She Never Knew That Life Could Be Such Fun!
Sophie Corby's mother had declared that at ten and nine, it was time Sophie was presented. So she was escorted to London for the season, where she was to be "fired off" as soon as possible so her father, Sir John, could return to the country and the only thing he lived for — fox-hunting.
Sophie was unaware not every gentleman aspired to the chase and dreaded the prospect of a loveless match. Meeting Sir Tony Farnham opened her eyes and gave her hope. Sir Tony was a polished town-dweller who took immense pleasure in the art of living, but who never developed a taste for the hunt. While Sophie was enchanted, Sir John was not and promptly produced a more acceptable candidate.
But Sophie could not resist the allure of Tony's easy grace and sunny disposition and found herself in direct opposition to her father. With the assistance of her timid mother, her eccentric aunt and Tony's persistent patronage, Sir John was finally "run to ground" to give his consent.
Sir Tony Farnham and Miss Sophia Corby
Harlequin Regency Romance - # 12