Jourdian Amberville, the Duke of Heathcourte, is looking for the perfect bride. A practical and staid companion who will fit into his perfectly ordered life and never tempt him to fall in love. What he is not looking for is a violet-eyed sprite who tumbles right out of the sky to knock him off his horse.
Jourdian doesn’t know that Splendor is an actual fairy princess seeking the human mate she is destined to love. After they are forced to wed to avert a scandal, Jourdian realizes his new wife is no ordinary duchess, but a tender-hearted temptress who talks to animals and weeps diamond teardrops. The delightful chaos the mischievous beauty brings to his life threatens to make him lose not only his temper…but his heart.
If Jourdian is to keep Splendor, he must learn to surrender that heart to the strongest, most dangerous magic of all—the magic of true love.
Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.
“A charmer…a delightful adult fairy tale…perhaps best read alone so one doesn’t have to explain having a laugh or even a bit of a cry over a fairy tale.”—Publishers Weekly
“Combines a dash of Rumpelstiltskin with a dose of The Little Mermaid and all the love, laughter, joy, enchantment, magic, and sheer pleasure you can get from reading an unforgettable romance. Rebecca Paisley spins a tale of such beauty, delight, tenderness, and humor that you will be captivated by her characters and the marvelous fairy-tale atmosphere she creates.”—Romantic Times
“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Timesbestselling author
“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author
“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers
About the Author
Since her debut novel was published, bestselling author Rebecca Paisley has become known for creating her very own unique brand of magic on the page.
She decided early in her career to write the sort of books she wanted to read. Her determination earned her a slot on the "Publishers Weekly" bestseller list and the Romance Writer's of America Honor Roll. She's been a RITA finalist, won the "Romantic Times'" "Lifetime Achievement Award" and "Career Achievement Award," a Reviewers' Choice Award for "Historical Romance Fantasy" and a "Best Love and Laughter" Award.
Rebecca currently lives in North Carolina with her menagerie of beloved pets, still believes in magic, and still relies on the "pixie voices in her head" to inspire her as she works on a brand new book.