Rose Ellis was a fraud.

Or so thought the geological community. A paleontologist who uncovers fossils on the shores of Lyme Regis, Rose wants to make a name for herself, on her own merit. It won’t be easy for a working-class black woman, but she is determined not to let anything impede her goals. Especially not geologists who would prefer to discredit her than to allow a woman in their ranks.

Lord Peregrine Belmont has floated through life as the second son of an earl. A painter and a dreamer, he is often forgotten about, which is just the way he likes it – until his brother’s death changes everything. For suddenly Perry is not just Perry, but Lord Belmont, the future Earl of Sheriden. A life of duty and responsibilities await, despite his longing to retreat to his family’s home in Lyme Regis and enjoy a slow-paced life.

When Perry visits Lyme, he is immediately captivated by the stunning, intelligent woman who saves his life and, in the process, unearths a skeleton that just might change both of their futures. For despite all that stands between them – an earldom, a betrothal, and Rose’s determination not to depend on a man – they just can’t help but fall in love.

But will that love be strong enough to battle all that stands in their way?


Ellie has always loved reading, writing, and history. 
For many years she has written short stories, non-fiction, and can hardly believe that she is now living out her dream writing historical romance.

In every era there is the chance for romance, and Ellie enjoys exploring many different time periods, cultures, and geographic locations. No matter when or where, love can always prevail.
 She has a particular soft spot for the bad boys of history, and can't help but write of strong, feisty heroines.

Ellie and her husband love nothing more than spending time at home with their two sons and Husky cross. Ellie can typically be found at the lake in the summer, pushing the stroller all year round, and, of course, with her computer in her lap or a book in hand.

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