THE EXQUISITE PRETENDER . . .
In dress, manner, and speech, Miss Elizabeth DeLisle seemed every inch a leisured lady. No one could guess she had been forced to take a position in trade - or that she had come to the Earl of Auden's estate to entice him into naming her dismayingly disagreeable cousin Anthony heir to a fortune that she then could share.
But Elizabeth had stiff competition for the Earl's imperious favor . . . from the schemingly seductive Lady Isabel Courtney and her odious little boy, Owen . . . from the implacably upright Richard Courtney and his unfortunate honesty . . . and from the memory of the Earl's first wife, who had made him despise women who deceived.
Elizabeth knew she could never reveal the truth to the Earl - even when she forgot about gaining his fortune and began losing her heart . . .