The Cautious Maiden(2016)
(The fourth book in the Everstone Chronicles series)
A novel by Dawn Crandall
Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents' New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks - but when Violet's own reputation is compromised, the inn becomes the least of her worries.In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with a taciturn acquaintance - Vance Everstone.As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU.With danger stalking her and a new fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust - and who to leave behind.
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition