After forty years of devoted service, Vicar Humbly is eager to retire to his pleasant cottage and tend to his garden. But before he can live in peace, he must salve his conscience by traveling to the homes of three couples whose marriages have troubled him. Though he is a man of the cloth, Vicar Humbly knows that desire sometimes needs a little help from unexpected places . . . and that he may have to be less the Vicar, and more Cupid's emissary.
She Loved Him for His Mind . . .
Heiress Beatrice Chaswell always said she would marry only for true love. Shy, plump, and possessing little social grace, she fears she'll never find a husband - until fate smiles upon her in the form of the devastatingly handsome Gabriel Baxtor. To Beatrice's astonishment, Gabriel seems enchanted by her every move . . . and before long, she gladly surrenders her heart - and her hand in marriage. But after the wedding, Beatrice discovers the true motives behind Gabriel's sudden seduction.
. . . . He Married Her for Her Money
When Gabriel inherits a crushing family debt, he knows he must wed a woman of wealth to replenish his meager funds. Beatrice Chaswell is the perfect choice - until she learns the real reason he took her as a wife. Suddenly, the warm-hearted creature Gabriel has grown fond of becomes cold and distant, even turning his servants against him! Now, to save his marriage, Gabriel must start from the beginning. He must woo Beatrice all over again, and somehow find a way to mend her broken heart . . . even as he realizes that the lady he married for convenience may be the woman of his dreams.