Robina Shaw travels from the countryside to Lord Nelson?s funeral and stays with her cousin Henrietta, only to have her life changed for good. When the Earl of Rockhampton finds out that Robina is Henrietta?s cousin, he is amused, to Robina?s surprise. When she finds out that Henrietta has a gaming salon business, she understands his amusement. As she returns to her country parsonage home, Robina finds that the Earl has followed her there to get some country air. What follows is a series of even more astonishing and romance-filled events. The love story written by the beloved romance writer Ida Pollock dates back to the 20th century. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. Ida Pollock (1908 ? 2013) was a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.