First comes matchmaking, then comes marriage, and then comes a baby in a baby carriage … well, not quite.
Life in 1802 London is filled with great expectations and unlimited potential. As a house undergoing renovations reveals its secrets, newlyweds Gregory and Christiana embark on a wedding trip to Italy, determined to keep their own secret as long as possible.
Thomas Wellingham’s import business is growing faster than he can manage it. Even with new wife Emma acting as head accomptant, he needs another broker. His best friend, Todd Vandermeer, accepts his offer of employment despite his concerns about the viability of Wellingham Imports. His wife, Deborah, is expecting their first child, after all, and he needs the position.
Now that he’s completed his life’s work seeing to the renovations of every townhouse his wife owns, James Simpson is ready for a new job—that of father. Having informed his wife he would like an heir, he’s rather surprised to discover his plans for a family aren’t so far-fetched. But can Sophia abide a late-in-life pregnancy and the possibility of heartbreak should it all go wrong?
A single night will prove fateful for all their futures as Emma is forced to take on a role she has only played a few times—that of midwife. Can best friends and family remain so when life doesn’t quite get it right? Perhaps, but only if they can overcome The Pride of a Gentleman.