Jane Douglas had a sharp wit, a brilliant mind, and an extraordinary knack for numbers. As financial advisor to Lady Martha Kettering, she was able to provide for herself, her sister and her mother. Jane had resigned herself to a quiet life in the country, in service.
Viscount Luke Kettering was a Corinthian: self-confident, elegant, with a talent for all the manly arts, and a penchant for taking risks. He was admired by his peers, yet his constant requests for funds to settle his gambling debts caused his mother deep concern. He eagerly accepted her challenge to give him control of his inheritance if he could prove to be financially responsible. All he had to do was act prudently for one month. He did not factor in one detail--that Lady Martha's financial advisor would be overseeing his accounting for the month--and that he was--a she! read more
I don't believe there's an Elizabeth Mansfield book that I don't enjoy and this one was no exception. She always has different types of characters - the female lead in this story was not really of the peerage and was employed as a "man of business" by the male lead's mother. Jane was then but in charge of managing Lucian's (Luke) finances to see if he could handle his inheritance for a month without squandering it. And then the story goes from there.read more
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