The Free Kindle Book of the Day is Of Moths and Butterflies by V. R. Christensen. From the synopsis:
“V.R. Christensen’s work reminds one of literature from the turn of the century, when masterful writers gave their characters emotional gestures and restrained dialogue. A tremendous accomplishment for a contemporary writer.” ~ Janie Bill, author
“What really makes this work is the author’s understanding of social attitudes in the 19th century. An enjoyable read!” ~ N. Gemini Sasson, author of Isabeau: A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer and The Crown in the Heather, Worth Dying For and The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy)
“Poor Imogen, cursed with money. All the things that money does to a family, the paradoxes of having and not having, of how money ruins the best of intentions, and the author combines all this with writing of the highest quality.” ~ Jeff Blackmer, author of Draegnstoen and
Highland King (People of the Wall)
“What scandalous mystery, what delicately hinted corruption wrought behind closed doors! The dialogue flows effortlessly, drawing the reader into the times. Of Moths & Butterflies is masterful for its genre!” ~ Toby Neal, author of Blood Orchids
A girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse, Gina has lowered herself in order to find escape from her family and their scheming designs. But when she is found, the stakes suddenly become dire.
All Gina wants is the freedom to live her life as she would wish. All her aunts want is the money that comes with her. But there is more than one way to trap an insect. An arranged marriage might turn out profitable for more parties than one.
Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?