The Runaway Heiress
Dina must marry before her twenty-fifth birthday or lose her inheritance. Her carefully planned elopement goes awry, so she travels to Gretna Green alone, only to rescue a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter. In gratitude, the young lady’s handsome, eligible brother asks her to name her reward and is stunned when Dina demands marriage. Will a Christmas spent at his parents’ estate turn this marriage of inconvenience into a love match?
A Marriage of Inconvenience?
Dina’s only chance to keep her inheritance from going to pay her brother’s gaming debts is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry, in desperation, she travels to Gretna Green alone. There she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter, which earns the gratitude of the young lady’s handsome—and eligible—brother, who has come in hot pursuit. When he asks her to name her reward, she has her answer ready.
Grant Turpin, better known to his friends as Thor, is grateful to the girl who saved his sister’s honor, but is stunned when she demands marriage in repayment of his debt to her. She insists she will not infringe on his freedom in the least, but the more time he spends with her, the less attractive that freedom appears. Instead, he becomes increasingly determined to win her heart along with her hand. Surely spending Christmas with her at his parents’ estate will help him to do just that?
Like Tessa’s Touch, this book is loosely linked to my “Saint of Seven Dials” series and is, in fact, my second book about members of the “Seven Saints Hunt Club,” introduced in Tessa’s Touch.
What readers are saying:
“A delightful story” ~Lesley, Goodreads reader
“Want more… Great read…full of suspense…just loved the petite spunky lady who let no man get in her way…” ~Amazon reader
“ANOTHER EXCELLENT LOVE STORY The story line is totally unique. Funny, romantic, a page turner. Don’t start this story unless you have lots of time because you won’t want to put it down. I sit up all night long just so I could finish it.” ~Amazon reader
“Love historical romances and series books!! If you are a fan of historical romances, or just reading for the first time, then Brenda Hiatt is a wonderful story teller for the time period. I have enjoyed the full series starting with the Saint of Seven Dials, and I’m looking forward to the next Seven Saints Hunt Club book. I am also looking forward to reading more by Ms. Hiatt!” ~Amazon reader
“STRONG AND INTELLIGENT HEROINE Really appealing story with a heroine whose unusual accomplishments make for a most enjoyable read. Hope the author will write a sequel giving Violet’s story as she also is a character with romantic idealism and optimism who would be nice to read of further.” ~Amazon reader
“Great premise & plot Thor and Dina were both very likable. Their whole relationship is one of discovery about themselves and each other. Hiatt has done it again. I wish her books would be turned into movies, although we would miss the thoughts from each character.” ~Amazon reader
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book about a “Runaway Heiress” The love between Thor and Dina developed gradually, but was very romantic! My favorite character was Dina because she made the world better for everyone and found a GREAT love along the way!” ~Amazon reader