cover image Something in the Heir

Something in the Heir

Suzanne Enoch. Griffin, $16.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-84252-7

This sparkling Regency romance from Enoch (Hit Me with Your Best Scot) goes all out on madcap hijinks. Emmeline Hervey must marry and produce an heir in order to inherit her family home, so she arranges a marriage of convenience to her friend William Pershing, promising to advance his career, and, as the years pass, she invents two children, citing their poor health as the reason no one’s ever seen them. The lie catches up to her, however, when she and her family are summoned to her grandfather’s birthday celebration. She comes clean to a shocked Will and they do the only thing they can think of: make a generous donation to a local orphanage to borrow eight-year-old George and his five-year-old sister, Rose, to play the parts. But they’re not counting on the children being such formidable little troublemakers. Rose and George refuse to cooperate until the adults agree to their demands, including finding the children a suitable home at the end of their eight-week stay. And, as Emmeline and William pose as young parents in love, romance blossoms in their previously loveless marriage. The kids steal every scene they’re in and Emmeline and William are a couple to root for. This adorable makeshift family is sure to win hearts. (Sept.)