Captain Leo Sterne has survived the Battle of Waterloo – barely. Wounded and recovering in Brussels, he learns of a surprise inheritance that leaves him in more danger than Napoleon ever threatened him with.
Leo is the new Earl of Ravenshaw, but it’s no cause for celebration. A level-headed, capable soldier like himself has no time for stories of witches and curses but even he has to admit that Ravenshaw earls don’t seem to live very long. Now he’s saddled with an estate in near-ruin, a house that is literally falling down around his ears and not one but three dowager countesses to support, all with the threat of imminent death hounding his every move.
He needs money, and fast; a marriage of convenience with a rich heiress seems the logical way out of his problems. And if she happens to enjoy the firm spankings he loves to give, well, so much the better! A party at the hastily shored-up Ravenshaw Hall sees many young ladies that would tempt any man descend upon him, but it’s the un-dowered Miss Noone with the bewitching blue eyes that captures his fancy.
Will Leo marry for love, or money? And will he be able to do it before the Ravenshaw Curse claims another victim? Read Caroline’s Gift, available on the 4th of October 2018 to find out!