It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar-while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. Surely what their meddlesome fathers insisted must have been true--that he was a reckless seducer determined to destroy her innocence-and she was a shameless fortunehunter. So it was for the best when their plans to elope went hopelessly awry. Even after a seven-year separation, Victoria--now a governess--still leaves Robert breathless. But how could he ever again trust the raven-haired deceiver who shattered his soul? And Victoria could never give her heart a second time to the cad who so callously trampled on it the first. But a passion fated will not be denied, and vows of love yearn to be kept-even when one promises the moon.
Julia Quinn, auch als zeitgenössische Jane Austen bezeichnet, studierte zunächst Kunstgeschichte an der Harvard Universität. Ihre überaus erfolgreichen historischen Romane präsentieren den Zauber einer vergangenen Epoche und begeistern durch ihre warmherzigen, humorvollen Schilderungen.