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Breathtakingly romantic, startlingly original, Connie Brockway's vels have captured the hearts of readers and the raves of critics everywhere.Now she brings you a unique and unforgettable love story that begins with a series of letters between a world-weary adventurer and the woman whose love brings him home. Dear Mr.Thorne, I give you fair warning.I intend to do whatever I must to abide by your late uncle's will and win Mill House.Though I kw he never expected me to succeed, and for whatever reasons is using me to shame you, I accept his challenge.For the next five years, I will profitably manage this estate.I will deliver to you an allowance and I will prove that women are just as capable as men.And at the end, I shall accept Mill House as my reward. Sincerely, Lillian Bede My Dear Miss Bede, Forgive me if I fail to shudder.Pray, do whatever you bloody well want, can, or must.I shall look forward to making your acquaintance in my lawyer's office five years hence, when I take possession of Mill House. Avery Thorne
Connie Brockway lives in Edina, Minnesota, with her husband and their daughter.She has written three other historical romances for Dell, A Dangerous Man, As You Desire, which is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's 1998 RITA Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and All Through the Night, as well as a short story for Dell's Outlaw Love anthology.