Thornwood Fae4 books in series
Pricked by Thorns Publisher's Summary
All wealthy men are in want of a wife. And a mad woman is in need of an escape.
Catherine swore she wouldn't go back to the asylum. Her parents locked her away for seeing ghosts and fae, but years of treatment couldn't cure her. Spirits still haunt her, and the fae continue to taunt her. Her treatment might have failed, but if Elk Grove taught her one thing, it was how to impersonate a sane person. Finally free of the institution, she will do anything to remain so, even if she has to trick a man into marrying her. With the family's debt hanging over her head, Catherine's mother is insistent she marry.
Lord Thornton is the perfect candidate: a rich bachelor as charming as he is generous. But Catherine has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving and a charismatic mask can hide nefarious intentions. However, with creditors knocking down their doors and time running out, Catherine doesn't have time to be particular. Either she marries or she will be sent back to the asylum.
When a ghost makes an ominous prediction regarding Lord Thornton, it brings into question not only Catherine’s sanity but her plans to wed. Elk Grove told her ghosts weren't real, but can she ignore the warning when it's her life at stake? Now she must make a choice: Defy her parents’ order and be locked away for good, or risk her life and marry Lord Thornton instead.
This romantic gothic fantasy tale, a prequel to the Thornwood Fae, is sure to delight fans of Carnival Row and Jane Eyre.