October 8, 1871 One small spark ignites the entire
city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But
amid the chaos, a case of mistaken identity leads to an
unexpected new love.
As the historic fire ignites across town, Kathleen O'Leary
finds herself dressed in borrowed diamonds and silk,
enjoying a lavish masquerade. The penniless maid has
caught the eye of Dylan Francis Kennedy, the rich,
handsome gentleman all of high society has been
speculating about. The night feels alive with magic...and
ripe with promise.
Then fire sweeps through the city, cornering the young
lovers with no hope of rescue. Desperate to share their
last moments together, Kathleen and Dylan impulsively
marry. Incredibly, they survive. Now, as the fire burns
down to cold ash, Kathleen must tell Chicago's most
eligible bachelor that he has married a fraud.
But the joke's on her. For this gentleman is no gentleman.
While Kathleen had hoped to win Dylan's love, he had
planned only to capture her heart and steal her fortune.
Dylan Kennedycon artist, gambler and ne'er-do-
wellhas been unwittingly caught in his own game. Now
the real sparks are about to fly.
A reissue of Susan Wiggs's RITA award-winning historical
romance; Book Two in the Chicago Fire Trilogy.