From book one: A secret, an unseen witness, and a misunderstanding threaten to keep apart two people who have loved each other their entire lives. When these barriers to love are finally lifted, can she overcome her own insecurities and finally see the truth?
Racked with guilt and blaming himself for his brother’s death, Phillip Heartford left his ancestral home five years ago. Having lost the love of her life, the beautiful Allison Morgan is resentful and angry. She has rejected countless suitors, and now, in the middle of her third season, she may be out of options.
Allison’s younger sister, Julia, is an ugly duckling. At least that is how she sees it. Although a happy marriage seems out of her reach, she hopes to one day live a quiet life as a spinster. If she cannot have her own fairy-tale ending, she is determined to do anything to help her sister and her dear friend Phillip find their happiness.
Little does Julia know that Phillip has always loved her. Unfortunately, he believes that it was this love that caused his brother’s death and destroyed Julia’s chance for happiness. He must now take a bride. Having convinced himself that his brother would want him to protect Julia, Phillip intends to become her brother by marrying Allison.
Returning home to fulfill his duty, will Phillip be able to follow his conscience, or will his heart interfere?
The books in this series can be listened to as stand-alone romances, although they are part of a sweet Regency series. It is a childhood friends and second-chance romance.