Présentation de l'éditeur
“You must marry her,” the stern voice said. “I need to gain control of her inheritance before she reaches her next birthday. It need not be a long marriage, but marry her you must.”
Alone in the world, Elizabeth Bennet had to rely upon herself. She knew escape was the only way to ensure her safety. With the help of Longbourn’s faithful servants, Elizabeth disappeared from her home and the odious heir. She was determined to find a way to support herself and remain hidden until after her birthday.
Fortune smiled on Elizabeth when a series of events offered her the position of companion to Georgiana Darcy. In spite of her position, Elizabeth found herself attracted to her new employer. Could he ever see her as more than his sister’s companion? Sometimes Elizabeth thought Mr. Darcy might care for her, too, but would his attraction—if that is what is was—survive when he learned the truth about her?
Hidden away at Pemberley, would Elizabeth be able to remain safely concealed until coming of age? What surprises did the future hold for her?
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Biographie de l'auteur
Linda Thompson was born in Washington, D. C. and grew up in the Maryland suburbs. Growing up near the Nation’s Capital and in the heart of the original thirteen colonies, she has a passion for all things historical. Her first love, at the age of five, was ballet. For the next thirteen plus years, she ate, slept, and breathed dance classes. Being raised on the East Coast, Linda loves the ocean! To her, there is no more soothing sound in the world than the kiss of the surf as it reaches the sand. Linda became an avid reader riding the bus to junior high—15 miles each way. Her love of all things Regency began during that time when she read her first Regency novel, The Scapegrace, by Sylvia Thorpe. At fourteen Linda was introduced to Gone with the Wind and Pride and Prejudice, which quickly became her favorite books. Linda reads historical novels, mysteries, and biographies almost exclusively. It takes an extremely talented author or a really good modern JAFF plot to bring Linda’s reading out of the past. When not engrossed in a good book, Linda loves to bake, cook, and scrapbook, though writing JAFF stories is rapidly moving to the top of the list. Her guilty pleasure is buying bunches of tulips for her table when they are in season. Linda currently makes her home in Denton, Texas. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Jim, for 27 years, and has had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for her three children, Andrew (19), Megan (17), and Katie (15). It was thoughts of returning to work or finding another source of income to help pay for her children’s college educations that encouraged Linda to begin writing. “Writing is a dream come true!”