Can two people with painful pasts still find a happy future?
Orphaned at a young age and left with almost nothing, Iris Bedford welcomed the chance to become governess and guardian to three distant cousins who were also orphaned. At least, she did when she was merely twenty-one. Now, at twenty-six, and her young charges growing up, Iris is worried about what the future holds. Is it too late for her to have a family of her own?
Franklin, Duke of Suffolk, always had an adventurous spirit, until he ended up lost in the heart of Africa for two years while hunting for rare and exotic plants. Now back home and nearing thirty, it’s time for him to take his place in society by finding a wife and having children. But Franklin is not the confident man he once was and is doubtful he will be able to find a woman able to put up with his acquired oddities.
Iris and Franklin cannot deny the attraction they feel for each other, but when Franklin is ordered to marry a young lady of status and Iris’s reputation is called into question, will they ever be able to find the happiness both have so long been denied?
Garden of Joy is a sweet, clean Regency romance and book 4 in the Garden of Love series! It is a STANDALONE romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
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