Lord Emrys was after her house, and by heavens, Sarafina Jones vowed, he would not have it! She had moved the orphanage she ran to a charming country village, and no pompous dandy was going to take away "Saint's Haven," their snug cottage. Well, "Saint's Haven" was not quite snug. The garden was weedy, the windows in need of repair, and the furniture missing. And here was this arrogantly handsome lord insisting that he had bought the deed. Nonsense! The man was stealing from orphans, and Sara intended to stop him. What she never intended was to develop a tendre for him.
But when this tranquil countryside turned out to be a perilous place filled with highwaymen, villains, and impostors, Sara found herself in need of a hero – and Emrys seemed to appear every time she needed rescuing. Now he was on his way to claiming a kiss as well as her property. But what could convince an unencumbered man like Emrys to propose to a missionary's daughter with a house filled with children? Heaven alone knew the answer . . . and the answer was love.