A North Country Gem . . . For dashing seafarer Richard Dunne, domesticity held no appeal — he was bound heart and soul to his prosperous trading business. He was distressed, therefore, to learn he had inherited the earldom of Rothbury and was to return to Dunne Castle with haste. But his spirits sank further still when he found seven young wards awaiting him there!
Only one, beautiful Annabelle, could turn his head with her spirited manner. Richard thought a Season in London might yield a suitor for this headstrong lady. But parting would prove difficult for their hearts had already set sail, charted for true love! Characters: Richard Dunne and Annabelle