When her father is hanged as a spy, Millie Woodridge is left alone and friendless. She takes on the role of companion to the demanding ex-actress Mrs. Oakengate. Mrs. Oakengate ‘collects’ notorious people and thinks Millie will make a nice addition to her collection. At a weekend house party, Millie’s world is thrown into disarray by two things; the arrival of handsome adventurer, James Haxby, and the news that her father might have been framed. As Millie and Haxby combine forces to find out the truth, she begins to fall in love. But Could the swashbuckling spy ever be interested in mousy Millie?
My True Companion marks the first appearance of my stock character, Mrs. Oakengate. It is followed by A Collector of Hearts, which is also available on Kindle.
Originally published by My Weekly Pocket Novels and Linford Romance Library.
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