THE FULL STORY IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT ALL MAJOR EBOOK RETAILERS!! --- Emilia Alcott is the twenty – three year old widow of the elderly Vincent Alcott, Earl of Ethridge. Her parents forced the match and she was miserable in his abusive arms for six years. Now the Dowager Countess of Ethridge, Emilia must sit back in mourning of the husband who hated her for her inability to bear him a child. The heir is found to have been a distant cousin of the Earl, and much younger at that. Sebastian Alcott, a small town solicitor from York, had no idea he had any relation to the Earl of Ethridge, and is astonished to know that his house and lands, and not to mention his widow are now his responsibility. He does not expect to find that the widow he finds at his cousin’s house is young enough to be his ward, let alone his much older cousin’s wife who is possibly the most beautiful, and the most melancholy person he’s ever met.