Corners slightly bumped. A bright, attractive copy.
Second book in the English Garden series in a large print edition.
"Living on the pittance afforded her father as a retired Colonel, Anne Gardiner struggles to keep up appearances in their small town. His health is declining so she takes on as many chores as she can. Bur she never thought repairing the thatched roof would send her toppling into the arms of Robert Weston, the new owner of the vast estate that rings her cottage. Unfortunately, the Colonel misreads the situation and demands a hasty betrothal to save Anne's honor. The kind Weston complies and is deeply touched as Anne bravely bears the brunt of her father's damage to her once-chaste reputation. Now can Weston find a way to turn a sham of marriage into a true love match?"; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall