LB. ENGLEZA Everyone knew the Earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . . When Pierce Kirrier rescues a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he has no idea who she is or where she came from. But at first sight of this enchanting maiden, he knows he must claim her for his own. Taking her back to Penhollow Hall, he pampers her like a princess, determined to win her trust and her heart. For Eden, awakening in an elegant bedchamber in a remote corner of Cornwall is like a perfect dream. In Pierces arms she has discovered true love, true joy, and a passion she never imagined could exist. Yet she knows in her heart that, once her secret past catches up with her, her dreams could be shattered . . . forever. On her way to become part of a royal harem, virginal but romantically trained Eden takes advantage of a storm and escapes in a dinghy only to be rescued by Pierce Kirrier, earl of Penhollow, who, according to the villagers and his mother, is badly in need of a wife. Of course, Eden isn’t exactly the wife his mother had in mind?no one knows anything about her and she’s not telling?but that doesn’t stop Pierce and Eden from falling in love. Secrets and deception are all part of this readable, romantic Regency-era tale that features likable characters, an improbable but enjoyable plot, and just a touch of magic.