6. The Penniless Peer

The Penniless Peer by Barbara Cartland

6. The Penniless Peer

Written by Barbara Cartland

Collection

Eternal Collection

Location

France

Period

1817

Genre

Dashing Dukes

Heroine

Fenella

Published

01 October 2012

Eighteen-year-old Fenella is a mischievous as her freckled elfin beauty and feline green eyes suggest but beneath that puckish charm she hides her ardent desire to do all in her power to make her beloved cousin Periquin, Lord Cornbury, happy. When to her chagrin the dashing Lord returns from the Napoleonic War after fighting with Wellington, penniless and passionately in love with another a woman of great wealth and even greater beauty, whom he cannot marry without wealth of his own, Fenella sacrifices her private passion to his wellbeing. Laying her life and her love on the line, she joins Periquin in a swashbuckling and death-defying life of crime as highwaymen, robbers and smugglers. Will their exploits reap the riches he needs? And will Fenella’s all-conquering love remain unrequited? Only when Perequine faces losing her forever will he find the answer in his heart…

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