The Earl of Sefton is delighted when he sees the midwife approaching bearing a tiny bundle. Within moments of being introduced to his new son, his world is shattered by the news that his wife did not survive the birth. Thorne, a man used to commanding regiments, puts his emotions aside to deal with providing for his newborn son. His first concern - one made known to the entire household by his heir s fully functioning lungs - is to secure a wet nurse. Catherine had met and married her seafaring officer within days of meeting him. She had been selling jams and jellies for her church on market day when Thomas swept her off her feet. She fell wildly in love and when he proposed she was delighted to finally be free of her aunt. Jacqueline DeGroot is a an American writer from Sunset Beach, North Carolina. When she is not working, she loves to be outside and her love for the Brunswick Islands is reflected in her books. She has written over twenty books, including The Secret of the Kindred Spirit: A Romantic Mystery Set at Sunset Beach, Flash Drive, and The Earl’s Wet Nurse.