I Take This Man
By Emilie Loring
Recently married to the wealthy Donald Garth, Penelope Garth makes a mistake she has to work hard to rectify.
Confiding in the woman who was second to her mother in plain earshot of her new husband sets the marriage on the wrong foot. But it was the truth, she had only married Donald to ensure her mother’s medical expenses could be paid … she was madly in love with Dick Wentworth – or so she thought.
With her honeymoon cancelled, and Donald eager to ensure their marriage seems fine on the outset, he takes her straight to Uplands, the Garth Estate. Aware of the tension between herself and Donald, Penelope seeks to regain his love and respect.
Donald Garth is the top man at the Garth plant. Currently embroiled in his top-secret work, he starts to spend more and more time away from Uplands. Meanwhile, Penelope starts to make changes within the community … changes that the men at Garth plant, and their families, welcome. But when Penelope discovers there is a plot to murder her husband, but who would want that?
It had to be someone at Uplands – but who? Fane, the curious butler who carried a gun, or the furtive valet Macy? Or could it be the unexpected house guest, Kitty Scarlet, gorgeous, glamorous, blonde and widowed?
Emilie Loring was an American romance author who started writing in 1914 and continued writing until her death in 1951. Following her death, her sons, who published some unfinished material they found at her estate. The ghost-writer was Elinore Denniston.