoever she is, must be made his own, even if it ruins him.
Everyone knew the earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . .
When Pierce Kirrier rescues a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he has no idea who she is or where she came from. But at first sight of this enchanting maiden, he knows he must claim her for his own. Taking her back to Penhollow Hall, he pampers her like a princess, determined to win her trust and her heart.
For Eden, awakening in an elegant bedchamber in a remote corner of Cornwall is like a perfect dream. In Pierce’s arms she has discovered true love, true joy, and a passion she never imagined could exist. Yet she knows in her heart that, once her secret past catches up with her, her dreams could be shattered . . . forever.
Re-Issue - Original 1998