(From the publisher):
Although the young widow Maria Fitzherbert is a commoner and a Catholic, her dashing suitor is none other than the Prince of Wales, whose unquestioned royal duty is to marry a Protestant Princess.
In an age well accustomed to royal mistresses, Maria is as virtuous as she is beautiful. Rather than succumb, she flees to France... only to be irresistibly drawn back to England and into the arms of her Prince -- and a passionate relationship that may well cost the Prince his throne.
Set against the backgrounds of elegant London and fashionable Brighton, this turbulent, tender story of passion and politics unfolds, with all the great figures of a memorable age playing their appointed roles: the prolifigate playwright Sheridan, the shrewd William Pitt, enchanting Fanny Burney, mad King George III, and frightening Queen Charlotte, who is filled with vindictive hatred toward her rebellious son and his beloved...
Original title: Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The "royals"
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England