When a powerful, decisive aristocrat undertakes a mission to protect an absent‑minded young inventress from England's enemies, he finds his orderly world turned into chaos. Merlin Lambourne's stubborn dream of flight puts her at risk—and is driving Ransom crazy. In spite of himself, he is oddly enchanted by this muddled miss and her eccentric ways . . . but can he overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both of their lives? A whimsical Regency‑era tale of flying machines, fancy, and love among the hedgehogs.
Laura Kinsale is the award‑winning and New York Times–bestselling author of The Shadow and the Star, Seize the Fire, The Prince of Midnight, Flowers From the Storm, For My Lady’s Heart, and The Dream Hunter. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. Shadowheart won the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for best long historical romance of 2004. Kinsale also won best romance novel of 1990 for Prince of Midnight. Kinsale was 1987–1988 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine. She was also Regency Historical Romance 2004 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine and the Innovative Historical Romance 1994 RRA Awards Nominee for Best Historical Romance Author.