Amanda O'Connell is in a scrape. If she doesn't find a husband while she's in America, her father will marry her off against her will.
Then Christopher Claybourne — a dark, mysterious rogue sentenced to death — inspires a plan. She'll marry him secretly, and then return to England a widow.
Everything works perfectly, until Amanda meets her father's new racehorse trainer. He's gorgeous, he's a gentleman and he's . . . her husband! Christopher has escaped, determined to clear his name. Then he'll claim what is rightfully his — his title and his bride! Harlequin Historical - # 853