To Wed an Heiress is the second book in the All for Love trilogy.
Here’s the blurb:
Rebellion drove Mercy Rutherford to Scotland to escape the possessive grip of her fiancé. But it’s fate that lands her in the crumbling highlands castle of Lennox Caitheart. A dreamer with visions of inventing airships, he’s most certainly mad. Handsome beyond words, he’s also causing an irresistible flutter in her stomach beyond reason. When Gregory arrives to see their arranged marriage to its bitter end, Mercy desperately turns to Ross with an offer of her fortune—and her hand in marriage.
The Earl of Morton has a reputation for being a daredevil eccentric, but even he is hesitant to engage in such a rash proposition—no matter how utterly beguiled he is by the wildly independent American heiress. And yet, with so much at stake, how can he possibly say no? But when their unconventional union grows into a passionate and inseparable love, more than Gregory’s obsession threatens them. Now, Lennox and Mercy will have to risk more than their hearts to save it.
I’ve always been fascinated with early flight and the pioneers who put themselves – and other – in jeopardy. Plus, I knew that women in the Victorian era weren’t given much freedom. What would an heiress’s life be like? Especially one as coddled as Mercy Rutherford? Would she yearn for a little freedom from her overprotective parents? What about the fate of relatives who fought on the southern side of the Civil War? And a Scottish feud that’s been ongoing for a hundred years? Add all those facets together and you have the genesis of the plot of To Wed an Heiress.