From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes A HOLIDAY IN BATH. Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Julie Daines, Caroline Warfield, and Jaima Fixsen
Lord Edmund’s Dilemma by Caroline Warfield
Lucy Ashcroft doesn’t share her stepmother’s belief that she might find a husband during her sojourn in Bath, but she does enjoy a respite from a household full of half-siblings and a younger sister preparing for her London Season, something Lucy can’t even dream about. She enjoys the company of the elderly ladies in her aunt’s circle, happy to enjoy their stories and to make their restricted lives a little better. She certainly doesn’t expect to find love.
As the younger son of a wealthy marquess, Lord Edmund Parker has been taught to do his duty. His parents intend him for the clergy, which in their mind means a prestigious position on the archbishop’s staff. He feels torn between their expectations and a his own ambition to become a physician and to assist at a free clinic. His mother insists a holiday in Bath is just what he needs to clear his head and bring him to do what his father demands.
When Lucy and Edmund meet while helping the ladies in their lives take the waters, their mutual interest in helping the infirm draw them together. With Lucy at his side, Edmund knows what he must do, but how can he set up a practice and care for a family if he must forfeit his family’s support? How can he pay his addresses to Lucy if he has no income or prospects?