Marilyn Stellini lives in the Swiss Alps. Fascinated by the tales she read as a small child, she discovered a new source of love stories and faraway times when she plunged into historical romances as a teenager. She began to write while pursuing her studies in psychology, until she finally turned to the world of publishing.

Lucy’s Heart

A brash healer embroiled in a forbidden passion in the 19th century

Lucy Hadley has no time for the chattering of high society, while her healing talents have earned her the reputation of being a witch. Called to the bedside of the Earl of Lauderdale, who is seriously ill, she meets the nobleman’s best friend, Jack de Nerval, a mysterious duke who has sailed the seven seas in the service of Napoleon’s navy.

It’s the beginning of...