[Highest ranking: #1 in Historical Fiction] In a land not so far away, there lives a place that lives in the past... THE WOMAN WHO CHOSE TO STAY... Mary Angel Featherton has never been a part of society. She has no title attached to her name and she most definitely has none but one friend. But she is filthy rich. After her father's sudden death he left her his entire fortune, raising questions and doubt among the entire population of the Town. And with her only friend, Cressida, leaving the Town to go after her dreams, Mary is left behind with no one to turn to. In a society where status and wealth are given more import than character and capabilities, Mary finds herself desperate and even more alone as things get a tad difficult to deal with. Someone is after her wealth and the only solution is to find herself a husband, one who can give her his name as security. And she has to do it FAST. THE RAKE WHO LIVES THERE... Lord Adrien Haverston is a rake caught in his own trap after a seduction goes wrong. He finds himself an unwilling husband to Mary Featherton and with her comes her secrets, ones he will find he can never forgive. A MYSTERY... Love, trust and marriage will be tested as Mary holds on to her secrets and Adrien fights his consuming desires.