Dark Mode Off / On

James Grafton, Viscount Gowthorpe, needs a wife. Recently returned to London, he reluctantly seeks out Lady Match, affectionately dubbed so by the ton for her excellent matchmaking skills, only to discover that she’s the last person he wants to find him a wife; the woman he abandoned years ago in her moment of need.

Penelope Ward, Lady Mapleton, has a gift for matching the right gentleman and the right lady. A widow after losing the husband she was forced to marry following a scandal a decade ago, she’s made a new life for herself. She’s content and things are finally going well when she comes face to face with James, bringing back all the hurt and resentment following the scandal in their shared past.

Putting her personal feelings aside, she throws herself into finding him a wife. A task that is made all the more difficult when he realises the only bride he wants is her.

The Howertys companion novella (takes place between books 2 and 3)
Status: First draft Complete