How wonderful that Laura Guhrke tells us Edie’s story in How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days.
To outsiders, Edie’s marriage didn’t seem one every girl would want. The American heiress, however, professed to be quite happy in the match with the Duke of Margrave arranged in a prior Guhrke novel. He married her for her inheritance and promptly disappeared.
It was at Edie’s insistence that Stuart had promised to take the money and stay far away in Africa. Now a near fatal run in with a lion brings him home. He’s changed his mind about the bargain, but Edie hasn’t. For reasons of her own, she still wants no parts of him.
As their second chance at making a go of their marriage unfolds, we are soon rooting for them to succeed.