Tessa James has worked and planned tirelessly to open her own millinery shop. All she needs now is a loan from the lord who sired and abandoned her. The only problem is she doesn't know his name. What's a woman to do to find him but enter the aristocratic world by becoming a governess? Guy Whitby, the new Duke of Carlin, has returned to London after years abroad to discover that his young daughter Sophy has become a wild-child known for scaring away every governess who's crossed his doorstep. When Tessa James applies for the job, he hires her in desperation, despite his misgivings that she's too bold and beautiful-and that she might be fibbing about her qualifications. Their blooming attraction leads them on a completely unexpected path to love that neither wants to deny. But when an old enemy threatens Guy's family, their forbidden romance goes up in flames. Can they still learn to love and trust each other as forces try to tear them apart?
Patty Miller, a paraplegic, is discovered at home barely clinging to life. Her infant son, already dead, lies on her chest still clinging to his mother. On the morning that Patty is found, she is not expected to survive but is taken to the hospital where she eventually recovers. But, severely emotionally disturbed, Patty soon finds herself a patient at Hillside Asylum.
As Patty's condition deteriorates, the staff and doctors perform unnecessary experimental procedures on their patient. But when someone from Patty's past learns about her incarceration, they vow to get her out and make those responsible for the abuse suffer…Told from a unique perspective, as if fiction is fact, The Asylum is the perfect listen for fans of suspenseful thrillers and historical fiction.