The longing of Grace Carstares and Lord Henry Buryhill for loving, faith-minded spouses results in a romantic courtship. Serious misunderstandings shatter their marriage until Grace s loss of memory offers an opportunity for renewal if husband and wife can forgive each other.Pruner s third vel is a superbly researched historical romance set in eighteenth century England, and a profound study of true love. Jane Austen fans who have wondered what Kitty Bennett s life might have been like if she had had a grain of good sense and had fallen into the hands of an hourable man will love this story.
Leonora Pruner was born in Dubuque, Iowa, but has lived most of her life in California. Writing has been an important activity since junior high. She graduated from Westmont College in 1953 and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1981. Fascination with an eighteenth-century English character led to five years of extensive research, which resulted in the 1981 and 1987 publication of two period novels. That time period remains of great interest to the author, and she continues to use eighteenth-century England as a setting for her work. Leonora married in 1953, and her family has expanded from two children to thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She lived in the Republic of Maldives from 1987 to 1997, where she collected folklore and taught economics and computer science. While there she wrote the first drafts of Close To His Heart.