The English Lily

The English Lily [rls dt 5/15/2013] by Kae Elle Wheeler

[Currently Availble on Amazon]


Lady Kendra Frazier is devastated. The love of her life just married another, and now all she desires is to be as far away as possible. Viscount Lawrie, Joseph Pinetti Gray, is facing financial ruin and needs a wealthy heiress.  Luckily for him, Kendra’s impetuous nature has handed him the fortuity he requires to save his family’s downfall. But Joseph’s carefully cultivated plans come to a grinding halt when he finds himself falling in love for, what should have only been, a marriage of convenience. How can an old cursed doll help?

Joseph stood against the rail and let the warm humid air ruffle his hair.  There was nothing more invigorating than being at sea.  Now if he could just conjure some credible strategy for securing Lady Kendra’s hand.  Niccòlo’s presence on board should not have been an issue, but clearly Kendra sported a tendre for him. It was clear in how they put their heads together and whispered, her hand reaching for his arm, her soft laugh when he was near.

            Shoving a hand in his pocket, the tinkling of feminine laughter touched his ear, followed by Kendra’s soft-pitched voice.  “Surely, you jest, signore. Don’t tell me your words were in that you were looking for a maiden with a wart on her nose?”           

“I couldn’t have you sounding so irresistible, lest we find ourselves fighting the hordes of them through my search, signorina.” The signorevoice held a throaty purr that set Joseph’s teeth on edge. “I fear I had to mention your flaxen hair, white-as-cream skin, and heavenly blue eyes, however.”Joseph rolled his own eyes and stifled a groan.  They had not yet rounded the corner and seen him. He pushed himself from the rail, determined to interrupt before Niccòlo dropped to his knees to kiss Kendra’s feet. Or, worse, proposed.


Kathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler has a BA degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Management Information Systems that includes over forty credit hours of vocal music.  As a computer programmer over the past fifteen years, she utilizes karaoke for her vocal music talents. Other passions include fantasy football, NBA basketball, musical theatre, and jazzercise. Because to quote Nora Roberts to a one time question, if she worked out, her reply was, “You have to get off your ass.”

Kathy began writing romance several years back and has been a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of Romance Writer’s of America and the National Organization since March of 2007.  She grew up in the Dallas area and definitely considers herself a city girl.  She does not limit her travels to Writer Conferences in San Francisco, Washington DC, Seattle, Dallas, New Jersey, New York City and Atlanta because Jazzercise has fun conferences too (Denver, Palm Springs and Orlando). You can’t keep her at home!

She is a member of several RWA Chapters, including DARA, The Beau Monde and Passionate Ink. She has held several positions in the OKRWA Chapter, currently serving as Programs Director.

An avid reader of romance and patron of theatre, her main sources of inspiration come from mostly an over-active imagination.  Go figure!  She currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with her musically talented husband, Al, and their bossy cat, Carly.


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