The Essence of You

CHAPTER ONE London, 1680 Hugh Bradstone, Viscount Heyworth, tried hard to stifle the yawn that threatened to give way, but it fast became a Herculean task. His best mate, Trent, discussed cards — again! By God, Hugh wondered, taking a sip of cognac, did he actually used to find this interesting? Trent’s voice droned on, […]


Portrait of My Love

Labille-Guiard, Self-portrait with two pupils

CHAPTER ONE “With all due respect, my lord, I believe you are mad.” A smile graced the delicate features of Lady Isabella Reed’s face as she spoke to Lord Dorset, but it did not disguise the underlying seriousness of her words. What he had just told her was unbelievable rubbish. She folded her hands in […]

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