Simply Love, the second book in the quartet . . .
The story of Anne Jewell, the geography and mathematics teacher. She first appeared in my book "Slightly Scandalous" as the mother of an illegitimate child and the friend of Joshua Moore, Marquess of Hallmere, Lady Freyja Bedwyn's future husband. It was Lady Freyja, the secret benefactor of the school, who sent Anne to teach there. The Bedwyns will make several appearances in Anne's story. So will Sydnam Butler, severely wounded brother of Kit Butler in "A Summer to Remember." Many of you have asked me for Sydnam's story. Well, here it is . . .
Anne first spied him in the deepening dusk of a Wales evening -- a lone figure of breathtaking strength, his handsome face branded by a secret pain. For teacher and single mother Anne Jewell, Sydnam Butler is a man whose sorrows -- and passions -- run deeper than she could have ever imagined. As steward of a remote seaside manor, Sydnam lives a reclusive existence. Yet he senses in Anne a kindred soul, and between these two wary hearts, desire stirs. Unable to resist the passion that has rescued them both, Anne and Sydnam share an afternoon of exquisite lovemaking. As scandal looms, suddenly the unwed mother and the war-scarred veteran must make a decision that could forever alter their lives . . .