His Lordship's Return Disrupted Her Household . . . And Her Heart! Miss Althea Underwood made a deathbed promise to her cousin. She would remain at Keswick House, oversee its affairs, and most importantly, raise the baby girl now orphaned by her mother's passing. The child's father, the notorious Earl of Keswick, was gone — having been amicably thrown out of the household with no plans to return.
For five years, life had run smoothly — until the lord of the manor came back. He returned to find a bride, which surely meant Althea's days at Keswick House were numbered. For what new bride would want an unmarried miss underfoot?
Althea never imagined the impact the earl would make upon his return, nor the surprising series of events that opened reluctant hearts to love!