First work originally published: New York : Signet, c1997. 2nd work originally published: New York : New American Library, c1990.
The temporary wife: Lord Anthony Earheart wants a wife who will enrage the father he despises and then disappear from his life. But even after Charity agrees to this mockery of matrimony, she discovers that she's fallen for Anthony, and breaking their marriage vows may also break her heart.
A promise of spring: Grace Howard is devoted to Sir Peregrine Lampman, who did not withdraw his affection after she confessed to a youthful folly that compromised her virtue. But Grace did not tell the whole truth, and now that one thing she's kept from Perry threatens to destroy her last chance at true love.