The Montailhac Family Series
3 - Joachim



 Sometimes being strong is simply being kind....

 Joachim, the youngest of the three Montailhac brothers [see below] is [usually] a perfect gentleman. He only has one guilty secret. Athletic, hard-working and keen to prove himself, Joachim supervises his father's estates and livestock. However, when two young ladies arrive for a visit, problems of all kinds multiply and being gentlemanly gets ever more difficult. 

Helen [Nell] and Sophie Hartford are cousins of Joachim's sister-in-law, Olivia [see Scandalous Lady]. In the Spring of 1818 they find themselves outcasts from their officer father's home in Paris and are forced to accept Olivia's assurance that the Marquise de Fontanes and her family will make them welcome. But the two troubled girls struggle to fit into the very different lifestyle of the large and slightly exotic Montailhac family.