Alone in a gentleman’s bedchamber, rummaging through his clothing—governess Leah Vance risks social ruin. Only by selling political information can she pay for her sister’s care. And the letter she found in Julian DeChambelle’s coat could be valuable—if the ex-sea captain himself had not just walked in.

As a navy officer, Julian knew his purpose. As a new earl, he’s plagued by trivialities and marriage-obsessed females. Miss Vance’s independence is intriguing — and useful. In return for relaying false information, he will pay her handsomely. But trusting her, even caring for her? That would be pure folly. Yet when he sees the danger that surrounds her, it may be too late to stop himself…

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About The Author

Winner of the 2010 Golden Heart Award for Best Inspirational Manuscript, C.J. lives in the swamps of Southeastern Virginia with her handsome husband, active sons, one kinetic sheltie and an ever-increasing number of chickens. When she is not writing, you will find her gardening, watching old movies, playing classical piano (badly) or teaching a special-needs Sunday School class.

Books by C.J. Chase

The Reluctant Earl

As a new earl, Julian's plagued by trivialities and marriage-obsessed females. But Miss Vance's independence is intriguing ' and useful ...
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