"I do not think I wantto be married at all. I want to be rich. Very rich..."
When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop inorder to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shockedto hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The Earl of Carrisdown isboth drawn to and repelled by her shopgirl status. Undaunted, Henrietta proceedsto hang out the traditional confectioners' sign of a golden pineapple and soon findsa set of beautiful women in her employ, drawing the attention of the Earl ofCarrisdown's younger brother and best friend. Distressed by the situation, theearl makes it his mission to put Henrietta out of business. But he looksforward to tangling with the fiery sweetshop owner more than he's willing to admit.
Beaton, M. C.
M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.