The High Price of Wealth When lovely young Drusilla. Lawford returned from distant India to Regency England, she was shocked to discover that the will of a husband she had barely had time to know made her heiress to a splendid estate and a stunning fortune.
But Drusilla soon learned, that money could not buy happiness. In fact, her rise to riches threatened to rob her of all she held dear.
Handsome, elegant Lord Richard Pensley clearly thought her a heartless fortune hunter. Rumors spread by an unknown enemy marked her as something even worse. With her reputation in ruins and her heart in tatters, Drusilla had no one to defend her good name in a society that wickedly spun out slander - and had to find a way to win the love of a man who seemed bent doing his best to believe the worst about her!