(Includes a preview of the second BETROTHED novella, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN) BETROTHED is a trilogy of standalone stories that explore the world of arranged marriages and how they affect every couple differently. On a beautiful day in the French countryside, Austrian heiress Valeska Reiter marries a man she has only seen a handful of times over the past two years. The wedding day is only the beginning. Andre Dubois comes from a line of French nobility so long that they somehow escaped the guillotine.
His debonair mannerisms and handsome looks lead Valeska to say yes to a proposed match after only one meeting in Monaco. It seems like a fairy tale ending after a wedding night that leaves Valeska panting and awaiting a lifetime of more. But a decade and two children later, Valeska can’t help but wonder… what are the limits of an arranged marriage when a woman’s dignity is on the line? She loves him. She’s pretty sure he loves her. But ten years of a language barrier proves the end of Valeska’s sanity as she finally pushes Andre to say what’s really been on his mind for ten years – in a language his wife can understand!