Inevitably a Duchess was a 2014 Golden Leaf Finalist.
“One would think that there’s such a great disparity between the two story lines, but the author does a good job of weaving both elements into each other…. It’s a great journey of self-knowledge, not just for Jane, but also of Richard.” – Tin, Loves Saves the World
Inevitably a Duchess
Lady Jane Haven had to find a reason to survive, a purpose to carry on when it seemed God would not just let her die. Widowed after an abusive marriage, Jane seeks solace in the arms of the one man she has always loved. But her scars run deep, and the physical comfort her lover brings does little to heal her pain.
Richard Black, the Duke of Lofton and spy for the British War Office, waited for her, watching as the agony of marriage broke the woman he loved. His instincts tell him to protect her at all costs now that she has come to him, but when Jane stumbles into his current case investigating a bodysnatching ring, his intentions prove harder to meet than he had anticipated.
As a treasonous plot threatens their chance at love, can Jane find the strength to be his duchess?