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The Wicked Guardian

(1978)
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Clare Penryck is playing a dangerous game with Regency England's most elegant bachelor...

Under the care of Lady Thorne, Clare meets Sir Benedict Choate, recognising him from her old paintings at home...

She is supposed to return to her Grandmother in Dorset, but when she dies, Sir Benedict is to become her guardian, much to Clare's horror.

She had known this elegant aristocrat for only one London season - but that time had sufficed to show her how insufferably arrogant he could be.

Benedict made it clear that he expected Clare to be a very proper young lady, to remain safe on her secluded country estate and to wait for a decent match - an idea which Clare struggles with.

Both Benedict and the law said she must obey him. But headstrong Clare has no intention of doing so...

Sir Benedict Choate was clearly unprepared for the lesson in love he was about to be given - by a maddeningly wilful young girl who had so much to learn herself...

Is Benedict really the wicked guardian Clare believes him to be?

Or could he be her greatest protector?

Vanessa Gray (along with Jocelyn Carew) is a pen-name used by Jacquelyn Aeby, who was born in Indiana and graduated from the University of Chicago. Under these three names she has written over thirty historical romance novels with a particular focus on the Georgian and Regency periods. Other best-selling Vanessa Gray titles include 'The Masked Heiress', 'The Lonely Earl', 'The Dutiful Daughter' and 'The Wayward Governess'.


Genre: Historical Romance

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