Linda Needham credits her background in theater for her keen sense of character and dialog. In the lives of her charming heroines and robust heroes, Needham weaves wonderful patterns of passion, adventure, and joy. Her Secret Guardian binds two strangers together through a fateful promise. When Kailey Hewett is called to her ancient foster father's deathbed, she is alarmed to find a huge, menacing figure looming over him. He is Simon de Marchand, the king's sheriff, and he has just sworn to marry Kailey within the hour. Simon expects an obedient wife. But Kailey has a mind of her own. She is determined to share his life--and his heart. Played out against the backdrop of medieval Britain, Her Secret Guardian is a lively tale of two people learning to love each other despite the ghosts of the past. Through Anne Flosnik's dramatic narration, the colorful cast steps from the page.