Something Wonderful Book 4
You never forget your first... jilted fiancé, that is.
An abandoned bridegroom
Bell tuner Jory Tremayne has never been more certain of anything than his love for Miss Anna Pepper, despite her fancy dresses and insensible footwear. But when he offered his heart five years ago, she ran off with it and left him alone beneath a midnight moon.
Now, he’s resolved to stop mourning her loss and find a lass who will take him and his fish-scented dog. That is, until Anna returns. Apparently, she wasn’t finished destroying him.
A reluctant bride
Miss Anna Pepper has left a trail of jilted suitors behind her, but she’s never been able to forget Jory Tremayne. With blue eyes as clear as the stream he fishes, he brought joy and contentment to one Cornish summer five years ago. But a bruised heart left her unable to trust his tender endearments, and she fled, abandoning him beside their favorite fishing spot without a by-your-leave.
What began with one jilted fiancé has turned into a distressing habit. Now, facing certain ruin and shadowed by remorse over her poor treatment of Jory, Anna returns to Cornwall to learn his fate. Perhaps if he’s well settled, she can shed this uncomfortable guilt and find her own happiness.
The problem? In her hasty flight, she’s left behind a few things. Like clothing. A maid. Money.
And avenging relatives…
Unbeknownst to Anna and Jory, his hordes of relations have learned of her past betrayal, and they enact their own agenda. Without funds, Anna finds herself working as a common barmaid to avoid arrest, while Jory becomes her reluctant champion.
With each turn of the screw beneath his cousins’ well-intentioned hands, Anna and Jory are forced to face their past. Will they overcome doubts and betrayal to trust love again?