|| This witty Regency short story (approximately 12,000 words) by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern will appeal to fans of the traditional Regency romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly. Lady Ann of Gloucester is highborn bride about to embark on an important arranged marriage. Before sacrificing herself on the altar of duty, she decides to experience one last day of unchaperoned fun. Her attempted escape, however, appears to be foiled when she gets stuck in a tree. She is fortunate to be rescued by a gallant gentleman, who then accompanies her on a most excellent adventure. When she finds herself falling in love with her handsome rescuer, Lady Ann must now face an arranged marriage that not only tests her sense of duty. It might also break her heart."Candice Hern is a striking talent of superior merit, one whose intelligence, wit, and craftsmanship are as impressive as her elegant romantic sensibility." —Romantic Times.