The Mysterious Lord Millcroft
Life as a duchess…
Or something much more dangerous…?
Part of The King’s Elite. Constantly told her beauty and charm is all she has to offer, Lady Clarissa is intent on marrying a duke. And intriguing spy Sebastian Leatham will help her! Only first she’ll assist him with his new assignment—playing the part of confident aristocrat Lord Millcroft. Sebastian awakens a burning desire within Clarissa which leaves her questioning whether becoming a duchess is what she truly longs for…
Virginia Heath on her latest book: Never Can Say Goodbye
The trouble with my characters is I fall in love with them, and then I lie awake at night wondering what happens to them once a book is finished. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to the side characters. I first met the hero of The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, Seb Leatham, in the final book of my Wild Warriners quartet. He was brave, loyal, a fearless spy and painfully shy around women. From the first time he appeared on the page, I adored him and knew I had to write his story.
But who to match him up to? He was painfully shy and socially awkward…
As I pondered this, another former side character kept badgering me to be his heroine. Initially, I ignored her. Lady Clarissa Beaumont was the spoiled sister of my troubled heroine in the third Wild Warriner book. Lauded as an incomparable by society. A young woman who adores attention and social occasions. A bit vain. Initially superficial- but she began to grow by the end of that book and I suspected there was a very good reason why she acted the way she did. Because it was an act. Of that I was certain.
Seb and Clarissa seemed like an incongruous paring, but I listened to her and began writing the book, quietly confident I would have to change the heroine within the first few pages. Yet, from the outset, when he stumbles across her smeared with jam, they were perfect for each other. Opposites who have far more in common than they could ever imagine.
Thanks to a staff-shortage at the King’s Elite, Seb is sent on a mission which he feels ill-prepared for. Instead of blending into the shadows which he excels at, he is force to pose as a titled peer and thrust into the crowded society ballrooms of London where he collides with the beautiful Lady Clarissa again. She’s determined to snare a duke as her husband, thinking that will make her happy. So teaming up with shy Seb to help him navigate and survive the unchartered waters of society prove the perfect way to make her reluctant duke jealous. Except, aside from chasing criminals, Seb and Clarissa go on a journey of discovery in The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, one that ultimately changes them both forever.
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Author Bio – Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history,she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.
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