‘Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance’ Jayne Ann Krentz An enchanting new novella in the Westcott series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh It’s never too late to fall in love . . .
Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the web of solitude she has spun herself. To Matilda, who considers herself an aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable – love is a game for the young, after all. But her quiet, ordered life unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again.
Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to face Matilda Westcott thirty-six years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. When encountering Matilda at a dinner hosted by the Earl of Riverdale, he finds himself as fascinated by her as he was the first day they met, and wonders whether, after all these years, they have a chance at happiness together. Charles is determined to crack the hard exterior Matilda has built up for more than three decades, or he will risk losing her once again . . .
*Includes bonus excerpts from the Westcott novels*
A Westcott novella that celebrates the second-chance love of a couple in their 50s. Wistful yet hopeful, the story is a needed addition to a genre that usually celebrates the romances of younger protagonists