From Bitchery reader Sunny, a really hard HaBO. Really. And there’s water involved. I KID YOU NOT.
I love Harlequin Historicals—and this book has
been sticking in my poor 76 yr old mind. The heroine and her father are
imprisoned for some reason. She has a suitor who does not do anything to
help her. While she and her father are in the prison yard, she is seen by a
gentleman—I believe he is a lord—who is imprisoned and sentenced to die.
Somehow she is contacted by the lord and he offers marriage so that she can
get out of the prison.
After pages of hemming and hawing, he marries him. He
escapes somehow—water is involved—and she goes to his estate believing she
is a widow. He reappears in the guise of a colonial—and after some
tribulation due to a very greedy cousin or cousin’s husband, he then claims
his wife. Please—can someone give me a title and author before I go insane.
Stop the insanity! If you can help Sunny identify this book, well, I don’t know if water would also be involved but it would be awesome. Anyone remember these?