Author: Margaret Porter
Publication date: April 2024
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Hannah Ballard’s most successful relationship: her career.
Her superpower is an uncanny ability to discover perfect movie settings while avoiding the limelight herself. Promoted from location scout to location manager, she’s involved in pre-production for a film based on a bestselling historical novel. A chance meeting with an aristocratic landowner leads her to Somerset and his estate in picturesque Milver Vale—the ideal backdrop for a period drama.
Martin Latimer, Marquess of Milverston, believes the release of a high-profile motion picture can increase tourism and bolster the local economy. And he hopes to spend more time with its intriguing location manager.
After Hannah suffers a professional setback, she accepts Martin’s invitation to attend the annual village festival before flying home to hunt for her next job. Proximity and mutual passion propel the couple into an exhilarating affair. But Hannah’s discovery that Martin is a magnet for the scandal-hungry press forces her into a painful and damaging decision.
Powering through heartbreak is hard. Especially when coping with unemployment—and dealing with members of her fractured family. For their protection, she must part from the nobleman asking her to stay with him. Who makes her believe that, at long last, she actually could be falling in love.
about the author
Margaret Porter is the bestselling author of The Myrtle Wand (October 2022), The Limits of Limelight, the award-winning Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr, and a dozen more highly acclaimed historical novels. Her lifelong study of history inspires her fiction and her travels. A former stage actress, she has also worked in film, television, and radio. When not writing, she tends her extensive rose gardens, sits by the lakeside letting her imagination roam, exercises her dog, or plays her mandolin. Author website: www.margaretporter.com.