Something in the Heir: A Novel (Paperback)
One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Romances of the Fall!
New York Times bestseller, Suzanne Enoch takes a delightful new path in her joyful historical romantic comedy, Something in the Heir.
Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules. But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big — and very messy! —trouble.
Emmeline and William Pershing have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. Their relationship is a seamless blend of their talents and goals. They’ve settled into separate, well-ordered lives beneath the same roof, and are content to stay that way—or so Emmeline thinks. And if William has secretly longed for a bit more from the woman he adores, he’s managed to be content with her supreme skills as a hostess and planner, which has helped him advance his career.
Then when Emmeline’s grandfather, the reclusive Duke of Welshire, summons them both for his birthday celebration and demands they bring their two little angelic children, William is stunned to discover that his very proper wife invented not one, but two heirs to fulfill the agreement for living at Winnover. But surely if Emmeline and William team up and borrow two cherubs to call their own, what could go wrong? Enter George, age 8, and Rose, 5—the two most unruly orphans in Britain.
As the insanity unfolds, their careful, professional arrangement takes some surprisingly intimate turns as well. Perhaps it takes a bit of madness to create the perfect happily ever after.
"An engaging, uplifting read. Treat yourself to a delightful, effervescent romantic comedy, featuring appealing characters in a novel plot strewn with unexpected twists.” —Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling Author
"Grab a cup of hot tea and a delicious scone because Suzanne Enoch has written a sparkling, fresh new book. SOMETHING IN THE HEIR will delight fans of both Julia Quinn and Jane Austen with its witty banter, rich family dynamics and scintillating humor. This book is going straight to my keeper shelf!" --Karen Hawkins, New York Times bestselling Author of The Book Charmer
"Sure to win hearts." - Publishers Weekly
"Will appeal to readers who are looking for a [...] romance." - School Library Journal