Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Set in 1783, this romance chronicles the doomed relationship between a prince regent and a Catholic widow. The prince falls for her first, but as there is a great gulf in social class, she laughs at his advances. The poor prince is so distraught he attempts suicide. The widow then feels compassion and secretly marries him. Unfortunately, their secret becomes grist for the rumor mill and when it threatens the relationship between the prince and the king, the prince denies his marriage. The jilted woman runs away, and the prince marries the woman to whom he was originally betrothed.
secrets, Catholicism, class [social], class-consciousness, forbidden-love, jilted, love, marriage, prince, romance, rumors, secret-marriage, social-classes, suicide, wedding, widow/widower, grave